Broadwind|SAFE Compression for Biogas


Biogas Capture

A Digester captures raw biogas coming from the decomposition of natural organic materials from landfills, food, animals or other organic substances.


Biogas Purification

Anaerobic digesters produce methane from organic waste, such as manure or food waste, which can be combusted directly or upgraded to meet pipeline standards and fuel transportation fleets as CNG.


Compression & Distribution

A process to compress biogas gas into "pipeline ready" natural gas occurs. High pressure compression technology enables biogas storage for distribution.   


Biogas Off Take & Delivery

After biogas decompression occurs, full delivery of biogas is available to a network of biogas dispensers or facilities for consumption. 

Turning Waste into Renewable Fuel
Raw biogas comes from the decomposition of natural organic materials and it is generally consisting of a mixture of methane (50-65% ), carbon dioxide and other such called “contaminants”, such as syloxanes, hydrogen sulphide and water.

Recent studies have shown that methane itself, when released into the atmosphere, has a negative impact on the planet’s greenhouse effect. In fact, the biogas impact in accelerating the planet climate changes is estimated to be 21 times greater than carbon dioxide. For this reason, any methane releases into the atmosphere must take place after the methane had been oxidized, whist recovering as much energy as possible all over the oxidizing process.

Today the most common way of achieving methane oxidation is through a biogas feed of modified natural gas engines for cogeneration purposes. In many instances, biogas is transported to an offsite generator through a virtual pipeline system.”

Convenient alternatives to the heat and power generation method are available and they include:  

  • Bio-methane injection into any private or public gas network
  • The use of biogas as a vehicle fuel for distribution fleet

Both of the options listed above require the raw biogas to be thoroughly cleaned through an appropriate purification process, in order for any contaminants to be removed in accordance with the final product purpose specification (biomethane).

Broadwind | SAFE:  Your Supply Chain Partner

At the Heart of Your Next Biogas Project

When streamlining suppliers, lowering manufacturing and commissioning costs, and increasing profitability are your primary goals as you deliver turn-key biogas solutions for your customers, you can count on Broadwind | SAFE Compressors to be at the heart of your next biogas project.  Not only are we recognized as global compression technology leaders, we will work closely with your compression specifications to meet your project's unique requirements. This means no more hassles of using "off-the-shelf" compression that doesn't meet your project needs.

Thanks to its technological know-how gained in the gas treatment and compression fields since 1975, SAFE has celebrated the new launch of its biogas division opening in 2009, with the first biogas upgrading pilot plant delivered and put in operation at San Giovanni in Persiceto (Italy). Since then, SAFE has been optimizing and innovating its compression-core products, designed for providing all customers with the most reliable and best performing compression technology available in the North American market. When it comes to biogas applications, we are your compression experts, and will take the time to develop a custom compression solution to meet your application's needs

Broadwind | SAFE Compression Advantages:

  • Customized compression solutions for biogas applications, including the high pressure compression for vehicle refueling, or re-injection into the pipeline network
  • Biogas purification systems
  • Compressors for bio methane
  • Redeployable or mobile assets
  • Storage
  • Dispensers
  • Reducing and metering cabinets
  • Technical service network and global expertise for world-class solutions & service

We partner with organizations including:

  • Turn-key anaerobic digestion and gas upgrading firms
  • Natural gas distributors
  • Engineering Procurement & Construction (EPCs) firms
  • Municipalities
  • Waste management companies
  • Renewable energy firms
  • Financial investment companies
  • and more.