Success with biomethane for Dutch company

Pentair Haffmans reached the range of 10 million m3 of biomethane produced with the company’s technology. In 2013, the first two Pentair Haffmans biogas upgrading systems installed outside the Netherlands will begin operation in Worcestershire, United Kingdom and Augsburg, Germany. In addition, the largest Pentair Haffmans biogas upgrading plant to date, with a capacity of 1,050 Nm3/h of biogas, will go live in 2014 in Alphen a/d Rijn, the Netherlands. Pentair Haffmans develops and supplies CO2 systems for the biogas industries.

Since the introduction of Pentair Haffmans’ biogas upgrading technique to the market in 2010, six biogas upgrading projects have been commissioned in the Netherlands where the company is headquartered. "Reaching the milestone of ten million cubic meters of biomethane produced is a great success for us”, said Olaf Müller, Pentair Haffmans Managing Director.

In October 2012 Pentair Haffmans’ biogas upgrading system won the Dutch Process Innovation Award. The upgrading technology includes a second process step, during which the CO2 gas is cleaned with an activated carbon filter and then liquefied. The liquid CO2 flows through a stripper column where any remaining CH4 is removed. This second process step eliminates the environmentally harmful methane slip. Optionally, the CO2 by-product can be sold for use in a variety of applications.

The award honors the most innovative and forward-looking products and solutions in the Dutch process industry.

Katharina Ertmer

 

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