Port of Rotterdam mulls bio-LNG plant
Europe’s largest port wants to expand into bio-LNG production and bunkering, expecting demand for LNG as a marine fuel to continue to rise
The Port of Rotterdam, Europe's largest, is considering building a bio-LNG production plant in a bid to offer more sustainable products in its thriving LNG bunkering business, the port’s head of business intelligence for liquid bulk, Ronald Backers, tells Transition Economist.
Bio-LNG is produced by liquefying biomethane, a gas obtained using renewable resources such as organic waste or manure. There is growing demand, especially within the transport sector, for bio-LNG to lower the super-cooled fuel’s carbon footprint. Consultancy Guidehouse estimates that global bio-LNG demand from the shipping sector could reach 461TWh by 2050.
“We are looking at bio-LNG possibilities, both production a
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