Scandinavian Biogas extends agreement with Dutch gas station chain Rolande

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“We will supply liquefied biogas to trucks in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany”

Scandinavian Biogas has extended the agreement with the Dutch company Rolande for deliveries of waste-based liquefied biogas (Bio-LNG). Rolande supplies liquefied natural gas (LNG) and Bio-LNG to her clients via a network that consists of 20 owned stations in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany and that will be expanded the coming years. For Scandinavian Biogas the volume of this agreement replaces another previously announced agreement.

There is a growing demand in all these markets, mainly from transport companies that want to use renewable fuels. In Europe, most vehicle gas consist of fossil based natural gas, but customers of transport companies are increasingly demanding more renewable biogas in the fuel mix.

First major international delivery of liquefied biogas

Deliveries will begin in 2022 from Scandinavian Biogas’ facilities in Sweden and Norway for primarily supply to the Dutch and German market. The supplies are for several years and in total 90 GWh Bio-LNG per year. As a comparison, 90 GWh Bio-LNG corresponds to the annual consumption of more than 200 trucks that drive 100,000 kilometres or 15,000 cars that drive 10,000 kilometres a year.

Scandinavian Biogas has made large investments in liquefied biogas in recent years. Liquefied biogas means that biogas is turned into liquid by freezing it to minus 162 oC . As a liquid, the gas takes up only one-sixth as much space as in the compressed form or 600 times less space than gas phase. This means significantly more efficient storage as well as transport and an ideal biofuel for trucks, ferries and industrial applications. The investments in liquid biogas have attracted various companies in Europe.

“This collaboration is excellent and proof that our vision is right. We notice a great interest in liquid biogas among many players in Europe. The European gas organization NGVA has set a goal of 280,000 gas-powered heavy trucks in Europe by 2030. I think we will see much more of this in the future, there are already over 400 gas filling stations in Europe for liquefied gas (LNG and Bio-LNG) and the network is being expanded at a fast pace”, says Matti Vikkula, CEO of Scandinavian Biogas.

“We look forward to offering more Bio-LNG to our customers soon. The demand from customers is increasing as we see more and more companies becoming environmentally conscious. The collaboration with Scandinavian Biogas has just begun”. says Jolon van der Schuit, CEO at Rolande.