Turbo-Brayton for small-scale methane liquefaction

A reliable and efficient solution for biomethane and natural gas liquefaction

This technology allows the production of liquified biomethane (or bio-LNG), a renewable fuel for heavy-duty vehicles and the maritime industry.

Air Liquide Turbo-Brayton for small-scale methane liquefaction is a highly efficient solution combining performance, reliability and compactness.

It can be used for liquefying

  • Biomethane,
  • Landfill gas,
  • Natural gas,
  • Flare gas.

 

Developing biogas vehicle fuel in Sweden


Turbo-Brayton range


Key benefits

  • Maintenance-free for 5 years
  • Low electrical consumption and high efficiency across the full operating range from 0 to 100% turn down
  • Safe technology: inert process gas, no refill of process gas required (no hydrocarbon mixture)
  • Easy to operate - Unmanned operation, fully automatic
  • Low installation cost and time: plug and play, compact (low footprint and weight)
  • Avoid flash or boil-off thanks to methane subcooling
  • Utility-free: no compressed air, no oil, no nitrogen
  • Cold power available instantaneously (less than 5 min) from stand-by mode

Turbo-Brayton for small scale methane liquefaction 

References

  • GREVE LBG Tønsberg, Norway:

Production rate: 24 TPD - Scope: turnkey bio methane polishing and liquefaction

Plant start-up: 2021 - Technology: Turbo Brayton TBL-525

  • Nymölla, Sweden:

Production rate: 20 TPD - Scope: turnkey upgrading, liquefaction, cryogenic tank, truck loading

Plant start-up: 2021 - Technology: Turbo Brayton TBL-525

  • TURKU, Finland:

Production rate: 10 TPD - Scope: turnkey upgrading, liquefaction, cryogenic tank, truck loading

Plant start-up: 2020 - Technology: Turbo Brayton TBL-350

  • Göteborg Energy Lidköping, Sweden:

Production rate: 14 TPD - Scope: turnkey bio methane liquefaction, 

Plant start-up: 2011 - Technology: Brayton – Nitrogen cycle

  • Korea Institute of Machinery & Mechanics (KIMM): Seoul

Production rate: 10 TPD - Scope: bio methane liquefaction, 

Plant start-up: 2021 - Technology: Turbo Brayton TBL-350

  • Air Liquide Italy:

Production rate: 8 TPD - Scope: bio methane polishing and liquefaction

Plant start-up: 2021 - Technology: LIN

 

 

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