Dutch Sugar Producer Embarks on Biogas Initiative

Stockholm, Sweden (PressExposure) April 24, 2013 -- Suiker Unie, a Dutch company that develops, produces and markets sugar and sugar specialties, has launched a project to produce 10 million cubic meters of biogas each year that will be injected into the Dutch public gas grid. Biogas is a renewable and environmentally friendly energy source and an alternative to fossil fuels which, when upgraded and refined, can as an example be used to heat houses, cooking or run vehicles. To upgrade the biogas Suiker Unie has ordered two upgrading units from Greenlane Biogas, a global developer and supplier of proprietary water scrubbing biogas upgrading technology. The units are on split delivery and scheduled for operation and biomethane production in July and November 2011.

The biogas project is part of Suiker Unie's Corporate Social Responsibility initiative and sustainable development program and encompasses a complete new set of plants installed at one of the the company's production facility. The installation includes both fermentation unit, that generate biogas from digested by‐products of the production process, and the upgrading unit from Greenlane Biogas.

"We chose Greenlane Biogas because they are an established manufacturer with successful installations of upgrading plants throughout Europe and the world. In the specific situation for this projects the water scrubbing technology was the best solution, comments Teun van der Weg, project manager at Suiker Unie.

The Greenlane product range spans a wide field from the diverse needs of society from small municipalities and farms especially developed for sewage treatment plants. The largerst units, Matai and Totara, which Suiker Unie have ordered are designed for raw gas capacities of 1250 and 2200 Nm3/h respectively, and are delivered as a prepackaged standard product that enables rapid installation and simplicity of operation. The upgrading process used in the Greenlane plants is the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly available on the market. The main process uses only pure water as the cleaning fluid.

Contact: Carina Wimert, Marketing Manager, Greenlane Biogas, Sweden
Phone: + 46 ‐70‐092 99 97, E‐mail: carina.wimert@greenlanebiogas.com

Nicholas Rundbom, AxiCom Global Technology PR
Phone: + 46 70 266 55 38
Email: nicholas.rundbom@axicom.se

About Greenlane Biogas:
Greenlane Biogas is the leading worldwide developer and supplier of technology for upgrading biogas to biomethane, for use in natural gas pipelines and as vehicle fuel. Greenlane Biogas has more than 20 years of global experience upgrading biogas, with installations in Canada, France, Germany, Iceland, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Spain and Sweden. Greenlane technology is used in the world's largest plant for upgrading biogas, in Gustrow Germany which processes 10,000Nm3/h of raw gas. Greenlane Biogas is part of the Flotech Group.

About Suker Unie:
Suiker Unie develops, produces and markets sugar and sugar specialties. Her factories for the production of sugar in Dinteloord, Vierverlaten and Anklam (Northeast Germany) are among the most modern in the world. This is also true for the factories in Puttershoek and Roosendaal, which produce dry and liquid sugar specialties. The head office is located in Dinteloord.

Suiker Unie forms part of Royal Cosun. This international group develops, produces and markets natural foodstuffs and food ingredients. Royal Cosun is a cooperative of approximately 10,000 sugar beet growers. The group has an annual turnover of approximately EUR 1.8 billion and has more than 4,000 employees.

About Greenlane Biogas

Contact:
Morgan Jansson-Ternow
Greenlane Biogas
Stockholm, Sweden
+46 707 707 158
morgan.j.ternow@greenlanebiogas.com
[http://www.greenlanebiogas.com]

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Press Release Submitted On: April 24, 2013 at 5:46 am
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