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Cryo Pur to build its first commercial bio-LNG in Northern Ireland

Cryo Pur has announced that it has signed its first commercial contract with Greenville Energy Ltd for the delivery of a bio-LNG production unit to Northern Ireland, the first such unit in the country.

Cyro Pur and Greenville Energy are pioneering bio-LNG in Northern Ireland (photo courtesy Cryo Pur).

Cyro Pur and Greenville Energy are pioneering bio-LNG in Northern Ireland (photo courtesy Cryo Pur).

France-based cryogenic technology developer Cryo Pur has announced that it has signed its first commercial contract with Greenville Energy Ltd for the delivery of a bio-LNG production unit to its biogas facility in Northern Ireland. The unit is scheduled to be operational in 2017.

Commissioned in 2012, Greenville Energy operates a 500 kWe biogas plant in Co. Tyrone that processes around 25 000 tonnes per annum of regionally sourced food waste and cow slurry from its dairy farm. The plant has a capacity of 300 Nm3/hour raw biogas thus it will be capable of producing three tonnes per day of bio-LNG or 10 GWh per annum of storable and transportable renewable energy.

– As a pioneer in the British biogas industry, we’ve been actively looking for a way to efficiently produce and distribute more renewable energy. After a comprehensive analysis of available technical solutions, we opted for the production of liquefied biomethane, said Jason Mitchell, CEO of Greenville Energy in a statement.

Cryo Pur’s technology uses cryogenics to purify the biogas and separate out carbon dioxide (CO2) in a single process, before liquefying the biomethane. In May this year, it officially inaugurated its industrial demonstration project at the Valenton wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) outside Paris, France.

– Signing the first commercial contract with Greenville Energy is the validation of our strategy to cost-effectively build integrated bio-LNG production units, with a great potential in the UK and Ireland markets, said Denis Clodic, CEO of Cryo Pur.

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