Storengy chooses MAN Vitality Options methanation reactor to supply syngas at French wastewater therapy plant


MAN Vitality Options will present a methanation unit for a wastewater therapy plant in Pau, France. A public name for tenders by the city group of Pau Bearn, Pyrénées —associated to the development of a brand new sludge-treatment unit for a wastewater therapy plant—has been received by a short lived consortium of corporations led by Suez Eau, France and together with Storengy, Camborde Architectes, SOGEA/Vinci and EGIS Eau.

The brand new unit could have two essential features:

  • The therapy of sludge by anaerobic digestion, which produces a mix of bio-methane and biogenic CO2; and

  • The conversion of biogenic CO2, a co-product of the anaerobic digestion, together with renewable hydrogen into artificial methane through power-to-methane.

For MAN Vitality Options, this venture includes changing a mix of biogenic CO2 and inexperienced hydrogen into artificial pure fuel by catalytic methanation. The methanation unit makes it doable to extend the manufacturing capability of the biogas plant by greater than 50%. The entire bio-and artificial methane produced will probably be injected into the fuel community.

—Arnauld Filancia, President, MAN Vitality Options France

Storengy has entrusted MAN Vitality Options France with the engineering, provide, transport, set up and on-site commissioning of the methanation unit. The methanation unit will probably be constructed at MAN Vitality Options’ website in Deggendorf, Germany, the place the corporate’s competence heart for advanced reactor techniques for artificial gasoline manufacturing is located.


How the methanation works. The positioning’s efficiency is elevated by producing artificial methane from the methanation of inexperienced hydrogen (H2) and carbon dioxide (CO2). The latter, a product of anaerobic digestion (methanization), is normally launched into the ambiance. The progressive catalytic methanation know-how—launched by Storengy for a world-first on the commercial stage for such an set up—permits the transformation of all of the CO2 emitted into artificial methane, a inexperienced renewable fuel. This has a twin benefit: the extra manufacturing within the long-term of 4,400 MWh of artificial methane per 12 months, and an unparalleled carbon-neutral footprint.

The overall bio- and artificial methane produced by the location will finally be 13,000 MWh per 12 months—the vitality equal of heating 1,200 properties.


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