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Fluxys Belgium set to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2025

Oil&Gas Materials 2 April 2021 15:00 (UTC +04:00)
Fluxys Belgium set to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2025

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Apr.2

By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:

Fluxys Belgium has set itself the objective of halving its own greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 compared with 2017 levels, Trend reports citing the company.

To this end, it is rolling out various programs designed to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the operation of its infrastructure.

Compared with neighbouring countries, biomethane production in Belgium is still at an early stage. Two biomethane facilities are currently operational, one in the Kempen region and one in Fleurus. The latter was commissioned in 2020. Fluxys Belgium is supporting the development of the biomethane market in Belgium by actively contributing to the appropriate certification systems on the basis of which consumers can purchase biomethane. In 2020 we also developed an adapted contract for connecting biomethane producers to our grid. Another important development is the fact that the Zeebrugge LNG terminal was awarded official certification as an EU-approved process plant for bio-LNG.

The Green Deal and recovery plan have created a momentum for Fluxys Belgium to proactively accelerate its energy transition strategy. In 2020, we devised a plan to use our natural gas infrastructure sustainably as a tool of the energy transition. In line with the strategy of the European Commission and taking into account the necessary evolutions in the legal and regulatory framework, we can gradually transform and develop our infrastructure into complementary networks in which we also transport hydrogen and CO2, for example. The plan will be further developed in collaboration with our customers, the distribution system operators, the government and other stakeholders. The intention is to build step by step, taking into account evolutions in the market. At the same time, we are laying the foundations for Belgium's lasting role as an energy hub in North-West Europe for the molecules of the future.

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