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Why choose LNG/LBG?

Choosing LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) or LBG (Liquefied Biogas) as your energy solution offers several practical benefits. Its high energy efficiency makes it a cost-effective choice for power generation and industrial use. Both options ensure a reliable and flexible energy supply, meeting the demands of today's industries.

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Cleaner energy sources

  • Reduced or zero emissions

    The reduction of harmful pollutants such as CO2, nitrogen oxides (NOX), sulphur oxides (SOX) and particulate matter mean that switching to gas solutions will have a positive impact on both human and planetary health. Unlike diesel and heavy fuel oil, LNG and LBG do not require extensive clean-up in the unlucky situation of a spill. The natural gases simply evaporate and dissipate into the atmosphere, leaving no residue whatsoever in water or on soil to the benefit of surrounding ecosystems and water systems.

  • Easily available fuels

    Since the volume of natural gas and biogas decreases significantly when undergoing the liquefaction process, the liquid gases take up 600 times less space than in their gaseous forms. Such compact energy sources are an advantage when it comes to both storage and transportation – very little space is required for a lot of energy. In that way, the fuels also become available to customers and vehicles, such as ships and trucks, that cannot be geographically tied to the gas grid.

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Complying with international legislation limits

Aside from all above-mentioned benefits, LNG and LBG also have a significant value in relation to legislations. With the tightening international regulation of air emissions within the maritime industry for instance, many shipowners are forced to rethink their fuel solutions. Since traditional marine fuel does not meet the demanded requirements, new energy sources are needed. With their various attractive features, LNG and LBG are both rational and responsible choices to keep the industry above water. Also the trucking industry faces emission regulations when entering some of their hotspots. Many big cities, for example in Germany, have established low emission zones, and all vehicles that enter must meet certain low emission stand­ards. A requirement that calls for alternative fuel solutions like LNG and LBG.

  • Cost-efficient solutions

    The cost savings gained from switching from oil-based fuels to liquefied green gas solutions depend on the constantly fluctuating prices of both commodities. Unlike oil, which is priced on a global scale, the prices of LNG and LBG vary across the globe depending on local supply and demand. Due to the higher calorific value of natural gas, gas-fired appliances typically offer higher efficiency than their oil-fired equivalents.

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