Greenlane Biogas notches up its 100th order for biogas upgrading systems
Manufacturer of biogas-to-biomethane upgrading plant, Greenlane Biogas is celebrating the commencement of supply of its 100th system for a site in the UK. The company, a member of Pressure Technologies plc, is the world’s largest manufacturer of such systems, with sites operating around the world in more than 20 countries.
Established nearly 30 years ago, Greenlane has been responsible for supplying the first biogas upgrading plants in Brazil, Canada, France, Japan, Sweden and the UK, among others.
In 2008 in Northern Germany, the company completed what was, at the time, the largest biogas upgrading plant in the world, capable of outputting 10,000 Nm3/hr of purified, pipeline quality biomethane. This was superseded as the world’s largest in 2014 by a plant in Montreal, Canada which has a gas throughput capacity of 16,000 Nm3/hr - also supplied by Greenlane.
The 100th plant is somewhat more modest in scale at 2,000 Nm3/hr. But the company views it as a welcome sign of the renewal of the biogas sector in the UK. In common with many recent projects in which Greenlane has been involved, the resulting biomethane will be injected into the national gas grid.
Stephen McCulloch, Managing Director of Greenlane Biogas’ European operating company, based in Sheffield, UK says:
“From a look through the list of systems supplied - and the diversity of the sites and conditions in which they operate - it is evident what a pioneering company Greenlane has been in the biogas sector worldwide since it was established 30 years ago. The 100th system is a milestone on a long road travelled, and an achievement of which we are very proud.”
The company has published an updated list of site references, highlighting some of the achievements along the way and detailing the feedstock from which the biogas was produced.
This can be downloaded from the company’s web site.
For further information, please contact John Bass on +44 (0) 1543 481041
NOTE TO EDITORS ABOUT GREENLANE BIOGAS 2016
Greenlane Biogas is an established worldwide leader in biogas upgrading, with over 100 sites operating in over 20 countries. With more than 20 years’ experience designing and installing biogas upgrading plants, Greenlane’s process development and technical experience is unrivalled. It is a member company of Pressure Technologies plc, which is listed on AIM of the London Stock Exchange.
Greenlane Biogas upgraders operational around the world are in Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Holland, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, the UK, and the United States.
The two largest biogas upgrading plants in the world at Güstrow, Germany, and Montreal, Canada, use Greenlane's water wash technology.
The technology employed is efficient and environmentally friendly, processing and purifying the raw biogas produced from wastewater treatment and the anaerobic digestion of a wide range of organic waste materials, including food waste. When upgraded, the resulting biomethane (or renewable natural gas) has very similar properties to the natural gas used in gas networks or as a vehicle fuel. Many Greenlane projects have gas-to-grid or pipeline connection as their objective.
Greenlane Biogas was formed in November 2008 under the brand name Chesterfield Biogas, following the signing of a co-operation agreement with Greenlane® Biogas, the world leader in biogas upgrading. It gave exclusive rights to market, manufacture and maintain Greenlane® equipment in the UK and Eire and saw the UK's first biogas upgrader supplying biomethane to the national grid installed at a Thames Water site in Didcot in 2010.
In October 2014, Pressure Technologies acquired the Greenlane® business, giving the division, and the Group, a worldwide presence in the rapidly growing biogas upgrading market. Chesterfield BioGas was subsequently renamed Greenlane Biogas UK. Sheffield, UK now forms the headquarters for the worldwide operation. The business operates in three geographical regions; North and South America and China, serviced out of Vancouver, Canada; Europe, serviced out of Sheffield, UK; and South East Asia and Australasia serviced out of Auckland, New Zealand.