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Xebec Adsorption

Xebec’s Better PSA: Fast Cycle for RNG

April 4, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Biomethane, Companies, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Game-Changer’ as a Novel Adsorption/Desorption Cycle Yields
‘Recovery Rates of Up to 98.5% While Operating at Low Pressure’

Xebec Adsorption is promoting an improved pressure swing adsorption architecture for upgrading biogas to biomethane. By optimizing fast-cycle PSA technology process design “and combining it with a novel adsorption/desorption cycle,” states a release, “Xebec can now achieve recovery rates of up to 98.5% while operating at low pressure, allowing operators to maximize revenue, lower operating costs and, consequently, increase profitability.”

The result is more practical RNG – renewable natural gas.

Xebec PSA/pressure swing adsorption equipment at work in France. Installations employing the company’s new fast-cycle designs in Europe are already achieving the new performance levels – stated at 98.5% recovery – for biogas-to-RNG upgrading, the company says.

Xebec notes that it pioneered fast- and rapid-cycle adsorption technology, bringing its proprietary technology to the biogas upgrading market more than 15 years ago. Today the Montreal-based company “is a major player with 27 installations operating globally and a growing number of ongoing projects under planning, procurement and construction.”

‘Flexible, Reliable, and Cost-Effective… a Step Change’

Biogas upgrading, the firm says, is an engineering and process design challenge “because gas compositions constantly vary, flow rates fluctuate, and temperatures change with seasonal and weather conditions.

“Operators need technology solutions that are flexible, reliable, and cost-effective in order to maximize profits,” Xebec says, claiming “a sterling reputation for delivering product gas that meets all of these objectives at a quality that can be injected into the pipeline systems.”

PSA recovery rates typically deliver recoveries in the 94% to 96% range, Xebec says. “With this breakthrough in the PSA process and cycle design, Xebec can offer a step change in achievable recovery rates, up to 98.5%, offering its proven adsorption technology that is cost effective, flexible and highly reliable.”

Kurt Sorschak

‘This Is a Game-Changer… Product Gas that Can Be Sold’

“This is a game-changer for Xebec,” Xebec president and CEO Kurt Sorschak says in a release. “Our customers have always been highly complementary of our robust and flexible systems that can adjust within minutes to changing operating conditions while continuously delivering quality product gas that can be sold.

“With this improvement in recovery to 98.5%,” Sorschak says, “we are now offering clear economic advantages to our customers. Xebec combines high recovery with low operating costs and unrivaled system tolerance and flexibility, resulting in increased profitability for our customers.

Game Changer at ACT Expo Too

“With 21 projects in our current pipeline,” he said, “customers have clearly taken to Xebec’s new biogas upgrading solution.”

Separately, organizers of the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo and conference fast approaching in Long Beach, Calif. will examine the merits of biomethane at the Game Changer 2.0 Summit session on Monday, May 1. ACT Expo itself runs May 1-4, with the exhibit hall open May 2-3.

Xebec Adsorption will be at Booth 553.

Check out the ACT Expo 2017 agenda here.

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Source: Xebec with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Xebec ‘Hybrid’ for Biogas in Malaysia

December 8, 2015 in Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, Companies, NGVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Installation Combines Membrane and PSA Technologies
Yielding Biomethane-Based CNG for Palm Oil Mill Vehicles

Canada’s Xebec Adsorption has delivered its first “hybrid” biogas upgrading plant, a unit combining membrane separation and fast-cycle PSA/pressure swing adsorption technologies to produce biomethane for natural gas vehicles in Malaysia.

Xebec Landfill Gas Gear for China Taxis

July 24, 2015 in Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fast-Cycle PSA Technology Supporting Fleets in Anshan

Montreal-based Xebec Adsorption says it’s supplied equipment for China’s first landfill gas upgrading installation, which is now supplying low carbon fuels to taxi fleets in Anshan.

Xebec Introduces X-Series Filters

May 3, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, Biomethane, CNG, Hydrogen, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Direct, Live Support, an Easy Ordering System and Stock Ready to Ship’

Xebec Adsorption, a specialist in cleaning and drying natural gas and hydrogen, and upgrading biogas to biomethane, is launching a new range of natural gas filtration products, described as “a natural extension to its existing equipment,” at ACT Expo in Southern California this week.

Print“Our goal with the new line is to supply a great product, along with the best service and highest technical support possible,” Xebec CEO Kurt Sorschak said in a release. “This means direct, live support, an easy ordering system and stock ready to ship.”

Asia Later This Year

Xebec’s X-Series filters go on sale this week. They will be offered to Asia customers via Xebec’s office in Shanghai beginning in the third quarter.

Montreal-based Xebec earlier this year opened an office in Houston.

Gary Blizzard heads sales, business development and process engineering for Xebec’s U.S. operation.


ACT Expo – North America’s largest clean vehicles event – takes place May 5-8 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif. It is co-located with NGV Global 2014, the world natural gas vehicles meeting.

The Alternative Clean Technology Expo & Conference is organized by Fleets & Fuels publisher GNA – Gladstein, Neandross & Associates.

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Source: Xebec Adsorption with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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