Axens and French technical solutions firm Arol Energy have signed a license agreement for Axens’ Connect’In® technology, designed to support biomethane producers.
Connect’In is a digital solution developed by Axens - a group providing solutions for the conversion of oil and biomass to cleaner fuels - and until now, made available exclusively to its customers.
By collecting and continuously processing the industrial data, using a dedicated, ergonomic interface, it provides performance monitoring which can be used to provide optimisation recommendations. This information sharing with operators enables Axens’ experts to support their customers throughout the lifecycle of the units.
This service offer will now be proposed by Arol to its biomethane producer customers. The overview of the operation of the units generated by Connect’In allows customers to identify improvement opportunities. They are then able to maximise the economic performance of the connected units by making regular adjustments to the operating parameters, supported by Axens’ expertise.
“This agreement is a new stage in the development of our Connect’In offer,” said Philippe Mege, head of the digital applications team at Axens.
“Our technology, which has already been implemented in over 130 industrial units since its commercialisation began in 2019, will now open up to the biomethane market thanks to this collaboration with Arol Energy.”
By offering Connect’In to its biomethane producer customers, Arol will enable them to maximise and secure the production of biomethane with the required qualities for its reinjection into the network. This is an effective way to ensure that they derive maximum benefits from their biogas processing units, the companies said.
David Bossan, CEO of Arol Energy, said: “This agreement will strengthen our services to our customers, by going beyond the unit maintenance support we already provide.
“Connect’In will help us strengthen our position in the biogas purification market, by maximising our customers’ revenues through the continuous optimisation of the operation of their units.”