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What is LNG?

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is changing the energy landscape. By cooling natural gas to a liquid form, we make it easier to store and transport. This versatile energy source powers industries and homes globally, ensuring a reliable and responsible energy supply for the future. 

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  • No contamination in case of a spill

    Since it is composed primarily of methane (around 90%), LNG is odourless, colourless, non-toxic and non-corrosive. If spilled, it instantly evaporates and dissipates into the atmosphere, leaving no residue to be cleaned up. Also, if spilled on water, LNG will float and then evaporate without having any ill effects on the ocean’s ecosystem.

  • How can more people gain acces to LNG?

    Small-scale liquefaction plants can move the production of LNG closer to the place of consumption. Not only will this decrease transportation costs and LNG product costs for consumers, it will also make it possible for businesses and communities without access to the gas grid to benefit from using natural gas. Small-scale LNG plants can also help adjust the availability of natural gas to the seasonal fluctuations in demand.

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Where does it come from, and how can it be used?

Natural gas is extracted from underground wells. Before it can be used as a fuel, the gas must undergo various processes to remove impurities and heavy hydrocarbons. After these processes the gas is ready for the liquefaction – cooling it down until it liquefies. Specially designed LNG carriers and insulated tank trucks then transport the gas to its destination, where it is usually returned to the vapour state at a regasification plant or used as a fuel for ships and trucks.

The benefits of LNG

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    What is LBG?

    Liquefied biogas (LBG) is a highly compact and effective energy source that is already a part of the carbon circulation.

    Learn more about LBG

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    Why choose LNG/LBG?

    Choosing LNG or LBG is opting an efficient and reliable energy source. LNG offers high performance with fewer emissions, while LBG supports a circular economy by converting waste into energy.

    Make the choice

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    Switching to LNG/LBG

    Are you considering to switch to LNG or LBG? We can help you all the way – making the transition from your current energy source to our liquefied gas solutions very easy and painless.

    How to make the switch

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