McCulla Transport will go live producing biomethane in July 2021 following a plant expansion by WELTEC BIOPOWER and partner companies. At the site in Lisburn, 450 standard m³ of biogas will be processed into biomethane/RNG every hour. With this amount, the logistics company can operate ten new CNG trucks, which are refueled directly at the company’s new biomethane filling point. The substrates for the production of the green fuel come from the 41 Lidl supermarkets in Northern Ireland.
Under the motto “Goodbye Diesel – Hello Biofuel”, the ten new bio-CNG trucks will transport Lidl food deliveries with renewable gas. Due to the excellent eco-balance, the reduced emissions and the lower dependency on fossil fuels, the deal between Lidl and McCulla is creating a positive response from all parties involved.
To ensure successful performance long-term, WELTEC BIOPOWER relied on its established components and technologies.
In the course of the extension, WELTEC BIOPOWER upgraded the in-house developed LoMOS PLC-based control system.
The biogas upgrading system comes from Pentair Haffmans. The tried and tested module separates carbon dioxide and other components of the biogas from methane using membrane technology. This creates biomethane that is climate-friendly.