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Liquind, EnviTec Biogas sign bio-LNG supply agreement

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Liquind 27/4 and EnviTec Biogas have signed a contract for the sale of bio-LNG.

The bio-LNG will be produced in a new liquefaction plant, which will be built by EnviTec in Güstrow, Germany. Liquind is in charge of organising the transport and distribution of bio-LNG to heavy-duty customers at its truck fuelling stations.

EnviTec is already operating a biogas production and upgrading facility at its Güstrow site, which will use upgraded biomethane for liquefaction starting in autumn 2022.

“Not only are we developing a new field of business, but we are doing pioneering work for the transition to more sustainable transport in Germany,” said Olaf von Lehmden, CEO of EnviTec Biogas.

“The utilisation of bio-LNG has significant potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector compared with oil-based fuels.

“Additionally, a well-functioning infrastructure is in place for the distribution of bio-LNG, whereas the comprehensive use of electromobility and hydrogen alternatives requires extensive development. Until these alternatives are ready for use, precious time is being wasted.

“The established CNG and LNG fuel station infrastructure can and must provide a remedy. Together with Liquind as a partner for the marketing of the fuel at truck stations, we are able to significantly contribute to the decarbonisation of heavy-duty traffic.”

Christian Schneider, managing director at Liquind, commented: “We are happy about the start of this cooperation with regards to this important matter and underline our commitment to developing a sustainable fuels infrastructure in Germany.

“The bio-LNG from this and additional projects enables our customers to operate their vehicles even more sustainably while benefiting from constant high quality and security of supply.”