The Canadian plant -to be installed at a landfill site located in British Columbia- will upgrade biogas to biomethane, which will then be injected into the utility’s natural gas grid. The biogas plant features the latest generation of Xebec’s proprietary rapid-cycle pressure swing adsorption (PSA) technology, including its user friendly advanced control and monitoring software.
Terasen Gas is Xebec’s second major contract in North America. “We are making progress at a pace that keeps us on track with our strategy to deliver fully integrated gas plant projects instead of providing just the components,” said Kurt Sorschak, Xebec president and CEO.
According to Xebec press release, its systems involve a safe, dry upgrading process with virtually zero environmental and fugitive emissions. Customers also can save money on project installations because Xebec upgrading plants come in skid-mounted models requiring minimal site installation.
“As one of the first utility companies in Canada to include alternative energy solutions as part of its regulated energy service offerings, providing British Columbians with renewable alternative energies, like biogas, makes good sense. It is a natural extension of the piped energy services we’ve delivered for over a century,” said Doug Stout, vice president for Energy Solutions and External Relations at Terasen Gas and FortisBC.