A large portion of the cost of liquefied green gases like LNG and LBG goes towards transporting the gas from the place of production to the consumer. The gas is often sailed halfway across the globe to large terminals, from where it is distributed by truck or pipeline – also over large distances. Local production of LNG and LBG shortens the supply chain dramatically and makes it possible to lower the price.
Due to the immense size and corresponding cost of traditional liquefaction plants, terminals and vessels, LNG and LBG have yet to gain the widespread use they deserve based on their many qualities. Therefore, the primary challenge lies in establishing the local, small-scale infrastructure that can bring these gases closer to the consumers.