LIQVIS GmbH and EnviTec Biogas AG have signed an agreement for the supply of bio-LNG. EnviTec Bioenergie Güstrow GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of EnviTec Biogas, will start supplying LIQVIS with bio-LNG. Bio-LNG will be produced at the biogas plant in Güstrow. As the fuel will be carbon-neutral, this will lead to a further significant reduction in CO2 emissions compared with conventional LNG. From October 2022 onwards, the bio-LNG will be available from LIQVIS filling stations in Germany as an alternative fuel for the heavy goods vehicle sector.
“The supply agreement with EnviTec is a major milestone on our way towards further decarbonizing LIQVIS product portfolio. Since 2017, our conventional LNG products have been helping our customers make significant reductions to their carbon footprint when compared with the use of diesel fuel. Starting in 2022, our partnership with this established and experienced biogas generation company will also let us offer a fully carbon-neutral product at an attractive price for the very first time. If our efforts here are well-received by our customers, this would signal real progress towards decarbonizing heavy goods vehicle transport in Germany,” said Sebastian Gröblinghoff, Managing Director of LIQVIS.
Olaf von Lehmden, CEO of EnviTec Biogas AG, also commented: “The implementation of RED II in Germany is the first truly ambitious approach to the energy transition in the transport sector. The admixture of bio-LNG or a complete conversion to this fuel can make a hugely valuable contribution to the decarbonization of the rising volume of heavy goods traffic in Europe. With the acquisition and conversion of the Güstrow Bioenergy Park, EnviTec is entering into the production of advanced biofuels and opening up a new business segment.”
Uniper subsidiary LIQVIS has been operating LNG filling stations since 2017. These stations are located at strategic transport hubs that serve a particularly high volume of heavy goods vehicles (including Berlin-Grünheide, Hannover-Langenhagen, Kassel-Lohfelden and Bönen). To meet the increasing demand for this alternative fuel, a systematic expansion of the company’s German LNG refueling infrastructure is planned over the next few years. Examples of regions that will gain new LIQVIS stations this year as part of this expansion include Bad Honnef, Ulm-Seligweiler and Magdeburg.