Puregas Solutions has been awarded a second contract to supply a CA50 LBG biogas upgrading plant to Finnish energy solutions provider Wärtsilä. The Puregas upgrading plant, capable of handling up to 1,250Nm3/h of biogas, will form part of a larger contract to supply a biohybrid production plant to the German energy company, Erdgas Südwest GmbH. The new plant will produce both bioLNG and LNG.
“We are extremely proud to be involved in this innovative new project,” said Sven Fischer, Key Account Manager BioLNG, Puregas Solutions. “Our unique CApure process is ideally suited to Liquefaction Projects as we are able to reduce the CO2 content of the biomethane to below 50ppm in one step, making liquefaction to bio-LNG possible.”
Wärtsilä reported that the technology for this plant represents a new and unique response to market needs to liquefy and store methane-based energy streams. Both gas cleaning and liquefaction are cost- and energy efficient, thereby making profitable projects possible even for smaller gas streams. This is especially important within the European Union where the target is to have 10% of the fuel produced from renewable sources by 2020.
The new biohybrid solution will be integrated into the customer’s existing biowaste-to-biogas production facility, whilst LNG production will be part of the customer’s existing pipeline gas infrastructure. “This is a very important milestone for us at Erdgas Südwest. It is a completely new concept adapted to the future needs of the German energy market, and we see a great future for this type of storage solution,” said Oliver Auras, Project Director, Erdgas Südwest GmbH.
Source: Puregas Solutions