AGA Gas launches new "Ecoblend" LPG
Sweden-headed industrial gas company AGA Gas AB, part of The Linde Group, has launched a new LPG that contains a 20 percent blend of renewable LPG (bioLPG). Produced in Sweden, AGA Ecoblend is sold according to the mass balance principle and reduces fossil carbon dioxide emissions by 19 percent compared to conventional LPG. The product is being launched in Sweden and will be introduced in Norway.
According to a statement, Ecoblend is a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) that contains a 20 percent blend of bioLPG. This bioLPG is extracted as a by-product from renewable diesel production – hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) that is made from vegetable oils and animal fats.
The launch of AGA Ecoblend means that there is now a greener LPG alternative on the Swedish market. The LPG provides clear environmental benefits and we have already noted a great interest in the product for both large and smaller Swedish companies – which is very pleasing, said Niklas Månsson, responsible for AGA’s Nordic LPG sales.
The new Ecoblend’s chemical composition is identical to conventional LPG and sold according to the mass balance principle, which means that when a customer/dealer buys the product, AGA guarantees that the corresponding amount of bioLPG is produced and allocated to the dealer.
An independent third party monitors both the refining process and the environmental impact of the final product – and the dealer receives a certificate documenting the reduced environmental impact.