Stirling Technology Used at Italy’s First LNG Production Facility

DH Industries BV, a CSA CSM in the Netherlands, anounced that Italy’s first LNG production facility, using DH’s Stirling technology, officially opened on September 27.

The LNG facility was initiated and engineered by the Italian Hysytech Srl and is part of the “Store and Go” project established by the EU subsidy known as Horizon 2020.

DH Industries says that the gas purification and liquefaction system takes in methane gas produced onsite in a methanation unit. It then both purifies the gas to the required composition and liquefies it to LNG at 2 barg, creating LNG used as transportation fuel.

Stirling technology used in the system. Image: DH

Stirling technology used in the system. Image: DH

The gas purification and liquefaction unit is the first facility to produce LNG in Italy, according to DH Industries. The company installed the unit in Puglia, located in the southern part of the country, where it will also act as a technology demonstration unit. Such a promotion system is already working according to Arjan Coenradie, an LNG sales manager at DH Industries, as both the company and its partner Hysytech are in contact with potential customers who intend to liquefy biomethane or natural gas.

For over sixty years DH Industries has designed and manufactured cryogenic gas liquefaction equipment. Hysytech is an engineering company founded in 2003 that specializes in the design, development and industrial implementation of new turnkey process technologies and equipment.