October 11, 2022. Grupo HAM and CycleØ have received the award for the construction and operation of the first Bio-LNG plant in Chile, which will be located in the Ñuble region, with a capacity to process between 7,500 and 16,500 cubic meters of biogas per day, which represents a reduction, in the heavy transport industry, of more than 19,000 annual tons of CO2, 96% of fine particle emissions and 85% of nitrogen oxide and sulfur emissions, compared to other fuels.
This Bio-LNG plant will be possible thanks to the commitment of Lipigas, a relevant player in the Latin American energy market, for an efficient and 100% renewable energy solution. The biogas comes from an anaerobic co-digestion plant for waste from a MaxAgro pig farm, where HAM Chile Spa will build and manage the facilities for its processing, which will have upgrading equipment, developed by FNX Liquid Natural Gas, which will allow the biogas to be purified, which contains 50-60% methane, increasing its quality and obtaining a methane purity of over 99%.
Grupo HAM and CycleØ consider that Bio-LNG must play a prominent role in the energy transition, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, thanks to its negative carbon footprint. In addition, the commitment to this fuel favors the circular economy, generating employment in rural areas, returning resources and nutrients to the soil, and as a sustainable alternative to incineration or landfills.