Green fuel & biomass – Renewable energy measurement solutions

ASaP offers a comprehensive range of green fuel and renewable gas analytical systems. These systems are not just instruments; they represent a leap towards a future powered by a hybrid energy mix, where biomass, biogas, and renewable gasses like bio-LNG, bio-LCO2 and LH2 pave the way for a greener planet. ASaP’s innovative solutions cater to the demands of the EU’s clean energy legislation, embodying the spirit of the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and the ambitious ‘Fit for 55’ package.

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Introduction to green fuel and renewable energy solutions

The gas industry is on the cusp of a transformative era, driven by the global push towards decarbonization and sustainable energy sources. This article delves into the role of green fuel and renewable energy measurement solutions in achieving these goals, particularly within the framework of the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and the ‘Fit for 55’ initiative.

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From raw biomass to bio-LNG including the production of food grade CO2, ASaP offers a complete range of measurement solutions.

The ‘Fit for 55’ package by the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED)

The EU has strict and ambitious legislation on clean energy and can be seen as the global forerunner in these goals. The EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED) is the legal framework for the development of clean energy across all sectors of the EU economy, supporting cooperation between EU countries towards this goal. The RED III of 2023 establishes a policy for the production and promotion of energy from renewable sources to achieve decarbonization.

The ‘Fit for 55’ package was tabled in July 2021 to respond to the requirements in the EU Climate Law to reduce Europe’s net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030. One of the packages accommodates bio-LNG.

Black Box Measurement Solution (BBMS) for biomass and other green fuel applications

To produce bio-LNG and food grade CO2, biomass is used as feedstock and renewable and sustainable energy. Bio-LNG is sometimes called Liquefied Biomethane (LBM) or Liquefied Biogas (LBG) and is currently the only carbon neutral fossil fuel available.

In the production chain from raw biomass to bio-LNG including the production of food grade CO2, ASaP offers a complete range of measurement solutions; from a single analyzer to a complete Black Box Measurement Solution (BBMS).

Cost reduction per measuring point

ASaP developed a renewable energy analytical package based on proven technology with a minimum of devices measuring at multiple locations to reduce the initial cost per measuring point considerably.

Bio-LNG analysis and sampling system
Bio-LNG analysis and sampling system

Compositional and trace analysis for renewable gasses

It is possible to combine the compositional and trace analysis in one single biomass to green fuel system for the following steps:

H2S removal: Ensures reliable measurement of gas compositions and concentrations.

H2O removal: Built to withstand harsh environmental conditions typical in renewable energy sites.

CH4 separation: Designed for straightforward upkeep, minimizing downtime.

CH4 purification: Meets international standards and regulations for green fuel and renewable energy applications.

CH4 liquification: Capable of analyzing a wide range of gas components and pollutants.

Food grade liquid CO2 in accordance with ISBT and EIGA

A second common analytical system can be used to measure for the production of food grade liquid CO2:

CO2 purification: Ensures reliable measurement of gas compositions and concentrations.

CO2 liquification: Built to withstand harsh environmental conditions typical in renewable energy sites.

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Biogas plant
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AIM predictive maintenance software

AIM enables automatic generation of quality certificates and bill of ladings

With ASaP’s proprietary software package AIM the systems are operated, monitored on their performances and optimized for maintenance. AIM offers remote monitoring of the system from any location!

The reporting module of AIM enables automatic generation of quality certificates and bill of ladings for the bio-LNG according to EN 16723-2 and LCO2 in accordance with ISBT and EIGA requirements.

Choosing the Right products for Green Fuel and Renewable Energy Applications

Gas analyzers for green fuel and renewable energy

Selecting the right gas analyzer for green fuel and renewable energy applications involves several critical factors. The measurement principle should align with your specific gas components and potential pollutants, ensuring comprehensive analysis. Speed and accuracy are paramount, as they directly impact operational efficiency and data reliability. Consider the resistance of the analyzer to corrosion, especially in harsh environmental conditions common in renewable energy sites.

Qmicro DynamiQ-X gas chromatograph for green fuel and renewable natural gas measurement

Compliance with green fuel and renewable energy

Compliance with industry standards and ease of maintenance are also key to ensure long-term, hassle-free operation. ASaP excels in assisting customers to navigate these considerations, ensuring the chosen gas analyzer meets the unique demands of green fuel and renewable energy projects, providing accurate, reliable data that supports sustainable energy solutions.

ASaP gas analyzers features

High precision and accuracy: Ensures reliable measurement of gas compositions and concentrations.

Durability: Built to withstand harsh environmental conditions typical in renewable energy sites.

Ease of Maintenance: Designed for straightforward upkeep, minimizing downtime.

Compliance: Meets international standards and regulations for green fuel and renewable energy applications.

Versatility: Capable of analyzing a wide range of gas components and pollutants.

ASaP gas analyzers models for green fuel and renewable energy

Qmicro DynamiQ-X

This GC is designed for continuous gas mixture monitoring in green fuel and renewable energy applications.

Qmicro DynamiQ-X gas chromatograph for green fuel and renewable natural gas measurement

ABB NGC8206

This GC performs on-site gas analysis and heating value computation where current GC technology has been unaffordable.

ABB NGC8206 Process gas chromatograph analyzer (PGC)

Other makes and models

Our specialists support multiple makes and models. Amongst others: ABB, Applied Analytics, JP3, Yokogawa, Honeywell, and Emerson. Rosemount.

Process gas chromatograph analyzers PGCs ABB NGC8206 Yokogawa GC8000 Honeywell EnCal 3000 Emerson Rosemount 370xa Process gas chromatograph analyzers PGCs

Sample probes for green fuel and renewable energy

Choosing the right sample probe for green fuel and renewable energy applications requires careful consideration of potential challenges. Contaminants such as dust, pipe scale, and entrained liquid drops can significantly interfere with the fluid sample’s integrity. It’s crucial to ensure that the probe design and positioning accurately represent the sample flow, avoiding unrepresentative sampling that could skew results.

Cryogenic vaporizer and probe - Micro Phazer Cryogenic Probe-Vaporizer Model 2.0 micro

Efficiency is key in green fuel and renewable energy

Efficiency is also key; poorly designed probes may lead to longer sample times, larger required sample volumes, and increased dead volumes, compromising the analysis’s speed and accuracy. ASaP specializes in guiding customers through these considerations, ensuring the selected sample probe effectively meets the unique demands of green fuel and renewable energy projects, facilitating accurate and representative sampling.

ASaP sample probes features

Patented Active Sub-Cooling technology: Ensures prevention of partial and pre-vaporization of LNG, maintaining sample integrity under all operating conditions.

Optimal analytical performance: Designed for high precision and reliability, critical for accurate bio-LNG production and analysis.

Rugged construction: Built to withstand harsh environmental conditions, making it suitable for a wide range of industrial applications.

Easy integration: Compatible with existing LNG analysis systems, allowing for seamless implementation into various setups.

Low maintenance: Engineered for durability and reliability, reducing the need for frequent maintenance and service interventions.

ASaP sample probe models for green fuel and renewable energy

MicroPhazer Probe-Vaporizer Model 2.0

This probe is especially designed for small scale LNG applications like Bio-LNG, and other LNG applications.

Cryogenic vaporizer and probe - Micro Phazer Cryogenic Probe-Vaporizer Model 2.0 micro

MicroPhazer Probe-Vaporizer Model 2.1

Designed like his brother this MicroPhazer Probe-Vaporizer includes a shut-off valve.

Cryogenic vaporizer and probe - Micro Phazer Cryogenic Probe-Vaporizer Model 2.1 micro with shut-off valve

LCO2 Phazer Probe-Vaporizer Model 6.0

This probe is designed for liquid CO2 in biogas and other and other liquid CO2 applications.

Cryogenic vaporizer and probe - The Phazer Cryogenic Probe-Vaporizer Model 3.0 small scale with shut-off valve

Engineering sampling systems for green fuel and renewable energy

When engineering a sampling system for green fuel and renewable energy applications, it’s crucial to consider several key factors to ensure reliable and efficient operation. Poorly designed sample conditioning can lead to unreliable results, compromising the integrity of the analysis. Understanding the compatibility between the process and the gas analyzer is vital to avoid inefficiencies and ensure accurate measurements.

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Enhance the green fuel and renewable energy system effectiveness and safety.

Achieving low lag time, safely handling hazardous samples, and minimizing sample volumes are essential considerations to enhance the system’s effectiveness and safety. ASaP specializes in navigating these complexities, offering expert guidance to customers in selecting and designing sampling systems that meet the specific requirements of green fuel and renewable energy projects, ensuring accurate, safe, and efficient sample analysis.

ASaP sampling systems features

Compact design: Optimized for minimal space requirements, allowing for easy integration into existing setups and field applications.

Low sample volume requirement: Engineered to require minimal sample volumes, reducing waste and preserving precious resources.

Hazardous sample handling: Equipped with safety features for handling flammable or toxic samples, ensuring operator safety and environmental protection.

Corrosion resistance: Constructed with materials resistant to corrosive gases, ensuring longevity and reliability in harsh environmental conditions.

Low maintenance: Engineered for durability and reliability, reducing the need for frequent maintenance and service interventions.

ASaP sampling system models for green fuel and renewable energy

Standard LNG and LCO2 sampling system

At the core of ASaP’s offerings are the bio-LNG and CO₂ measurement systems, designed with modularity to cater to various application requirements

Bio-LNG analysis and sampling system

Advanced LNG and LCO2 sampling system

These systems integrate seamlessly with Ruhe Biogas’s operations, ensuring efficient and accurate gas analysis.

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LNG sampling systems for custody transfer

Our LNG Samplers are available as intermittent (composite) or continuous sampling systems and integrate seamlessly with all brands of LNG probe-vaporizers.

3 ASaP LNG Samplers in different configurations of natural gas analyzers

AIM preventive maintenance software for green fuel and renewable energy

Choosing the AIM preventive maintenance software for gas analyzers in green fuel and renewable energy applications ensures operational excellence. Key factors include its ability to predict maintenance needs, thus avoiding unexpected downtimes, and its efficiency in monitoring system performance to ensure consistent and accurate data. AIM’s user-friendly interface allows for seamless integration with existing systems, making it an essential tool for maintaining the reliability and effectiveness of green fuel and renewable energy projects.

The reporting module of AIM enables automatic generation of quality certificates and bill of ladings for the bio-LNG according to EN 16723-2 and LCO2 in accordance with ISBT and EIGA requirements.

Rugged tablet with AIM predictive maintenance software analyzer data acquisition system

AIM features

Real-time monitoring: Enables continuous observation of system performance, ensuring immediate detection of anomalies.

Predictive maintenance alerts: Utilizes advanced algorithms to predict potential issues before they lead to system failures.

User-friendly interface: Designed for ease of use, allowing both technical and non-technical staff to efficiently manage and monitor systems.

Comprehensive reporting: Generates detailed reports on system health, performance metrics, and maintenance activities, aiding in informed decision-making.

Bill of lading: Including bio-LNG according to EN 16723-2 and LCO2 in accordance with ISBT and EIGA requirements.

Remote access capability: Offers the ability to monitor and manage systems from any location, enhancing flexibility and response times.

Summarizing green fuel in the gas industry

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Journey towards sustainable energy

In the race towards sustainable energy, precision in green fuel and renewable energy analysis is paramount. ASaP’s advanced gas analyzers, sample probes, sampling systems, and AIM preventive maintenance software stand at the forefront of ensuring efficiency, compliance, and reliability. Our total solution approach addresses the complexities of green energy applications, underlining the necessity of our expertise. ASaP specialists are committed to supporting your projects, guiding you towards achieving your green energy goals. For tailored advice and solutions, our team is just a contact form or phone call away.

ASaP total solutions for renewable gasses and green fuel

Customization and flexibility: ASaP’s solutions are customizable to meet the specific requirements of each project, providing flexibility in application and scalability.

Comprehensive analytical tools: ASaP offers a range of analytical instruments, including gas analyzers, sample probes, and sampling systems, tailored for green fuel and renewable energy applications.

Advanced maintenance software: The AIM preventive maintenance software ensures the longevity and reliability of analytical equipment through real-time monitoring and predictive maintenance alerts.

Safety and compliance: ASaP’s solutions are designed with safety and regulatory compliance in mind, addressing the stringent requirements of the green fuel and renewable energy sector.

Expert support: ASaP specialists provide expert guidance and support, from selection to implementation, ensuring optimal performance and efficiency of green fuel and renewable energy projects.

LNG project satisfied customer

ASaP review stars

“At the request of ASaP this letter may serve as reference.

It is the most advanced design which is currently commercially available on the market. It is the only LNG vaporizer and sampling system which take care for a subcooling of the sample before vaporization. The flange connection avoids any unnecessary heat leak on the sample transfer to the LNG vaporizer system. Due to the flexible design on the orifice and heater system, the flow can be easily adjusted to the process requirements as well as to the required flow rate to overcome the natural heat input to the sample.

There are no moving parts, and it is flexible in configuration. Installation work on site is expected to be kept to a minimum. Operational and maintenance costs are predicted to be minimal. The ASaP solution appears to be the perfect match for a happy customer from the Middle East with regards to technical requirements, flexibility and planning. A return on investment of 1 to 2 weeks is predicted.

The functionality of the system was tested, and the outcome is above expectation. Even without proper insulation on the transfer part, the contact temperature on the bottom part (close to the hot section) was found to be below -150°).”

– Quote from the Factory Acceptance Test (FAT)

Recent renewable energy projects

Bio-LNG and Bio-LCO₂: ASaP’s Total Solution for Ruhe Biogas

In the world of renewable energy, Bio-LNG stands out as a key player, offering a sustainable alternative to traditional fuels. ASaP’s recent collaboration with Ruhe Biogas marks a significant milestone in this domain, as they come together to deliver comprehensive solutions in bio-LNG and Bio-LCO₂ sampling and measurement. This partnership underscores a shared commitment to advancing renewable gas technologies and highlights the critical role of bio-LNG in the transition towards cleaner energy sources.

Bio-LNG analysis and sampling system

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

MicroPhazer is the new ASaP small scale LNG probe-vaporizer

Early this year, ASaP released its new MicroPhazer which is especially designed for small scale LNG applications like Bio-LNG, LNG bunkering applications, spot checks on LNG carriers etc. The MicroPhazer can either be used for permanent installations and/or as a portable LNG probe and vaporizer.

ASaP’s MicroPhazer in operation in a BioLNG plant - MicroPhazer is the new ASaP small scale LNG probe-vaporizer

Frequently asked questions about renewable gasses and fuels

What are green fuels?

Green fuels, also known as biofuels or renewable fuels, are energy sources derived from biological materials, such as plant biomass, agricultural waste, and algae. Unlike fossil fuels, green fuels are considered sustainable as they can be replenished.

Is biomass renewable?

Yes, biomass is considered a renewable resource as it is derived from organic materials that can be replenished.

Is gas a renewable resource?

Certain types of gas, like biogas and hydrogen produced from renewable sources, are considered renewable.

What is the significance of gas analyzers in renewable energy production?

Gas analyzers play a crucial role in monitoring and optimizing the production of green fuels, ensuring the quality and efficiency of biofuels, and measuring emissions to comply with environmental regulations.

How does ASaP support the green fuel and renewable energy sector?

ASaP provides advanced analytical solutions, including gas analyzers, sample probes, and sampling systems, tailored for the green fuel and renewable energy sector. These technologies help ensure product quality, process efficiency, and regulatory compliance, contributing to the sustainability and viability of renewable energy projects.

Contact Our green fuels and renewable energy specialist

For personalized assistance and further inquiries about our renewable energy measurement solutions, please contact our specialist at ASaP. We are here to help you navigate the complexities of sustainable energy transition and provide the support you need for successful implementation.

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You can contact us is you have a question about green fuel and renewable energy when it suits you. See our specialist’s contact information below.

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green fuel and renewable energy practical solutions

With green fuel and renewable energy ASaP offers practical total solutions. The well-established and complementary ASaP analytical package of services and products is an important contribution to the right solutions for your analytical needs. Moreover, the team spirit and the cooperation with specific partners give us the opportunity to design, build, locally install and commission tailor made sample probes, analyzer systems and shelters for you. All these products and systems can be built according to the latest industry guidelines and certifications.

ASaP is the reputable provider of analytical solutions; We can provide you with a full-service package for including engineering, manufacturing, software development, offshore service, gas analyzers, system integration, and cutting-edge bio-LNG or LNG Custody Transfer Systems (CTMS), LNG Probe-Vaporizers, advanced LNG Sampling Systems, and precise natural gas analysis systems. You are kindly invited to consult our team about green fuel and renewable energy or any analytical challenge!

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