Construction begins on world’s first biopropane production facility

Ground has been broken on the construction on the world’s first biopropane production facility. SHV Energy, the parent company of Calor Gas, will market the biopropane, which will be produced in the a production facility in Rotterdam by Neste.

Fulco van Lede, a management board member of SHV Energy, said: “Bio lpg is a wonderful addition to our product portfolio and our customers can benefit from it. Bio lpg can be used within a full range of existing lpg applications, from transport and commercial heating to retail leisure cylinders, demonstrating the versatility of the fuel without having to change conventional equipment. This provides our customers with an even cleaner rural energy alternative to the high carbon fuels many are dependent on in off-grid areas.”

Kaisa Hietala, executive vice president of renewable products at Neste, said: “For us, it represents an important step in implementing our renewable product strategy. We have developed an innovative renewable product family based on our NEXBTL production technology. Bio lpg is the latest addition to our list of renewable products.

“I am happy to say that the cooperation with SHV Energy has been seamless. It ensures that customers in Europe will be able to use this new renewable product and enjoy its environmental benefits and other unique properties.”

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