Industry-first Bio-LNG offering from Flogas
Liquid biomethane added to off-grid energy supply portfolio for commercial and industrial operations
FLOGAS Britain – a major supplier of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) – have added liquid biomethane (Bio-LNG) to their off-grid energy supply, marking the industry’s very first Bio-LNG solution for commercial and industrial operations.
Available immediately, the new Bio-LNG offering is targeted at businesses running continuous, energy-intensive manufacturing or industrial processes, as well as the transportation industry.
A cleaner energy source than any other off-grid fossil fuel, companies switching to Flogas Bio-LNG can benefit from major carbon savings of more than 80%, compared with conventional diesel engines.
The launch comes not long after Flogas unveiled their 2040 Vision and ambition to supply customers with 100% renewable energy by 2040.
‘Adding Bio-LNG to our off-grid energy supply is a real step-change for the business and shows just how serious we are about building a lower-carbon future for the UK,’ said David Taylor, head of corporate affairs and innovation at Flogas.
‘Whilst this renewable biogas is already in its infancy across the transport industry, we’re the very first to bring it to off-grid commercial and industrial companies – and we’re delighted to be leading the way.
‘We already supply tens of thousands of tonnes of conventional LNG each year for industrial use, but as the UK moves towards a commitment to cut emissions to ‘Net Zero’ by 2050, Bio-LNG is perfectly placed to fuel industry.
‘Not only does it provide a reliable, powerful and abundant fuel source, it will radically improve a company’s carbon footprint too. This is a major draw, as it helps businesses meet strict government carbon and pollutant reduction targets.’
Bio-LNG is a highly sustainable version of LNG with almost the exact same chemical make-up. It is produced during the anaerobic digestion process, which breaks down organic matter (such as food, sewage sludge or animal waste) to produce methane-rich biogas.
This makes Bio-LNG a renewable energy source, one that produces far fewer carbon emissions than other off-grid fuels, and negligible pollutants.
‘The good news is, businesses already running their operations using LNG can switch to Bio-LNG instantly,’ said Mr Taylor. ‘By using certified Bio-LNG on a mass-balance basis, there’s no need for set-up changes or costly downtime, and businesses can enjoy immediate carbon savings.
‘Green gas is injected into the grid as biomethane – sourced mainly from anaerobic digestion plants – with each unit displacing the equivalent amount of conventional gas. We then provide customers with green gas certificates, which track the biomethane through the supply chain, providing certainty from production to end use.’
Flogas say their Bio-LNG offering is also available to businesses currently using other fuels. The company’s expert team can provide bespoke solutions for new customers and manage the whole process – from civil works through to installation and commissioning of new equipment.
Customers also benefit from Flogas’ LNG truck fleet, which is said to be one of the largest and most technically advanced of its kind.
‘At Flogas, we’re so convinced by the benefits of Bio-LNG that we’ve just added new Bio-LNG trucks to our own fleet,’ added Mr Taylor. ‘These trucks are just one of many positive steps the business is taking, as we move towards a cleaner, greener future.’