BiogasClean – E-Fuel
Performance Guarantee - no chemicals – low operating costs
About the Company:
Biogasclean is specialized in biological desulfurization and methanation of biogas. They develop, manufactures and markets fully automated gas cleaning systems for H2S removal with low operating costs and high availability.
Biogasclean has over 320 plants in operation – or under construction – in 40 countries. The technology supplies clean gas to more than 650 MW gas engines. The technology from Biogasclean is also implemented over 30 gas-upgrading systems for RNG together with Amine up-grading technology.
About the Solution:
The E-Fuel technology is based on the same technology BiogasClean uses for desulfurization, but with other bacteria and operating conditions. In the E-Fuel reactor CO2 and H2 is converted to CH4. Methane can substitute natural gas and be used for decentralized heat and power production or injected into the natural gas grid. Methane can also be compressed to Bio CNG for heavy trucks or cooled down and liquified to Bio LNG for ships. Furthermore, methane can be processed to green fuel for aircrafts and green plastic for the industry in a GLT (Gas-To-Liquid) plant.
The lowest hanging fruit is biogas plants where the biogas typically consists of 60% CH4 and 40% CO2. But the E-Fuel technology is not restricted to biogas plants only; it can be applied everywhere where you have a CO2 source.
Solution Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators
Anaerobic Digester Associated Technology:
NOTE: There are several technology types that are used as part of an integrated manure management system that includes an anaerobic digester and are not applicable to manure management in other cases. The impact of these technologies on the critical indicators are represented as those of an entire anaerobic digester system.
- Long usable life and can be run reliably
- Creates energy and generates environmental credits
- Requires proper preparation of the feedstock
- Requires other technologies for energy utilization
- Requires other technologies for digestate handling
- Proper feeding & system monitoring is required to avoid system downtime
- Proven technology for odor control, GHG reduction and pathogen reduction
Biogasclean has not been evaluated using Newtrient's 9-point scoring process because they do not have an installation on a dairy operation in North America at this time. Biogasclean is entering U.S. markets.
Newtrient will continue to work with Biogasclean to provide more information of this technology as it becomes available.
1. OPERATIONAL HISTORY