City Region company wins further contract to produce gas from waste

Published 18th February 2014 at 4:17pm

Sheffield City Region based company Chesterfield BioGas (CBG) has been awarded another contract to supply their upgrading technology for a biogas plant that will be using organic agricultural waste to provide purified biogas to the national gas grid.

The plant, located in Coupar Angus, Perthshire, is the first of its type on a farm in Scotland. It will use whole crop rye, sugar beet off-cuts, raw silage and some vegetable wastes to create biogas in a digester. Using a Greenlane® upgrading plant – for which Chesterfield BioGas Ltd are the sole licence holders for the UK and Ireland -the biogas will then be taken and cleaned to produce biomethane, which has very similar properties to the normal natural gas in our network.

The unit being installed sits in the middle of the 5-model range of CBG upgraders. It uses proven water-wash technology and can process between 400 and 1200 cubic metres of biogas per hour.

The contract with CBG includes a 5-year enhanced aftercare package that will provide comprehensive 24/7 cover for the upgrader. This includes remote monitoring and management of the plant’s performance, further strengthened by having scheduled monthly site visits by a dedicated UK-based CBG service team. 

“This latest contract win will cement our position as a leading supplier in the UK biogas sector”, says Stephen McCulloch, Managing Director of CBG. “We are always keen to ensure our customers have the most sustainable and efficient solution.  This, combined with our proven track record of implementing such systems, means we offer long-term support to ensure high levels of performance.”

This is the sixth order for upgrading units placed with CBG – a company in the AIM listed Pressure Technologies group – and the fourth received since August 2013.

On the Coupar Angus project, CBG will be working with their customer, Scotia Gas Networks, who will provide the grid entry facility. This is a continuation of a relationship between the two companies that goes back to 2010.

The plant is expected to be the first biomethane-to grid-project in Scotland, coming online in autumn 2014.