An artist's impression the Titan LBM facility

Titan, a leading independent supplier of low and zero-carbon fuels, will build the world’s largest liquefied biomethane (LBM, also known as bio-LNG) plant in the Port of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The facility will have an annual production capacity of 200,000 tonnes and will allow supply to ships and trucks.

In this regard, two contract were signed, one with biogas producer BioValue for the exclusive off-take of all on-site produced biogas, and the other with Linde Engineering to perform the basic engineering.

BioValue will supply a significant part of the biogas required for the LBM production. For this, BioValue will construct a new biogas plant, adjacent to the LBM plant.

The bulk of the LBM produced by the plant will be supplied to the LBM-powered vessels of Titan’s launching customer. The remaining will be supplied to truck refueling stations and industrial customers.

The first LBM production is expected in 2025.

The LBM will substitute fossil fuels, avoiding about a million tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions per year, equal to the annual emissions of about 25 per cent of all diesel cars in the Netherlands.

Sustainable production of LBM is a key project target and has been integrated throughout the plant’s design.

The project will only source biogas from sustainable feedstocks that are compliant with the latest EU Renewable Energy Directive, and are International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) certified.

Other sustainable integrations in the plant include the capturing and utilisation of the biogenic CO2 side stream, and the hydrogen-ready design.