Wärtsilä to deliver major bioLNG installation for Gasum’s Götene plant
The company said its Wärtsilä solution will upgrade the biogas from agricultural waste, and then liquefy it into high quality bioLNG.
The installation will be made at Gasum's facility near Götene in Sweden, and the order was booked last month.
When operational, Wärtsilä said its offering will be capable of producing 25 tons of bioLNG per day. BioLNG is formed by purifying biogas by removing hydrogen sulphide (H2S), carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapour before it is liquefied at -160 °C. It has the same calorific value and other properties making it usable as an environmentally sustainable fuel fully compatible with fossil LNG, according to the company.
“[The] Götene biogas plant project is very important to us. It is the first of our five large biogas plant projects in Sweden in the coming years. After thorough and extensive procurement phase we were happy to conclude the deal with Wärtsilä. We have high expectations on the equipment and service, and are confident that Wärtsilä will meet those,” stated Eero Lallukka, senior manager, procurement at Gasum.
“Wärtsilä’s corporate strategy is focused on decarbonising our customers’ operations. Our biogas upgrading and liquefaction capabilities in support of this bioLNG facility are fully in line with this commitment. We look forward to supporting Gasum as they work to expand their operations in promoting green fuel alternatives,” commented Rolf Håkansson, business development manager, biogas solutions, Wärtsilä Gas Solutions.