AvantiGas takes first UK bioLPG delivery from Ekobenz
UGI International company Avanti Gas Ltd (AvantiGas), one of the leading distributors of LPG supplying off-grid commercial and domestic customers across the UK, has announced that it has taken delivery of the first shipment of bioLPG from Polish producer Ekobenz Sp.z.o.o since UGI International secured the exclusive rights to the supply of bioLPG from Ekobenz earlier this year. This partnership brings a significant boost to AvantiGas’ current bioLPG supply in the UK.
In February 2021, UGI International, the European subsidiary of US-headed UGI Corporation (UGI), one of the world’s largest liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) distributors, announced that it had secured the exclusive rights to the supply of bioLPG from Ekobenz.
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 to become the frontrunners in the future, said Neil Murphy, VP of Business Development, UGI International.
The Polish technology and advanced biofuel producer is the first and currently the only company in Europe that has succeeded in commercializing bioLPG production based on advanced bioethanol produced from waste.
A first shipment has already been made to Swedish UGI company Kosan Gas from Ekobenz’ state-of-the-art research facility in Bogumiłów, and now the first shipment has arrived in the UK.
This partnership brings a significant boost to AvantiGas’ current bioLPG supply in the UK.
The partnership with Ekobenz is one of many initiatives we are currently pursuing on the path to securing the production of renewable fuels. 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, Neil Murphy said.