Total plant solution specialist Frames has now put its biogas upgrading installation in Beltrum, the Netherlands, into production.

The biogas upgrading installation will facilitate the delivery of eight million cubic metres of biogas a year to the FrieslandCampina establishment in Borculo, where it will be used to produce steam.

Frames designed and supplied the biogas upgrading installation at Groot Zevert Vergisting in the Dutch city which effectively removes hydrogen sulfide (H2S) from the biogas to below three parts per minute (ppm).

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Frames LAMINOL® installation at Groot Zevert Vergisting.

It uses Frames’ solution to remove the toxic and corrosive gas, which is a new and “one of a kind” technology in the energy and biogas market, according to the company.

Frames’ LAMINOL® H2S technology employs a biodegradable and safe scrubbing fluid that selectively reacts with H2S. It is capable of selectively removing H2S from carbon dioxide rich gas streams down to a few ppm level, even at near atmospheric gas pressures.

Nick Ten Asbroek, Sales Manager at Frames Renewable Energy Solutions, explained, “The Frames LAMINOL H2S technology that is used at the Groot Zevert Vergisting is a cost-effective alternative to conventional biogas sweetening processes such as impregnated active carbon or solid dry bed processes to prevent H2S corrosion.”

“This project and the Frames LAMINOL technology we integrated in the installation proves our know-how and ability to successfully innovate the energy and biogas market with smart and cost-efficient solutions.”

The official plant opening and start of gas transportation took place on 9th June 2017.

The project is said to parallel the climate-neutral growth objectives of both the agricultural sector and the Paris Agreement.