Independent supplier of low and zero-carbon fuels Titan has announced a Liquified Biomethane (LBM, also known as bio-LNG) production project for 200,000 tonnes of LBM per year. Titan will build and operate the LBM plant at its strategic location in the Port of Amsterdam allowing supply to ships and trucks.
Important milestones for the project are the two recent contract signings with biogas producer BioValue for the exclusive off-take of all on-site produced biogas, and with Linde Engineering to perform the basic engineering.
BioValue, one of the largest biogas suppliers in the Netherlands, will supply a significant part of the biogas required for the total LBM production. For this, it will construct a new biogas plant, adjacent to the LBM plant. The remaining biogas will be sourced from other production installations throughout Europe that are connected to the existing gas grid, this hybrid sourcing set-up enabling the scale required for impactful decarbonisation of the marine industry.
Titan has selected Linde Engineering to perform the engineering based on Linde’s proprietary liquefaction technology.
The new plant will be located adjacent to Titan’s berth in the Port of Amsterdam, from whom the land will be leased. The first LBM production is expected in 2025.
Ronald van Selm, CTO at Titan, commented: “Titan is committed to decarbonise shipping by supplying LBM and any other renewable fuels such as hydrogen-derived methane, also known as E-LNG. Strategic value chain collaborations are paramount to ramping up alternative fuel production to the scale required for shipping. We are proud of the joint efforts with BioValue and look forward to a long-lasting partnership.”
Roon van Maanen, Director Energy & Circular Industry at Port of Amsterdam, said: “Having the energy transition, circular economy and clean shipping at the core of our sustainability strategy, Port of Amsterdam welcomes the novel renewable fuel plant with full support. We want to reduce emissions in our port area and lead the way in the transition to a sustainable society. This plant, with its hydrogen-ready design, is a perfect example that fits seamlessly with our long-term strategy for the port.’’