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Exclusive partnership brings first bioLPG delivery for AvantiGas

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UGI International has secured the exclusive rights to the supply of bioLPG from polish-based biofuel producer, Ekobenz.

A first shipment has already been made to Swedish UGI company Kosan Gas from Ekobenz’ state-o-the-art research facility in Bogumilów, and the first shipment has now arrived into the UK.

Ekobenz, a Polish technology specialist in catalytic conversion of bioethanol to bio-gasoline and bioLPG, is the first company in Europe that has succeeded in commercialising bioLPG production based on advanced bioethanol produced from waste. This partnership brings a significant boost to AvantiGas’ current BioLPG supply in the UK.

“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. 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,” said Neil Murphy, VP Business Development, UGI International.

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