Renergen an emerging integrated renewable energy producer, delivering superior and sustainable helium and domestic natural gas has entered the construction phase of South Africa’s first commercial (LNG) plant which is planned to come online around the third quarter 2021. This was revealed by the South African company during the signing of an agreement with Total South Africa for the joint marketing and distribution of liquefied natural gas (LNG) through Total’s service stations.
“We are proud to have partnered with a global forward-thinking energy company. Total has a big focus on sustainability and a proven track record in the LNG space, which was clearly an advantage,” Stefano Marani, CEO of Renergen, said. The customer base for the LNG will predominantly be logistics companies operating trucks along the main routes across the country, with a significant portion of the initial production already allocated to customers. The LNG displaces diesel usage, reducing operating costs and helping customers meet their sustainability targets due to the significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions from natural gas over diesel.
According to Mariam Kane-Garcia, MD of Total South Africa, the South African first commercial LNG distribution agreement with Renergen has retaliated Total unalloyed commitment in her pursuit for global climate change via cleaner energy investment portfolios.
“It is a proud moment for Total South Africa as it is yet another first for our company. Total is committed to better energy and with this partnership we are taking another step towards providing affordable, reliable and clean energy in line with our Climate Ambition to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 together with society. We look forward to working together with Renergen to continue making a difference in South Africa,” Mariam Kane-Garcia, MD of Total South Africa, .
The first route targeted under the agreement will be the N3 between Johannesburg and Durban, followed by the corridors leading to the other major cities once Renergen’s Phase 2 project comes into production.
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