Biogas upgrade facility

Ecogas Reparoa site v2
Clarus business, First Renewables is currently building a state-of-the-art facility to upgrade Ecogas’ biogas into renewable gas at Ecogas’ Organics Processing Facility in Reporoa. 

For the first time in New Zealand, this new facility will start transforming kerbside food waste into biomethane, a valuable source of renewable gas, from the second quarter of 2024.

Australian company, Eneraque has been commissioned to supply the compressor, which forms an essential part of the biomethane upgrading facility.

The compressor enables us to take Ecogas’ biogas from the anaerobic digesters and send it through the upgrading process, turning it into biomethane, a type of renewable gas.

The pressure generated by the compressor then allows the biomethane to be transported through Firstgas’ transmission pipeline to customers on our network.

“This technology is a first of its kind for New Zealand. Once up and running we estimate initial production will supply enough renewable gas, equivalent to supplying up to 7,200 homes* to enjoy the benefits of gas in their existing appliances, avoiding about 11,000 tonnes of CO2 per year”. James Irvine, Future Fuels General Manager, Clarus