EnviThan - Biomethane // Our gas upgrading technology
EnviThan gas upgrading is simple and robust while also being compact and space-saving. The components are installed in sealed containers. Thanks to its modular design, the technology can be installed quickly and easily, and flexibly adapted to a range of quality standards and performance capacities. The system is also designed to ensure impressively low maintenance costs. Since any number of modules can be connected together, depending on plant size, EnviThan always offers 'room to grow'. The systems always have reserve capacity and are always designed to meet higher performance requirements.
In order to be fed to the grid, the upgraded gas must have the same pressure as the natural gas in the grid. In contrast to other techniques, the EnviThan technology produces upgraded gas that can in many cases be fed directly into the public grid. The system configuration makes it possible to achieve waste gas methane content of < 1 %.
- Integrated model
Our EnviThan model offers you a tailor-made solution along the entire value chain, from the initial pre-treatment of your raw gas, gas upgrading into biomethane, various options for gas marketing (CNG, electricity, heat), and all rounded off by our comprehensive after sales service.
- Straightforward, compact and modular design
EnviThan gas upgrading is simple and robust while also being compact and space-saving. The components for desulphurisation, compression, condensation, filtration and gas purification are installed in self-contained modules. Thanks to its modular design, the technology can be installed quickly and easily, and flexibly adapted to the specific quality standards and performance capacities of each operator. The system is also designed to ensure impressively low maintenance costs. The modular construction of an EnviThan plant also offers plenty of reserve capacity, making subsequent expansion of the plant easily possible.
- Strong partner
We use SEPURAN® Green modules from Evonik Industries for the membrane separation process in our gas upgrading plants. These hollow-fibre membranes purify the raw biogas generated in the biogas plants from 50 to over 97 percent by volume – a very high figure compared with other technologies. The successful partnership between EnviTec and Evonik is not only reflected in the fact that we are the world’s largest buyer of these leading Evonik modules, but also in the fact that EnviTec is the only company worldwide that operates an internal gas upgrading plant for the purpose of carrying out R&D into these innovative membrane systems.
- Rapid controllability for short start-up times
Our gas upgrading plants have short start-up times and can be quickly adjusted to changes in volume flow rates thanks to good controllability. This guarantees the simple and flexible operational management of EnviThan plants.
- Extremely efficient
Compared with other approaches to biogas upgrading, EnviThan technology requires less energy, which ensures its running costs stay as low as possible. Nor does this gas upgrading method require any chemicals, water or other resources. Much of the heat generated during the upgrading process can also be recovered and utilised. Compared with other methods – such as amine scrubbing, pressure swing adsorption or high-pressure water scrubbing – it is also inexpensive and environmentally friendly since it produces no wastewater or emissions.
- Top quality and maximum safety – Made in Germany!
Quality is our top priority at EnviTec Biogas. To ensure we can meet our high standards at all times, all EnviThan plants are designed and built at our facility in Saerbeck (Germany). In addition, we also work only with hand-picked suppliers that share our commitment to quality – and our business relationships with these suppliers now go back many years.
- Seasoned expertise
Apart from the efficiency and technical quality of our gas upgrading systems, our long-standing international expertise in biogas plant construction is another reason why customers worldwide entrust their projects to EnviTec. Germany, UK, France, China and Denmark – EnviThan is conquering the gas upgrading market on a global scale. Read our case studies from around the world here.
- Solid financial basis
EnviTec Biogas has been listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since July 2007. The EnviTec Group’s strong financial background offers financial peace of mind to investors, customers and partners. The high standards of reliability we set ourselves is also reflected by our business model: investment in our own, internally operated plants enables us to pursue the continued improvement and optimisation of our technologies, and to offer our customers high levels of reliability and efficiency for their own plant operations.
… and it's the bright people in our EnviTec team that have developed our technology into a tailor-made, high-quality product for our customers – day in, day out, for over 14 years!
Whether internationally or in our home country of Germany, we're setting standards in biogas. For us, 'Made in Germany' stands for quality and sustainability, both in the planning, construction and operation of biogas plants, and in the development of efficient biogas technology.
Our products and services
Our excellent market position has been earned not just with our high-quality products but also with our extensive service portfolio. EnviTec offers you a peace-of-mind package that covers not only planning, financing and insurance but also commissioning, maintenance and support. Thanks to the quality of our service provision, plants managed by EnviTec achieve an average availability of over 98 %.
High quality standards
Quality is our top priority at EnviTec Biogas. To ensure we meet our own high standards at all times, we work only with hand-picked suppliers that share our commitment to quality. We have long-standing business relationships with these highly dependable partners.