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Xebec sells biogas separator to China

Landfill gas will be compressed and used as renewable transport fuel.


BLAINVILLE, QC: Xebec Adsorption Inc., a developer of biogas upgrading, natural gas and hydrogen purification products for the clean energy market, will install one of its BGX advanced kinetic landfill gas separation system at a landfill in northern China’s Liaoning province in 2013.

Beijing Golden Green Environmental Engineering & Technical Co. Ltd., a Chinese environmental engineering firm specializes in landfill engineering and remediation work. S

Xebec’s advanced kinetic PSA upgrading system seperates higher levels of nitrogen (N2) and oxygen (O2), and maintains recovery rates at around 90%. The upgraded landfill gas will be compressed and used as renewable fuel in the transportation sector.

The company has also entered into an agreement with the Chinese environmental firm for the potential delivery of 14 additional upgrading systems over the next four years. The value of these medium sized upgrading systems will be in the range of $1.7 million to $5.5 million each, depending on the landfill gas flow rates and gas composition.

All systems will be designed and manufactured at Xebec’s Shanghai facility.

Currently, the majority of landfill gas projects in China are for electricity generation, but as the price of natural gas in the Chinese transportation sector increases, landfill operators are looking increasingly towards upgrading the gas to higher value transportation fuel.

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