Shell Starts the Largest Plant for the Production of Bio LNG in the Rhineland
04.25.2024 By Tank Terminals - NEWS

April 25, 2024 [Storage Terminals Magazine]- Shell Deutschland GmbH has officially inaugurated a new bio-LNG plant in the Energy and Chemicals Park Rhineland, marking a significant milestone in Germany’s energy transition efforts. The plant, the largest of its kind in the country, has the capacity to produce approximately 100,000 tonnes of the lower-CO2 fuel annually, enabling the refueling of 4,000-5,000 LNG trucks per year and avoiding up to a million tonnes of CO2 emissions.

 

The opening ceremony, attended by prominent guests from politics, society, and administration, underscored the importance of such investments in driving structural change and supporting the country’s energy transition goals. Michael Kellner, MP, parliamentary state secretary of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection, highlighted the opening as a significant signal for investments, job security, and the energy transition in Germany.

Felix Faber, managing director of Shell Germany, emphasised Shell’s commitment to serving the entire value chain for bio-LNG. With a Europe-wide network of 90 filling stations for LNG trucks, including 36 stations in Germany, and ongoing efforts to expand production capacity, Shell is actively driving the transformation of the transportation sector towards lower-carbon alternatives.

Bio-LNG, derived from sustainable sources such as agricultural waste, plays a crucial role in Shell’s ambition to become a net-zero carbon company by 2050. Alongside investments in green hydrogen, wind and solar power, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure, bio-LNG represents a key component of Shell’s strategy to manage the trilemma of energy security, energy costs, and climate-friendly energy transition.

The Energy and Chemicals Park Rhineland serves as a focal point for Shell’s efforts in the energy transition, with initiatives such as green hydrogen production and the shift towards high-quality lubricants production reflecting the company’s commitment to sustainability and innovation. Through its diverse portfolio of low- and carbon-free products, including bio-LNG, Shell aims to empower customers in advancing the energy transition while reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector.

 

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