We engineered and designed a liquefaction plant that consumes up to 40% less energy than normal – but calculations and drawings were not enough. The technology had to be proven in practice. And so we constructed a nano-scale LNG liquefaction plant based on our new design.
The right mix is key
The liquefaction solution that we developed with DTU uses a mix of several different refrigerants to cool natural gas to the point where it becomes a liquid (-162°C/-260°F). Determining the ideal ratios of these refrigerants was one of the crucial steps to achieving the desired performance of the plant.
After a short initial phase of adjustments, our technicians hit the right balance and were able to prove that the plant's output and energy consumption matched our calculations perfectly.
Local production raises responsibility
The potential of this technology is considerable, as it offers drastic reductions to the high costs that typically limit investments in LNG usage and infrastructure. Small, energy-efficient liquefaction plants make it possible to produce LNG locally instead of having to transport fuel from massive, far-away terminals as is the norm today. Our solution makes it cheaper and easier to switch to LNG – the cleanest fossil fuel.