A biomethane installation was realised for a waste management organisation for several municipalities in the north of Belgium. This is Bright Biomethane’s first project in Belgium and also the first biomethane plant in the country. The biomethane system uses membrane technology to upgrade the biogas to 91 Nm3 biomethane per hour, equivalent to the annual natural gas consumption of 350 households. The biogas is produced from the anaerobic digestion of garden, fruit and vegetable waste (GFV) from more than half million residents of the Kempen area.
The upgrading system is easily expandable, ensuring that enough biomethane is produced in the future to provide gas for around 1,000 families. Instead of 91 Nm3 low-calorific biomethane (L-gas), 242 Nm3 high-calorific biomethane (H-gas) per hour will be produced in the near future.