Cold from natural gas (LNG)
Natural gas (NG) in its normal state is a gaseous, i.e. voluminous fuel. To downsize natural gas, it must be cooled down to -162°C so that it is transportable. The gas becomes a liquid – LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas), which requires only one six-hundredth of its original volume. LNG can be much better stored and transported as a gaseous natural gas as a result of this reduction in volume. LNG is often stored in what is called a satellite system (double-walled, vacuum-insulated storage). In order to use the natural gas from such a satellite system as a fuel, it must again be converted into a gaseous state. This process (also called regasification) produces valuable cooling energy.
Eco ice now uses this regasification cold as a potential source of energy that in the past has been completely overlooked.
For cost reasons alone, and because of recoverable resources and the environment, using this energy source is always useful when LNG is used as fuel and at the same time cooling is needed.