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Biogas Utilization Project to Open Up a New Field

Approximately 800 km south of Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, lies Nakhon Si Thammarat Province. Drive just outside the urban district, and you will see greenery all around you. Palm plantations and wetland stretch before your eyes, and palm oil factories are dotted here and there. One of them belongs to Agriculture of Basin Company Limited (ABC). In a corner of this factory, a new attempt to open up future possibilities has begun—to obtain high-purity biomethane from wastewater discharged in the palm oil production process and to utilize the biomethane as automotive biogas fuel (CBG: compressed biogas). The leader of this attempt is Osaka Gas, which has developed its unique biogas upgrading technology.

 

Biomethane refueling station and natural gas truck