This follows September 2016 when Gasconsult announced a patent application for a variant (ICR – Integrated CO2 Removal) of its proprietary ZR-LNG liquefaction technology, which removes the need for a CO2 removal unit as part of the liquefaction feed gas pretreatment train.
Osomo has already successfully piloted a CO2 and water removal system using membranes and a proprietary three-phase separator in which solid CO2 and other solid contaminants (e.g. aromatics) are removed from the system after liquefaction. Gasconsult claims that this technology is complementary to its ICR configuration. Both parties claim that the combination of their technologies (ZR-iLNG) – meaning no refrigerant usage or refrigerant blending/storage facilities; elimination of amine and dehydration system; and the elimination of chemicals, waste streams and heat sources – provides a competitive and differentiated configuration relative to conventional small scale liquefaction schemes.
Osomo has identified a number of biogas liquefaction projects in the Netherlands, which both parties are planning to jointly pursue with the following objectives:
- The first commercial demonstration of ZR-LNG, or one of its variants.
- The elimination of the amine unit, and the demonstration of CO2 removal post liquefaction based on the combination of both companies’ technologies.
- The development of up to 10 000 tpy of profitable bio LNG production capacity for blend use with imported bulk LNG to meet the Renewable Energy Directive objectives established by the European Parliament and Council.
Gasconsult claims that both companies are now looking for partners to help support the development of the first of these projects. They are also looking for a means to deliver their differentiated small scale technology through geographic technology licensing of acquisition deals.
Read the article online at: https://www.lngindustry.com/liquid-natural-gas/09012017/gasconsult-forms-lng-agreement-with-osomo/