Biomethane purchasing from farmers, smaller biogas facilities and other operators
To produce bio-LNG, we liquefy biomethane from our own production to turn this into advanced biofuel. Of course, we would also like to make it possible for other biomethane producers to sell their own biomethane volumes to the transport sector. For this reason, we purchase quantities of biomethane produced primarily from waste materials in accordance with RED II. We offer suppliers a complete package with the purchase of their entire biomethane volumes (both from substrates of the former input material remuneration class I – including maize, other NawaRo, as well as the former input material remuneration class II – including liquid manure, dry chicken manure) at fair prices over the entire term.
Moving into gas processing and the subsequent option of liquefaction of biomethane to bio-LNG is also a sustainable solution to maintain the economic viability of existing biogas. If you want to retrofit your plant with a biogas treatment plant, you can do this very easily with our help. More info here.
We are also happy as part of this service to assist with the necessary certification.
Biomethane is produced by treating biogas. During processing, CO2 is separated from biogas by special processes and the biogas is also purified of other components such as nitrogen. The biomethane produced in this way is chemically equivalent to natural gas, and can therefore be fed into the natural gas network and also be used just like natural gas. However, biomethane from biogas is a renewable, climate-neutral energy source and therefore contributes to the decarbonisation of the transport sector.
Advantages for operators of biogas facilities
Long-term contracts for complete volumes at attractive prices
Low (price and consumer’s) risk due to long-term supply contracts
Clear costing basis (for investments in plant conversion to biomethane feed-in)
Liquefaction options as a service for biogas facilities operators with several plants
With our integrated bio-LNG liquefaction plant, we will be opening up a new, lucrative commercial field for both us and our customers from the end of 2023. In this regard, we apply the current RED II directive and climate targets in the transport sector; this is because fuel distributors must now reduce the GHG emissions of their products by 25% by 2030. The switch to the green all-rounder bio-LNG, which we will be providing at our plant from 2023, will assist this process. With our fixed-rate liquefaction concept, biogas facilities operators from the agricultural sector, for example, will also benefit from the attractive conditions.
We will be happy to send you more information on the benefits of fixed-rate liquefaction. Contact us here.
Liquefaction is provided for a service charge per kilogram for a pre-agreed annual quantity. This volume is transported via the gas network from the customer’s biomethane plants to our central liquefaction plant. After conversion, the customer is responsible for marketing bio-LNG and the resulting GHG quotas.
The bio-LNG must be collected regularly from the output port of the liquefaction plant by the customer, the latter’s end customer or a contracted transport company. We are also happy to assist with any necessary certification as part of the service.
Advantages for biomethane producers at a glance:
- No investment required in your own on-site liquefaction plant
- No technical responsibility and support for your own LNG plant
- Outsourcing of possible technical malfunctions related to liquefaction
- No hazardous materials on own premises
- No LNG filling/loading on own premises
- No complex approval process required for an LNG liquefaction plant
- Retention of network usage fees for biomethane feed-in (in case of a new installation) as these are avoided
- Lucrative opportunities for bio-LNG and GHG marketing
- The added value remains with the biomethane producer
Trailer filling for fuel stations, logistics companies and other fleet operators
With a capacity of over 500 GWh, our liquefaction plant will produce around 35,000 tons of green fuel annually. This corresponds to around 100 tons of bio-LNG per day, which can on average be used to operate up to 1.800 LNG trucks in an environment friendly process. Here, the daily LNG production is collected on site by around five tank trailers and distributed to LNG refuelling stations.