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HOMEMajor ProjectsTechnology for Collection and Utilization of Methane

Message

  • Development of Methane Purification Plant Based on Membrane Technology for the Production of Vehicle Fuel and City Gas from Biogas in Anaerobic Food-Waste Treatment Site
  • Development of demonstration technology for methane recovery and N2O treatment from livestock manure anaerobic digestion gas
  • Direct Conversion Technology of Methane from Landfill Gas by Dry Reforming Process

Development of Methane Purification Plant Based on Membrane Technology for the Production of Vehicle Fuel and City Gas from Biogas in Anaerobic Food-Waste Treatment Site

Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology(KRICT)

Development of membrane-based biogas upgrading plant

First phase R&D fund

$8.46 million (Government: $6.03 million, private: $2.43 million)

R&D Organization

R&D Contents

  • Development of 100Nm3/hr demonstration membrane system with separation efficiency(purity) of 98% for methane gas (from anaerobic treatment of food waste sites) with 90% of recovery rate
  • Development of membrane material, hollow fiber manufacturing technology
  • Development of pretreatment technology removing H2S and NH3
  • Development of 100Nm3/hr multi-stage membrane demo-system
  • Development of 1000Nm3/hr commercial-scale design technology

Expected Benefits

  • Reduction of global warming methane gas emission
  • Production of renewable energy, biomethane
  • Oversea’s biomethane purifying market : 60 million tons/year of methane production
  • Domestic biomethane purifying market : 1.08 million tons/year of methane production

Membrane -based demonstration plant for 100Nm3/hr·biogas