Evonik turns waste into fuel

From Filtration&Seperation.com. 

Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH, a sector of German specialty chemicals company, Evonik Industries, plans to launch its next generation of SEPURAN Green membranes in late 2017.

“Waste to fuel” is the motto of Evonik’s SEPURAN Green business. The use of biomethane derived from organic waste sources used as fuel alternative in CNG or LNG powered vehicles is still in the early stages but will become more and more popular and play an important part in meeting greenhouse gas savings and carbon footprint targets for individual companies.

Technologies for biogas upgrading to meet natural gas or pipeline specifications have experienced considerable progress over the past five years. The technology has advanced significantly, despite the fact that, in many countries, particularly outside Europe, the market lacks a proper framework.