Chesterfield BioGas to supply upgrade tech to farm AD plant


Sheffield-based company Chesterfield BioGas (CBG) has been awarded another contract to supply their upgrading technology for a biogas plant that will be using organic agricultural waste to provide biomethane-to-grid.

The plant, located in Coupar Angus, Perthshire, will use feedstock including whole crop rye, sugar beet off-cuts, raw silage and some vegetable wastes to create biogas in an anaerobic digester. This biogas will then be cleaned using a Greenlane® upgrading plant for which Chesterfield BioGas Ltd are the sole licence holders for the UK and Ireland.

The ‘Matai’ unit being installed, sits in the middle of the 5-model range of CBG upgraders. It uses proven water-wash technology and can process between 400 and 1200 cubic metres of biogas per hour. Like all units supplied by CBG, it uses neither heat nor chemicals in the process, just water.

The contract with CBG includes a five-year enhanced aftercare package that will provide comprehensive 24/7 cover for the upgrader. This includes remote monitoring and management of the plant’s performance, further strengthened by having scheduled monthly site visits by a dedicated UK-based CBG service team.

Stephen McCulloch, Managing Director of CBG, said:

This latest contract win will cement our position as a leading supplier in the UK biogas sector. We are always keen to ensure our customers have the most sustainable and efficient solution.  This, combined with our proven track record of implementing such systems, means we offer long-term support to ensure high levels of performance.

This is the sixth order for upgrading units placed with CBG - a company in the AIM listed Pressure Technologies group - and the fourth received since August 2013.

CBG have put together a dedicated team in the UK to work closely with the established gas industry. They will work provide full design, installation and commissioning of their plants and look forward to having full UK manufacturing capability by the end of the year.

The Coupar Angus project will see CBG also supplying an H2S filtration unit and propane enrichment facilities. They will be working with their customer, Scotia Gas Networks, who will provide the grid entry facility. This is a continuation of a relationship between the two companies that goes back to 2010.

The plant is expected to be the first biomethane-to grid-project in Scotland, coming online in autumn 2014.

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