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Terasen to upgrade landfill gas with Xebec system


July 29, 2010
by PLANT STAFF

MONTREAL: Xebec Adsorption Inc. has signed a deal to build a complete biogas upgrading plant for a major energy utility in western Canada.

The Montreal-based provider of biogas upgrading, natural gas and hydrogen purification solutions for the clean energy market, will install the plant at a Terasen Gas facility at a landfill site in BC that will upgrade biogas to biomethane, which will then be injected into the utility’s grid creating 26,000 gigajoules of natural gas annually, enough to heat approximately 300 homes.

Xebec said the plant, featuring its latest generation of rapid-cycle pressure swing adsorption (PSA) technology, is awaiting approval from the BC Utilities Commission as part of a broader Terasen Gas biomethane program.

This is Xebec’s second big project announced this month.  It is also supplying a biogas upgrading plant to WELtec BioPower GmbH for a novel biogas project located in Wuxi, China.

The company provided no financial details for either project.
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