Nordsol and Prodeval announce first bio-LNG production site in Portugal

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Nordsol, a leader in bio-LNG technology, together with Prodeval, a leader in biogas treatment and upgrading solutions, have announced a collaboration to construct a state-of-the-art bio-LNG production plant in the southern region of Portugal.
The new plant will serve an industrial facility in the olive oil production sector, utilising its organic waste to create clean, renewable energy.
This facility is poised to commence operations in early 2025.
The biogas plant and the bio-LNG installation are co-located, to maximise the value of the organic residues from olive oil production.
The facility’s projected output is set to reach 10 tons of bio-LNG and 21 tons of biogenic liquefied CO2 daily from 1100 nm3/h of biogas, primarily sourced from olive waste water.
The liquefied state allows for efficient transportation of the biomethane to a gasification unit, linking it directly to the natural gas network.
From this entry point, this biomethane will be utilised to decarbonise high-temperature, high-pressure industrial processes.
The bio-LNG production process involves upgrading biogas into biomethane using Prodeval’s VALOPUR® membrane technology.
This biomethane is then liquefied to bio-LNG using Nordsol’s innovative, energy-efficient technology, providing a high energy density, sustainable alternative to fossil fuels.
The biogenic CO2 captured during the process will be liquefied using Prodeval’s V’COOL® FG system.
This biogenic CO2 will be used in the food and beverage industry where it will displace CO2 from fossil resources.
The plant will integrate Prodeval’s systems for biogas upgrading and CO2 liquefaction with Nordsol’s patented technology for biomethane purification and liquefaction, which has been in operation in Amsterdam for almost three years.
This process integration highlights the commitment of both companies to achieve the highest levels of energy efficiency and production reliability.
This project marks the third installation by Prodeval for a client in Portugal.
Léon Van Bossum, CEO of Nordsol, said: “We are pleased to partner with Prodeval, marking the introduction of our cutting-edge biogas liquefaction technology in Portugal. This collaboration showcases our high quality standards, technical expertise, and unparalleled energy efficiency within the industry.
“This project marks a significant stride in renewable energy innovation within the region, reinforcing Nordsol’s unwavering commitment to expanding bio-LNG production capacity across Europe with our established technology.”
Sébastien Paolozzi, CEO of Prodeval, said: “This is fantastic news regarding the implementation of this project in Portugal in collaboration with Nordsol. I’m particularly excited because this project aligns perfectly with our values of promoting the use of biomethane in all its forms. LNG is and will continue to be a significant method for harnessing the potential of biomethane, especially for mobility purposes. I eagerly await its commissioning!”

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