15 February 2013

Dubai Flare Gas Slated for Motor Fuel

Posted by John Freeland

In the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is a partnership between the city and the national oil company that will create a project to capture flare gas (see previous post), compress it, and use it for motor fuel. An excerpt from the press release:

Emirates Gas LLC (EMGAS), a subsidiary of Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Municipality to treat land and sewage waste to generate Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). EMGAS is now setting up an advanced facility to convert waste to biomethane, from what is currently being flared, and then compress it into CNG that will be used as an automotive green fuel. It is anticipated that up to 15,000 vehicles per day can be refuelled.

The plan makes sense from an energy and environmental standpoint. The neighbors will certainly breathe easier.

The project will use new technology from America and Europe.