With a capacity of 25 tonnes of liquid biogas per day it is the biggest in the Nordic countries. It is a game-changer in the biogas fuel market, said Øystein Ihler, Development Director of Climate and Energy Programme for the City of Oslo.
The biogas plant is being built adjacent to a paper mill and the LBG unit will convert the cleaned biogas from fishery waste and residual paper mill slurry into liquid fuel. The liquid will be cooled to minus 160°C and stored in insulated tanks. Having the biogas as a cryogenic liquid, rather than as compressed gas makes it a viable fuel for heavy vehicles since sufficient energy can be stored onboard.
Wärtsilä is very pleased to deliver a compact solution featuring proven technology that has been adapted to the needs of the customer. The system offers low operating costs and is energy efficient with a minimal environmental footprint and enables profitable projects for smaller gas streams.