Scandinavian Biogas extends deal to deliver bio-LNG to Rolande’s stations in Netherlands and Germany
Scandinavian Biogas has extended the agreement with the Dutch company Rolande for deliveries of bio-LNG. Rolande supplies LNG and bio-LNG to its clients via a network that consists of 20 owned stations in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, and that will be expanded the coming years. 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 carriers are increasingly demanding more renewable biogas in the fuel mix.
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 kilometers or 15,000 cars that drive 10,000 kilometers a year.
Scandinavian Biogas has made large investments in bio-LNG in recent years. “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 filling stations in Europe for LNG and bio-LNG and the network is being expanded at a fast pace”, said 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,” commented Jolon van der Schuit, CEO at Rolande.