Alexela has become the first energy company in Estonia and in the Baltics to supply the domestic market with 100% carbon-neutral bio-LNG, the fuel that is the most sustainable in road transport today and that helps reduce greenhouse gases of heavy-duty vehicles in the logistics chain. The bio-LNG pilot delivery has been successfully completed by Alexela.
“Enhancing sustainable transport has always mattered to us. It is clear that today, as climate problems are affecting hundreds of millions of people across the globe, companies and individuals must find possibilities for reducing their environmental footprint. The fact that we are the first ones supplying liquified biomethane in the domestic market is not arbitrary, but a result of long-term targeted action towards reducing the emissions of the transport sector,” said the CEO of Alexela, Aivo Adamson.
Alexela uses the sustainable fuel primarily for supplying its own fleet. Namely, Alexela’s fuel trucks run on bio-LNG and the fueling with biomethane represents a win-win situation environmentally. “As said, today when climate issues are debated heavily, especially in the transport sector, we must find sustainable circular economy solutions and grab the bull by its horns, by finding ways to reuse biological materials and food waste, including in heavy-duty transport,” Adamson commented.
When asked whether and how other Estonian enterprises could benefit from the piloting delivery of bio-LNG, Adamson said that the message given to the market is reaffirming. “Estonian road transport businesses and industrial enterprises can be sure that we in Alexela are able to create climate neutral supply chains. It is also important to ensure the security of supply and neutralise the footprint of heavy-duty vehicles,” he explained.
Although the bio-LNG delivery was a pilot in Estonia and in the Baltics, Alexela has got several other projects connected to LNG. In 2017, Alexela opened an LCNG station in Võru, south Estonia, and in 2019 the most versatile fuel station was opened in Jüri, near Tallinn, which was also the first public LNG station in the Baltics. This spring, Alexela plans to open an LNG-CNG station in the beer capital Saku, near Tallinn. An LNG terminal is also being built Kotka-Hamina port in Finland.