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Worlds Largest bioLNG Plant Opens

Worlds Largest bioLNG Plant Opens

The worlds largest bioLNG plant was officially opened today by Norwegiam Prime Minister, Erna Solberg

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The Biogas Upgrading and Liquefaction Plant was installed at the Skogn Papermill, Norway.
The plant, which will upgrade up to 3,000Nm3/h of raw biogas to Renewable Natural Gas, will be part of the largest biogas liquefaction plant in the Nordic Countries producing fuel for public transport vehicles.

“We are extremely proud to be involved in this project. 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, making liquefaction possible.”

Said Sven Fischer, Key Account Manager bioLNG, Puregas Solutions.

The plant will convert the cleaned biogas from fishery waste and residual paper mill slurry into liquid bioLNG fuel.

Puregas Solutions deliver several options for treating biogas, ranging from upgrading to biomethane (Renewable Natural Gas) for grid injection, compression for bioCNG, to liquefaction for bioLNG and fuelling infrastructure.

Puregas Solutions is a Swedish based company recently acquired by Wärtsilä, delivering highly efficient biogas upgrading solutions. A Global market leader, Puregas has subsidiaries in the UK, Denmark, Germany and the USA.

With over 20 years of experience Puregas Solutions manufactures and supplies Biogas Upgrading Plants. The unique CApure upgrading process recovers over 99.9% of the available methane from the raw biogas, maximising biomethane / Renewable Natural Gas yields and revenues with exceptionally low operational costs. Puregas provides fully integrated solutions for biogas upgrading and have over 30 plants already operating.

The CApure process recovers over 99.9% of the biomethane present in the raw biogas by separating the CO2 from the biogas through a process of chemical adsorption. The selective organic solvents used in this process are so efficient that the product gas can contain over 99% biomethane. The biomethane can be directly injected in to the gas grid, compressed to produce bioCNG or liquefied for bioLNG. It’s also possible to capture the CO2 from the plant and use this for commercial purposes.

Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.

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