MONTREAL and SHANGHAI, July 21, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Xebec Adsorption Inc. (TSXV: XBC) ("Xebec"), a provider of gas purification and filtration solutions for the natural gas, field gas, biogas, helium, and hydrogen markets, announced today that it has commenced operation of its first commercial landfill gas to CNG upgrading system in Anshan, North Eastern China.
This landfill gas upgrading system is based on Xebec's fast cycle pressure swing adsorption (PSA) technology, assembled and integrated at Xebec's Shanghai facility according to Chinese code and certification requirements.
The upgrading system is operating within a variable pressure envelope of 90 to 120 psig and dynamic feed flow parameters between 500 and 1300 m3/h. In addition, Xebec is deploying a kinetic adsorption process to continuously remove varying amounts of nitrogen (N2) and oxygen (O2), while maintaining corresponding recovery rates of 83 to 91%, and product gas purity levels of 94 to 98.6% methane (CH4). The high quality product gas will be used to power natural gas taxis that operate in the City of Anshan.
"Xebec's upgrading system performance is excellent, delivering gas quantities and qualities which are higher and purer than we expected. This allows us to sell more high quality gas to our customers, making this investment very attractive for us" said Mr. Luo Yong, Chairman of Beijing Golden Green Environmental Engineering & Technology Co. Ltd. (www.ggeet.com), the owner of the project.
Xebec's strong Chinese supply chain, with local design and manufacturing capabilities, have focused on maintaining high quality standards while still finding significant cost reduction of the overall upgrading system, complying with all local electrical, mechanical and safety regulations and certification requirements.
"It has been extremely important for Xebec to establish this first reference operation in the landfill gas upgrading space. We can now demonstrate proven and reliable upgrading technology to potential Chinese customers. China is committed to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades and needs technologies like Xebec's that can provide tangible reductions in GHG emissions. Upgraded landfill gas used as transportation fuel has the lowest GHG emission profile of any transportation fuel available today, beating out electrical and hydrogen vehicles" said Dr. Peter Cheng, Xebec Adsorption General Manager in Shanghai.
He continued by stating, "China has the potential to convert massive amounts of biogas and landfill gas into low carbon renewable natural gas which can then be utilized in a number of different applications, allowing China to move exponentially toward an ecologically sustainable society".
About Xebec Adsorption Inc.
Xebec Adsorption Inc. is a global provider of clean energy solutions to corporations and governments looking to reduce their carbon footprints. With more than 1,500 customers worldwide, Xebec designs, engineers and manufactures innovative products that transform raw gases into marketable sources of clean energy. Xebec's strategy is focused on establishing leadership positions in markets where demand for gas purification, natural gas dehydration, and filtration is growing. Headquartered in Montreal (QC), Xebec is a global company with two manufacturing facilities in Montreal and Shanghai, as well as a sales and distribution network in North America and Asia. Xebec trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol XBC. For additional information on the company and its products and services, please visit the Xebec web site at www.xebecinc.com.
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