ENERGY

In Powerzeek we focus on providing services which makes it easy for ship owners and truck owners to find, buy and use clean energy. We launched the Powerzeek Energy Platform in 2020, and below is a list of the type of cleaner energy products we have added to the platform so far.

Green LNG

Green LNG is a carbon-free energy product where the calculated CO2 emissions from burning natural gas is offset through carbon offsets and/or Renewable Gas Guarantees of Origin (RGGOs).

LNG is natural gas cooled down to -162 degrees Celsius (-260 degrees Fahrenheit). By cooling down the gas to this temperature the volume is compressed 600 times, thereby allowing a large volume of energy to be stored in a much smaller space.

LNG is regarded one of the most promising energy products for the shipping sector, contributing in reduced emissions of CO2, NOx, SOx and particles.

Biogas

Upgraded biogas, also often called biomethane, can be compressed either in high pressure as compressed biogas (CBG) or as liquid biogas (LBG/bio-LNG).  Biogas is a fossil-free and 100% renewable energy product. The gas can be produced from waste, sewage and other biodegradable materials. The use of biogas emits close to zero oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and sulfur oxides (SOx), and no particulate matter (PM). This contributes to cleaner air, especially for inhabitants living close to the sea and busy ports. 

As an energy product, LBG is interchangeable with LNG, as they both consist mainly of methane (CH4). This means that the two gases can be mixed.

Methanol

Methanol is a clear liquid chemical used in thousands of everyday products, including plastics, paints, cosmetics and fuels.  Methanol is also an energy resource used in the marine, automotive, and electricity sectors, and an emerging renewable energy resource.
 
Methanol (CH3OH) is water soluble and readily biodegradable, comprising of four parts hydrogen, one-part oxygen and one-part carbon, and is the simplest member of a group of organic chemicals called alcohols. Methanol is a clean-burning, biodegradable fuel. Increasingly, methanol’s environmental and economic advantages are making it an attractive alternative fuel for powering vehicles and ships, cooking food and heating homes.