Scandinavian Biogas extends bio-LNG deal with Rolande

Scandinavian Biogas has extended its agreement with Dutch gas distributor Rolande on deliveries of waste-based bio-LNG.

Rolande supplies customers with vehicle gas via a network of 20 petrol stations across the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. It is mainly trucks that are refuelled with LNG and bio-LNG. For Scandinavian Biogas, the volume of the agreement replaces a previously published agreement.

There is growing demand for bio-LNG, mainly from hauliers who want to run on renewable fuels. Today, most vehicle gas on the continent is fossil natural gas, said Scandinavian Biogas, but customers and distributors are gradually placing ever higher demands on more and more admixture of renewable biogas in the fuel.

Deliveries will begin in 2022 when Scandinavian Biogas’ facilities in Sweden and Norway will primarily supply the Dutch and German markets with bio-LNG. In total, this involves 90 GWh of bio-LNG annually – equivalent to the annual consumption of 200 trucks driving 100,000 kilometres (km) per year, or 15,000 cars driving 1,000 km.

“This collaboration is great fun and proof that we thought right,” said Matti Vikkula, CEO of Scandinavian Biogas. “We notice a great interest in liquid biogas among various players in Europe.

“The European gas organisation NGVA has set 280,000 gas-powered heavy trucks in Europe as a goal for 2030. I think we will see much more of this in the future; there are already over 400 gas filling stations in Europe for LNG and bio-LNG and the network is being built out at a fast pace.”

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