Technical meeting 20 February

On the 20rd February, Cortus, Q Power and BEIC had a technical meeting regarding the last safety issues. The ground has been leveled so it is easy and safe to walk along the pilot plant containers. Q Power will install a cable ladder to have a cable out of the way and an external light source to avoid the risk for tripping in case of work during dark hours. The need for an additional pressure release valve (on the syngas feeding line) was discussed. The racks with gas bottles will be moved slightly to improve accessibility and the earthing cables on the racks will be bolted.

 

Installation of the Q Power pilot plant

On the 29th of January the Q Power biological methanation pilot plant arrived to Cortus’s site in Höganäs.

Container
One out of three containers is lifted in place.
Photo: Jörgen Held

Cylinder rack
A cylinder rack with carbon dioxide is lifted in place. The carbon dioxide is used for safety reasons, to purge the system in case of malfunction.
Photo: Jörgen Held 

A big thanks Staffan, Cortus, for hosting the delivery and Tommi, Christer, Anton and Matti, Q Power for the professional work and the nice discussions during lunch.

Project Consortium Meeting 26 January

The SynFerm consortium meeting took place as an online meeting on the 26th of January. Biokraft, Cortus, LiU, Q Power and BEIC were represented.

The pilot plant site in Höganäs is ready and the mobile pilot plant will arrive on the 29th of January. An inspection by the building permit authority is scheduled to the 31st January.

The next project consortium meeting is scheduled to the 27th of February at 10:00 CET as an online meeting.

Technical meeting 3 January

On the 3rd January Cortus and Q Power had a check-up meeting regarding the installation of the mobile biological methanation pilot plant.
Syngas should be available at the end of January when the gas leak test has been conducted.

A new check-up meeting is scheduled for the 12th of Janaury.

Project Consortium Meeting 12 December

The SynFerm consortium meeting took place as an online meeting on the 12th of December.
Biokraft, Cortus, LiU, NSR, Q Power and BEIC were represented.

The preparations onsite in Höganäs are in good progress and  the work is expected to be completed before Christmas. The pilot plant is scheduled to arrive to Höganäs in the second week of January.

The next project consortium meeting is scheduled to the 26th of January at 13:00 CET as an online meeting.

Technical meeting 21 November

On the 21st of November Cortus, Q Power and BEIC had a technical meeting regarding the emergency plan related to the installation of the Q Power pilot plant.
Issues such as gas leak detectors, emergency switch, connection to the Cortus´control room were discussed.

 

Project Consortium Meeting 7 November

The SynFerm consortium meeting took place as a combined physical and online meeting on the 7th of November.
Cortus, Biokraft and BEIC participated in person, and Q Power and NSR online.

After the project meeting, Staffan Hellsén gave a much-appreciated guided tour at the WoodRoll® facility.


From left: Jörgen Ejlertsson and Anna Karlsson, Biokraft and Staffan Hellsén, Cortus at the WoodRoll® site in Höganäs.
Photo: Jörgen Held

Technical meeting 1 November

On the 1st of November Cortus, Q Power and BEIC had a technical meeting regarding the installation of the Q Power pilot plant.
By changing the location for the pilot plant, will be possible to extend the pilot testing period without interferring with the BIOMETHAVERSE project that will run simultaneously.
Both projects are related to biological methanation of syngas from the WoodRoll® gasifier.
The ground work and piping will be done during November and December. The arrival of the Q Power pilot plant is now scheduled for the beginning of Janaury.

Project Consortium Meeting 5 October

The SynFerm consortium meeting took place as an online meeting on the 5th of October.
Biokraft, Cortus, Q Power and BEIC were represented.

The Q Power´s mobile pilot scale biological methanation unit has been modified (re-routing of cables and pipes, connecting sensors to the PLC system etc.) to have the two containers in series instead of parallel. The pilot plant is now undergoing testing to check that the modifications are OK. The pilot plant is scheduled to arrive to Höganäs on the 16th of October.

The next project consortium meeting is scheduled to the 7th of November at 10:00 CET as a hybrid meeting (both physical and online participation) at Cortus’ site in Höganäs.

Syngas fermentation