ASaP’s technologies fuel Ruhe Bio-LNG Plant in Germany

ASaP has made a significant contribution to the Ruhe Group’s latest venture in the bio-LNG sector by delivering a state-of-the-art MicroPhazer. This unique ASaP product combines an LNG probe and vaporizer with patented active sub-cooling technology, ensuring the prevention of partial and pre-vaporization of LNG under all conditions. This guarantees optimal analytical performance, essential for the precision required in bio-LNG production. Alongside this, we’ve provided an analytical system equipped with natural gas chromatographs for measuring the composition of vaporized LNG samples. Furthermore, our delivery includes AIM (Analytical Information Module), a preventive maintenance operation system that continuously monitors the performance of the entire LNG custody transfer system, including gas chromatographs and detectors.

Drone photo of the bio-LNG plant in Parmen. ASaP's technologies fuel Ruhe Bio-LNG Plant in Germany
Drone photo of the bio-LNG plant in Parmen. ASaP’s technologies fuel Ruhe Bio-LNG Plant in Germany

The Ruhe bio-LNG project has marked a significant milestone with the launch of its new bio-LNG plant in Parmen, situated in the Uckermark region of Germany. This development, announced last week, signals the operational commencement of the facility within this month, making it the first bio-LNG plant in Brandenburg, Parmen.

Ruhe Group’s foray into the bio-LNG market is notable, with the Parmen facility having the capacity to produce 7.5 tons of bio-LNG per day. This locally produced fuel will soon serve the surrounding region, underlining the company’s commitment to sustainable energy solutions. Notably, this is the second bio-LNG plant initiated by the Ruhe Group.

Ruhe Bio-LNG journey

The company’s journey in bio-LNG production began last year with the launch of Germany’s first compact bio-LNG plant in partnership with Agrarvereinigung eG Darchau, Ruhe Biogas, and Ecospray. Further expanding its portfolio, Ruhe awarded Ecospray a contract this July for additional bio-LNG plants, showcasing its dedication to growing this sector.

Ruhe’s comprehensive approach to the bio-LNG project in Parmen involves several of its companies. This includes three biogas plants and Ruhe Biogas, which assists with feasibility studies, marketing, and sustainability certification for the new bio-LNG plant. Green Line Liquid Anlagenbau has played a crucial role as the supplier for the planning, preparation of approval documents, and delivery of the complete system, which encompasses pretreatment and processing facilities, biomethane liquefaction, a 100 cbm cryogenic bio-LNG tank, an LNG loading system for transport vehicles, and a bio-LNG filling unit for vehicles.

Looking ahead, Ruhe plans to further expand its bio-LNG production with eight additional plants by 2024. These plants will collectively boast a capacity of over 60 tons of bio-LNG per day. Ruhe’s innovative compact design positions it as a potential model for agricultural businesses in Germany and Europe, further solidifying its role as a leader in the bio-LNG sector.

MicroPhazer Cryogenic Probe-Vaporizer Model 2.0 micro ensuring the prevention of partial and pre-vaporization of bio-LNG at Ruhe Bio-LNG Plant in Germany.
MicroPhazer Cryogenic Probe-Vaporizer Model 2.0 micro ensuring the prevention of partial and pre-vaporization of bio-LNG at Ruhe Bio-LNG Plant in Germany.

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