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Denmark supports clean shipping with new biogas plant

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A liquefied biogas (LBG) plant to be built in Denmark will allow ships to bunker clean fuel directly from dock, enabling the shipping industry to reduce emissions and increase refuelling efficiency.

Having recently started construction on the new facility, Nordliq plans to begin supplying LBG to both ships and trucks from the summer of 2023, aiding in the decarbonisation of an industry responsible for 3% of global of CO2 emissions each year.

According to the company, the plant will initially produce 20,000 tonnes of LBG per year, scale-able up to 120,000 tonnes.

Considered a leader in the production of biogas in Europe, Denmark is targeting a gas grid comprising of 100% green made-in-Denmark biogas before 2030.

According to Petter Amundsen, founder of Nature Energy – the co-owner of Nordliq, the demand for biogas in the country is driven by a desire from industry to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels.

“Both ship and truck owners want to limit their carbon footprint by shifting from fossil energy source to fuels like biogas,” he said, adding that many fuel companies also want to be able to offer biogas as part of their selection.

In addition to leading the energy transition to biofuels in Europe, Denmark is also paving the way for countries to establish a stable fuel supply amidst a volatile global energy market.


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