LBG (liquefied biogas) is the sustainable variant of LNG (liquefied natural gas). LBG is mainly used for heavy transport, shipping, and off-grid applications.
OrangeGas doesn’t sell LBG at the moment. However, there are plans to buy it in or produce it as locally as possible.
LBG is mainly used for trucks and coaches travelling long distances, and shipping.
The range of an LBG vehicle is impressive. Some LBG trucks can even travel 1,500 km on a single tank. Filling up takes no longer than conventional fossil fuels. LBG is a clean fuel, which means 80% fewer CO2 emissions compared to diesel. Finally, the trucks make up to 50% less noise and vibration, which means loading and unloading is sometimes possible outside the hours fixed by many municipalities in the Netherlands for these tasks. All in all, good news for the health of drivers.
LBG trucks are more expensive. Depending on the distance travelled and the aforementioned advantages, the extra investment can be recovered. In fact, you can even save money by switching to LBG. If you’d like to find out more, please contact us.
Litre for litre, LBG is cheaper than diesel. Transporters can also save a considerable sum in Germany, as LBG trucks are exempt from Maut (German road tax)! These trucks are also 50% quieter, which means loading and unloading is sometimes possible outside the hours fixed by many municipalities in the Netherlands for these tasks. More and more clients demand clean transport, so an LBG vehicle qualifies you for their assignments.
Yes, LBG vehicles are safe. An LBG/LNG vehicle has to comply with stringent safety requirements. LBG in the tank is free of oxygen, to prevent any possibility of explosion or ignition.
Drivers must receive training on how to fill a vehicle with LBG. Strict safety requirements apply to this process. Drivers must also use PPE such as safety glasses, cryogenic gloves and closed footwear. They must also keep their arms and legs covered while filling up. This protective equipment keeps the driver safe when handling LBG at a temperature of -160 ºC.
Filling up with LBG is different to filling up with normal fuel. Drivers must follow training on how to fill a vehicle with LBG first. OrangeGas will provide this training after the first filling stations open.
Drivers must wear PPE such as safety glasses, cryogenic gloves and closed footwear. They must also keep their arms and legs covered.
There are currently few or no places where you can fill up with LBG. However, several LNG suppliers have stated that they intend to start selling LBG soon. LBG and LNG can be used in the same truck. At the moment, the network of LNG filling stations can be found via the LNG Platform: https://www.nationaallngplatform.nl/waar-kunnen-trucks-lng-tanken/
The CO2 emissions of an LBG vehicle are up to 80% lower than those of a diesel vehicle.
The infrastructure is constantly improving in the countries neighbouring the Netherlands. As a result, more and more carriers are switching to LNG/LBG. To see all the places you can fill up outside the Netherlands, go to: https://www.ngva.eu/stations-map/
There are many different suppliers of well-known brands that supply LNG/LBG trucks and coaches. These are listed in our overview under vehicles.
LBG is not normally used in passenger cars and delivery vans.
You can have your truck converted by adding a tank so your truck can run on dual fuel (such as diesel and LBG). This isn’t a particularly popular option because you can buy vehicles with factory-fitted LBG systems these days. The main advantage of LBG is the lower cost of fuel. The biggest benefits are obtained from trucks with factory-fitted LBG systems.
Depending on the tank capacity, an LBG truck can have a range of up to 1,500 km.