Hundreds of compressors installed in Biomethane production plants across Europe and around the world have made FORNOVO GAS an acknowledged world leader in Green Energy Excellence.
Biogas is made from the fermentation of biomass, such as wet municipal waste. The biomass is processed in a fermentation tank in order to obtain raw Biogas. A low pressure compressor is then used to send the Biogas to the Upgrading system. This is when any impure gas is released, such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide, and it becomes Biomethane. We supply the machine for this first section of the pipe line – it could be a compressor, a skid or a Gasvector – in order to compress the raw Biogas in the Upgrading system.
Once the Biogas has been converted into Biomethane, our high-performance and high-pressure compressors, also available in oil free versions, come into play and are essential for:
- Injecting the Biomethane in the network: increasing its pressure – from the upgrading system for injection into the distribution network or transport network.
- Liquefying the Biomethane (LBG): the compressor increases the pressure of the Biogas/Biomethane so that it can be handled by the specific liquefaction system.
- Storage of the Biomethane: underground or compressing it up to 250 / 300 bar, to prepare it for transport.
- Distribution of the Biomethane: increasing its pressure up to 250 / 300 bar, to refuel fleets of taxis, buses and heavy goods vehicles.