The initiative in France is for a demonstration project in which landfill gas will be upgraded to make compressed natural gas for transport fuel use. The first of the projects in Austria is for a waste disposal plant, where the biogas will be upgraded to CNG for refuse trucks. The other two plans are at wastewater treatment works, where the biogas will be upgraded to biomethane for injection into the gas grid.
According to Kurt Sorschak, chairman and CEO of Xebec, these contracts validate the continuing growth in the use of biogas as a valuable and renewable clean energy source since many European countries are turning to “green solutions” for household, vehicle, utility and industrial applications.
“Recent studies show that low carbon ‘green’ gas can easily substitute for as much as 10 to 15 percent of total natural gas applications because it can be injected, distributed and sold at a premium for use in traditional ways”, the executive stated.
Xebec’s systems involve a dry process that produces zero environmental emissions. The technology is skid-mounted and requires lowering installation cost and time. Besides, the advanced control system allows a fast dynamic response to changes in biogas feed conditions due to the fast cycle technology.