Rohe Solutions to start liquefying biogas at Hamina LNG terminal
Finnish company Rohe Solutions announced on September 22 that it will start liquefying biogas at the Hamina LNG terminal in Finland. Liquefaction at the terminal and the first pilot deliveries are planned to start in early 2024.
Rohe Solutions is a joint venture between Finland's Hamina Energia and Estonian Alexela. The company sells natural gas, LNG, and biogas, as well as related services, to industrial manufacturing, heavy goods transportation, and maritime traffic.
"Rohe Solutions is cooperating with various stakeholders to increase the supply of biogas," said Sanna Kokkonen, CEO of Rohe Solutions. "By liquefying biogas from the grid, we will be able to offer bio-LNG to the market before the planned biogas production plant projects are completed."
Bio-LNG liquefied at the Hamina LNG terminal is a beneficial solution for both biogas users and producers, the company said. For the user, biogas liquefaction at the terminal improves the availability of biogas, which is important as demand is growing. For the producer, adding a renewable energy source, such as liquefied biogas, to their fuel portfolio enables them to reduce emissions with solutions that are sustainable well into the future.
Rohe Solutions believes that smaller biogas producers will benefit from the possibility of biogas liquefaction at the LNG terminal since this can be done without the producer having to make costly investments in liquefaction equipment.
The Hamina LNG terminal is operated by Hamina LNG and owned by Hamina, Alexela, and Wartsila. The terminal began commercial operation last year.