Partnership secures first bioLPG delivery for AvantiGas
AvantiGas, part of UGI International, has secured the exclusive rights to all of Polish-based Ekobenz’s bioLPG supply.
Ekobenz is the first and currently only company in Europe that has succeeded in commercialising bioLPG based on advanced bioethanol produced from waste.
The partnership ensures that AvantiGas and UGI International can increase its bioLPG volume, which is a sustainable alternative to fossil LPG.
The partnership further strengthens AvantiGas’ position in the UK bioLPG market, where the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) scheme makes bioLPG more attractive to invest in.
The UK has an ambitious decarbonisation agenda with the government working towards net zero in 2050 and a 68% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.
Neil Murphy, VP business development, UGI International, said: “We consider it our mission to be an innovator in offering our customers a greener and cleaner LPG fuel and we are continuously researching new initiatives in the emerging fuels market that will lead us down a pathway of sustainability.
“We are convinced that this can be a small step in the right direction for us becoming the frontrunners in the future. The partnership with Ekobenz is one of many initiatives we are currently pursuing on the path to securing the production of renewable fuels.”
He added: “It is complementary to other business activities in UGI International, which also include renewable wind power and existing bioLPG currently supplied in the Nordic region of Europe. It ultimately supports AvantiGas’ and UGI International´s ambition of aligning and where possible exceeding business goals with the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive II (RED II) guidance protocol.”