Chesterfield Biogas (CBG), a subsidiary of Sheffield-based Pressure Technologies has won a contract to supply and install upgrading equipment for a scheme to produce a useful gas from waste. The gas produced will be pumped directly into the national grid, supplying energy for 1,400 homes.
The modular ‘Kanuka’, unit designed and manufactured by CBG’s partner Greenlane Biogas in New Zealand will convert the raw biogas produced from the anaerobic digestion of food from local hotels and restaurants into 98 percent pure biomethane. With a calorific value close to that of natural gas it can then be pumped into the grid or used as a road fuel.
The facility will be opened in the autumn and operated by Fairfield Bio Energy, a partnership between Bio Group and British Gas owner Centrica.
Stephen McCulloch, Managing Director of CBG said: "This is a considerable vote of confidence in our technology and performance. Our unit uses the proven Greenlane water-wash process which is successfully operating at over 60 sites around the world. CBG established a firm working relationship with Centrica in the course of our work at the first UK project, which opened in Autumn 2010, and we are delighted to be their preferred supplier once again".
John Hayward, Pressure Technologies Group Chief Executive added: "As the only UK based supplier and installer of this type of technology, we have the experience and expertise to manage projects to the exacting engineering and health and safety standards demanded by large utility companies and gas grid operators”
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