Biogas upgrading plant

Wärtsilä’s Puregas CA process recovers over 99.9% of the biomethane present in raw biogas by separating CO2 from the biogas through chemical adsorption. The selective organic solvents used are so efficient that the product gas also is highly suitable for direct injection into the gas grid without any enrichments. Together with the low need for gas pre-treatment, high availability and lowest power consumption the Puregas CA process provides plant owners higher project profitability. It’s even possible to capture the CO2 from the plant for industrial or food purposes, increasing revenue further.

    Technical data

    • Power consumption <0.11 kWh/Nm3 biogas
    • >90% heat recovery (Anaerobic digestion plant, feedstock hygenisation etc.)
    • Designed for unmanned operation
    • Plant delivered in Factory Tested (FAT) and weatherproof modules, no extra housing needed
    • Methane recovery >99.9%
    • Availability >98%
    • Clean CO2 off-gas stream – suitable for upgrading to industrial or food purposes
    • Capacities in single plant layout range from 500 to 6,000 Nm3/h raw biogas
    • Delivery time to site is 8 to 11 months from order to operation

    Applications

    Our Puregas plant is used to upgrade biogas for:

    • Grid injection of renewable natural gas to the natural gas grid, providing gas to heating or industrial use
    • Compression into CBG/CNG/RNG, providing renewable gaseous vehicle fuel
    • Feeding to a liquefaction unit producing bioLNG/LBG for renewable liquid transport fuel

    Key benefits
    • Well proven technology with multiple references
    • Highest methane recovery > 99.9% (methane slip <0.1%)
    • Lowest electricity consumption and operational costs (OPEX)
    • Short installation time at site
    • Heat recovery to anaerobic digestion plants
    • Robust process with minimal need for gas pre-treatment
    • No need for RTO treatment of the off-gas
    • No or minimal need for adding enrichments (propane) for grid injection
    • Clean CO2 gas for further treatment and revenue
    • Designed with a module-based plug and play philosophy – making relocation possible

    Case studies

    Innovation in Biogas Upgrading

    Biogas solutions providing flexible, cost effective, renewable energy to off grid customers tackling fuel poverty

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    Biogas is Booming in Denmark

    Wärtsilä have recently supplied four biogas upgrading plants to inject biomethane into the Danish natural gas grid

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    Europe Needs More Biogas

    Wärtsilä have recently supplied four biogas upgrading plants to inject biomethane into the Danish natural gas grid

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