OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY
2L GREEN is the L&L company operating in the distribution of advanced liquefied biomethane, also known as bio liquefied natural gas or bio-LNG, that is produced in the Group’s plants. It represents a first step towards the ambitious and long-term industrial plan of offering heavy and commercial vehicles an easy-to-use and competitive ecological alternative to traditional combustion fuels.
The production of biomethane and sale of low carbon fuels, together with investments in the development of new renewable plants, are among the main levers of the company’s growth path.
New refuelling stations will represent a new way of conceiving the distribution of biofuels according to a short supply chain system, synonymous with transparency, quality and circularity.
WHAT IS BIO-LNG?
The acronym LNG stands for “liquefied natural gas”, a hydrocarbon that contains up to 99% methane. It is a so-called “cryogenic substance”, that is to say a gas that is a liquid when cooled to a temperature lower than -150°C, in our case to -161°C. This liquid is obtained by subjecting natural gas, after adequate purification and dehydration, to subsequent cooling and condensation phases. During the liquefaction process, its volume is reduced by over 600 times, allowing a large amount of energy to be stored in a small volume, offering significant advantages and savings in terms of transport, storage and use.
Completely renewable, bio-LNG is a gas with properties that are chemically identical to methane (CH4), and, therefore, require no adaptation of vehicles or distribution infrastructures.
The low environmental impact of its combustion and energy performance make bio-LNG strategic for the binding goals of the European Green Deal. In the context of the ongoing energy transition, it represents an excellent alternative in helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combating global warming.
THE ADVANTAGES OF BIO-LNG
It is as easily transportable as other liquid hydrocarbons.
It is a clear, colourless and odourless liquid that has the advantage of being neither corrosive nor toxic.
It is the fuel with the least harmful emissions and pollutants. A recent study by the National Research Council of Italy found that, in the mobility sector, bio-LNG allows for a reduction of up to 121.6% in greenhouse gas emissions and 65% in nitrogen dioxide, compared to the use of diesel.