UPSOM Methanation Reactor

What are the UPSOM systems?

The UPSOM is a new methanation technology with improved efficiency and reduced costs that directly converts carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen (H4) into synthetic methane (CH4) via the Sabatier process.

Our proprietary methanation reactor converts green hydrogen and carbon dioxide into green methane. The only other by-products are water and heat that can be recovered and re-used.

Key facts and advantages

Durability

Cycle-resistant technology that enables a long service life and works with minimal maintenance.

Carbon neutral

Synthetic methane is a 100% carbon-neutral and renewable replacement for fossil natural gas.

Business case

The treatment of raw biogas with the UPSOM reactor is a sustainable business model with high potential.

Competitiveness

The cost of the synthetic methane produced is competitive with biogas prices under many market conditions.

Advanced technology

Our systems are based on an innovative, patented technology.

Full conversion

Our patented reactor design reaches a conversion of over 99% in a single stage.

Specifications

UPSOM-500UPSOM-1000
Methane production capacity3.2 – 16.2 kgCH4/h7.4 – 37.5 kgCH4/h
Hydrogen consumption1.6 – 8.1 kgH2/h3.7 – 18.75 kgH2/h
Carbon dioxide consumption8.9 – 44.4 kgCO2/h20.6 – 102.7 kgCO2/h
Power (eq. HHV)50-250 kW114-577 kW
Conversion efficiency (max.)99.599.5
Average operating temperature250 °C250 °C
Outlet pressure10 bar(g)10 bar(g)
Required gas inlet purity (CO2)3.53.5
Required gas inlet purity (H2)4.54.5
Required gas inlet purity (Sulfur compounds)< 0.1 ppm< 0.1 ppm
Power supply40A/400V 3P40A/400V 3P
Start-up time from cold15-60 min15-60 min
Product shapeSkid version or 20ft-ISO HC containerSkid version or 20ft-ISO HC container
Weight (complete system)12 t14 t
Ambient temperature-10 to +40 °C-10 to +40 °C
ATEX zonesOnly at exhaust of vent lineOnly at exhaust of vent line
Optional waste heat recovery
Maximal thermal power54 kWth125 kWth