HAM Group, CycleØ to build and operate first bioLNG plant in Chile

Spanish liquefied natural gas (LNG) service station manufacturer Ham Group and compatriot biomethane producer CycleØ have secured a contract to construct and operate the first bioLNG plant in Chile.

Courtesy of HAM Group
Courtesy of HAM Group

The plant will be located in the Ñuble region, with a capacity to process between 7,500 and 16,500 m3 of biogas per day.

As explained, the biogas comes from an anaerobic co-digestion plant for waste from a MaxAgro pig farm, where HAM Chile Spa will build and manage the processing facilities, which will have upgrading equipment, developed by FNX Liquid Natural Gas, which will purify the biogas, which contains 50-60% methane, increasing its quality and obtaining a methane purity of over 99%.

“At Grupo HAM and CycleØ, we believe that bioLNG must play a prominent role in the energy transition, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, thanks to its negative carbon footprint. In addition, the commitment to this fuel favours the circular economy, generating employment in rural areas, returning resources and nutrients to the soil, and as a sustainable alternative to incineration or landfills”, the companies say.

This week, the Dutch supplier of low and zero-carbon fuels Titan revealed that it is planning to build the world’s largest bioLNG production plant at the Port of Amsterdam.

As explained, the Dutch company will build the plant which will able to operate 200,000 tonnes of bioLNG per year. 

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