For the September ’19 issue of LNG Industry, LIQAL’s CEO Jorg Raven, explains how technological developments, along with an increase in distribution infrastructure, are enabling the transition from diesel to more sustainable alternatives such as LNG and bio-LNG.
For the issue #8 of Gasworld LIQAL’s CEO Jorg Raven was interviewed about the opportunities for LNG as a replacement for Diesel and using all solutions side by side.
EC through its Renewable Energy Directive mandates that 10% of the transport fuels in 2020 will come from renewable sources, focusing on a minimum 35% reduction of Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Towards that direction, LNG and Bio-LNG are expected to play a pivotal role in Europe’s comprehensive renewable fuel strategy for the transition to a low-carbon transport sector.
Micro (Bio) LNG (production capacity 0.1-30 tons/day) refers to its direct use of (Bio) LNG in its liquid form as a transport fuel, contrary to its traditional regasification and subsequent introduction into the gas grid. Nevertheless, currently liquefaction is part of an integrated big scale distribution system, taking place in large scale facilities.
This kind of facilities is highly CAPEX intensive, require long realization time (up to 72 months) and are only profitable at large scale (min. 2000 Nm3/h inlet gas flow). Thus, the market demands small liquefaction systems able to fulfil the gap among big producers and small consumers. Current competitors (mainly EU based) offer different single stage liquefaction solutions which result either to lower conversion efficiencies, higher energy consumption or require considerable higher inlet gas flow (>500 Nm3/h) and use of consumables.
We provide a proprietary Micro Liquefaction Unit - MLU250 - able to treat methane streams for producing LNG as clean fuel for transportation with the following key advantages over Micro-Liquefaction systems using natural cooling media: - Cost-efficiency: “Plug and play”, modularized set up with 25% lower investment needs and accelerated construction schedules. - Energy efficiency: Low energy use for feedgas liquefaction without liquid N2 use, being from 7% up to 64% more efficient than alternatives. - Operators can easily add capacity up to 25 tons/d with small modular units (250 Nm3/h). - Remote accessibility: Enables monetization of small (bio)gas plants, impossible until now.
The first LNG-powered trucks have successfully been provided with LNG at the new service station of Group Bruno in Tessenderlo. Thank you LNG Drive and Philippe Desrumaux for selecting LIQAL as supplier of this LCNG refuelling facility with a storage capacity of 80,000 litres of LNG, a dispenser to supply LNG to trucks, another one to serve CNG-powered vehicles and a dedicated dispenser to fill up CNG tube-trailers.
On 1 May 2019, LIQAL was re-certified and awarded the ISO 9001:2015. This certificate shows the Quality Management System meets all strict requirements. The certification applies to design, construction and maintenance of modular gas systems for LNG and H2 distribution. Certificate of Approval ISO 9001:2015.
The Central and Eastern Europe Small-Scale LNG Forum takes place in Vilnius on 7 and 8 May. Our Business Development Manager Joost Jansen will highlight the opportunities and challenges associated with the deployment of LNG refuelling stations for transportation purposes, and LIQAL’s innovative, cost-effective technical solutions that enable supply of (Bio)LNG as a mainstream retail fuel.
BREDA – The Dutch company LIQAL has been awarded a contract for turnkey realization of a refuelling station for LNG and LCNG, to be located at the Esso service station adjacent the E40 highway in Heverlee, Belgium. The station will be deployed by Drive Systems in cooperation with EG Group.
Dutch magazine for service stations Tankpro organizes its Tankpro exhibition and congress on November 21 and 22 next. LIQAL will participate as a stand holder and both Jorg Raven and Joost Jansen will speak at the congress.
LIQAL’s founder and CEO Jorg Raven was interviewed by the Dutch magazine Tankpro, together with Jonas Cautaerts, Business Developer Colruyt Group. The article is about the first publicly accessible hydrogen fuelling station in Halle, Belgium.
We congratulate our partner Colruyt Group with the official opening of its first publicly accessible hydrogen refuelling station.