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Bright Biomethane to build biomethane system in Veendam

In the Netherlands, Bright Biomethane, the biogas technology subsidiary of HoSt has revealed that it has been awarded the contract for the construction of the new 600 Nm3 per hour biomethane installation with membrane technology for Bio-Energy Veendam in Veendam, northern Netherlands. Construction of the installation, to produce biomethane with natural gas quality, is expected to begin in February 2019.

In this project, we engineered a flexible, multifunctional biomethane system which can easily alternate between two methane concentrations of the biomethane and with or without THT odourant injection to give the biomethane the distinctive gas smell, said Maarten Holtkamp, Sales Director.

According Holtkamp, this flexible biogas upgrading system is necessary, because the biomethane with 97 percent methane concentration without THT odourant is supplied directly to the neighbouring factory of magnesium salt producer Nedmag. Biomethane with a methane concentration of 89 percent with THT odourant can be supplied to the national gas grid to guarantee receipt of biomethane when Nedmag is not able to do so.

Initially the biomethane plant have a capacity of 600 Nm3 per hour to produce over 5.25 million Nm3 biomethane annually. This will be expanded in the near future to almost double to 1 000 Nm3 per hour to produce over 8.75 million biomethane per annum. The value of the contract has not been disclosed.

Bright Biomethane has been awarded the contract for the construction of a new 600 Nm3 per hour biomethane installation with flexible biomethane concentration and odourant injection design (photo courtesy Bright Biomethane).

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