Indian market prepares for first adsorbent natural gas conversion
Cenergy Solutions has partnered with APPL Industries (a large manufacturing firm that has a reputation of delivering timely and quality products to OEMs and other industries throughout the world) to create a new joint venture, APPL-Cenergy Solutions, in India. The joint venture successfully opened an adsorbent natural gas (ANG) test and demonstration facility in Pune, India, and will also be exploring the storage and transportation of wellhead gas that is stranded from natural gas pipelines. The APPL-Cenergy Solutions facility, which will demonstrate how ANG technology allows for the economic, storage, transport and utilization of biogas, is also converting a 2-wheeler and a rickshaw to ANG and biogas tanks by October 2018. The facility is now actively testing and demonstrating the use of ANG technology to fuel test vehicles and other natural gas appliances. A new digester has been installed and CNG tanks have been converted to ANG tanks to showcase the low pressure and high storage capacity of ANG technology at the facility. The mission of the new facility is to demonstrate that natural gas and biogas captured by ANG can be easily stored, transported and used for many applications. The digester will get its food waste from one of APPL Industries’ factories and turn the waste into biogas that will be used to fuel the Hyundai ANG test vehicle, cooking stoves, water heaters, wall heaters and generators. The natural and biogas that is used at this facility will be compressed with Cenergy Solutions’ CS-180 ANG automated compressor that can fill ANG tanks 24/7. Gary Fanger, CEO of Cenergy Solutions said: “Cenergy Solutions with their new partner APPL Industries will be able to bring safe, inexpensive and in most cases renewable energy to homes and business across India to replace gasoline, diesel, LPG and biomass fuels. Utilizing otherwise wasted renewable biogas that is abundant in India will make life easier for their citizens and help to stimulate jobs and business across the country”.