Cortus is taking part in a national development project for production of Synthetic Natural Gas (SNG) from syngas in a biological process (Biological Methanisation of Syngas from Gasification of Lignocellulosic Biomass). The purpose of the project is to investigate biological methanisation as an alternative process for upgrading Cortus green energy gas (syngas) to renewable SNG.

Syngas is converted to SNG in a trickle-bed reactor developed by RISE Research Institute of Sweden. The reactor is placed in a container and was until autumn 2020 located in Uppsala for tests with syngas in cylinders. The container is now relocated to the municipal wastewater plant in Höganäs, close to Cortus plant.

Cortus is now delivering syngas produced in Höganäs to the container, which is the last part of the project. This is the first time that syngas from gasification of biomass is utilized in a biological reactor for biomethane production, even in small scale. Cortus syngas is delivered in a gas bag. First delivery took place two weeks ago and will now continue the next-coming months.

We are happy to be part in this hybrid project where biological and thermochemical technology for biomass conversion to renewable SNG is synergizing and opening new opportunities for us.