What is LBG?

If organic matter breaks down in an oxygen-free environment, we get biogas. It is virtually identical to natural gas, but more sustainable since we do not need to extract fossil resources to create it. Even better, if we turn this biogas into a liquid, it becomes LBG, or liquefied biogas – a highly compact, highly effective energy source that burns cleanly and helps protect our climate.

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For the transport sector, LBG has the potential to greatly reduce harmful emissions from trucks and ships. Biogas comes from resources that are already part of the carbon circulation – such as manure. If we develop our capacity to use these resources, we move towards a more sustainable future.

Below is an example of how LBG production is a responsible solution that can lead to immediate gains for both people and planet.

Example of an LBG supply chain

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1. Plants absorb CO2 and get eaten by livestock

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2. Manure from animal agriculture is collected

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3. Degassing separates the methane

illustration of a liquefaction plant and a LNG/LBG tank bunkering a container ship and refuelling a truck

4. LBG can be used for refuelling and bunkering

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5. Biogas reduces CO2 emissions

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6. The climate pay-off is immediate

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7. Plants benefit from degassed manure

With our global reach, we strive to become pioneers within small-scale liquefied green gas solutions and to help the world towards a wider use of sustainable fuels. Our 4 core principles form the basis for our customers’ success by ensuring them a tailored, simple and smooth transition to a greener future.

Frej Olsen Head of MAKEEN Cryo, MAKEEN Energy

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