Why choose LNG/LBG?

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied biogas (LBG) are both cleaner and more cost-efficient than oil-based fuels. They are better for the people, planet and profit and therefore sustainable energy choices in every way.

Cleaner energy sources

Whether we talk LNG or LBG, both liquefied green gas solutions are more environmentally friendly than any other conventional fuels. Composed primarily of methane, they both burn more cleanly, emitting significantly lower or zero amounts of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere. LBG can even be seen as a renewable energy alternative, since it is already a part of the carbon circulation, and it is not necessary to extract fossil resources to create it – a CO2 neutral process. Though, with the two responsible gases being more or less chemically identical, they are equally compatible with all our solutions.

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 these green 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 environmentally friendly fuels also become available to customers and vehicles, such as ships and trucks, that cannot be geographically tied to the gas grid.

Complying with international legislation limits

Aside from all above-mentioned benefits, LNG and LBG also have a significant value in relation to environmental 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, sustainable alternatives 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 greener 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.