Xebec Adsorption Inc. (Xebec), a global provider of clean energy solutions, has reported strong order activity from France for multiple biogas upgrading Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) units to be delivered in 2019.
Xebec’s French partner has won contracts for biogas upgrading systems to the value of CAD 5.9 million (USD 4.42m) where Xebec will supply core technology while its partner will provide the balance of plant for the biogas upgrading systems. This follows the twelve contracts announced last November, reinforcing Xebec’s position as market leader for PSA purification technology in France.
This order follows on the heels of a recent press release from Engie, a global energy provider, announcing that €800 million would be mobilized in the next five years to develop green gases, a new French sector of excellence that will create value and jobs in France. The plan will support the objective of at least 10% green gas injected into the networks by 2030, as enshrined in the French Energy Transition Law for Green Growth.
Facts on France’s Renewable Gas Activity (source: Engie website – Oct 25, 2018)
At the end of 2017:
- Over-all gas consumption: 494.26 TWhHHV.
- 548 installations produced biogas
- 630 GWh of biomethane were injected into the natural gas grid: biomethane constituted the equivalent of the annual consumption of roughly 50,000 households or 2,500 buses, and prevented 40,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions
- 66 sites are already injecting biomethane into the natural gas grid; over 800 projects are under study; and more than 400 projects have been entered in the capacity register (July 2018).
Given the increased activity in Europe, Xebec has been building a strong supply chain in Europe to manufacture and deliver its biogas PSAs and upgrading systems for European markets.
“A break-through in our adsorption technology has improved the methane recovery from anaerobic digesters (AD) and landfills while maintaining low operating costs, a winning combination”, explaind Dr. Amir Ghasdi, Director, Biogas Solutions, Xebec. ‘With reduced process complexity and smaller footprint, Xebec’s complete systems are delivered as skidded, containerized modules for simple, fast installation, all of which result in considerable cost savings.”