Attero, Titan LNG and Nordsol, all based in The Netherlands, have joined forces in the FirstBio2Shipping project, designed to help decarbonise maritime transport through scalable and decentralized production of bio-LNG, which originates from organic waste flows, particularly domestic and agricultural waste. The project has received funding of €4.3m ($4.85m) from the EU through its Fit for 55 package, which supports the new EU objective of a minimum 55% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
Through their collaboration, Attero will produce 6m Nm3 of biogas a year from domestic biowaste. The biogas will be upgraded and liquefied into bio-LNG through Nordsol’s iLNG technology, which produces contaminant-free bio-LNG, without methane slip or high temperature demands. Together, Attero and Nordsol plan to produce 2,400 tons per year of high-purity bio-LNG and 5,000 tons per year of liquid bio-CO2.
Titan will supply the bio-LNG to the maritime industry, reducing GHG emissions by 92% compared with a conventional maritime fuel, according to a statement from the partners.
Set to be completed in 2023, the plant will be located at the Attero facility in Wilp, The Netherlands.