These plants convert biogas from sources such as anaerobic digesters and landfills into higher value methanol, widely used in industrial chemicals. When paired with anaerobic digesters that produce renewable biogas from organic waste, the Maverick Oasis BG product line is the first small-scale system that simultaneously reduces greenhouse gas emissions while helping to solve environmental problems associated with dairy and swine waste as well as other organic waste, the company says.
The Maverick Oasis system offers producers of biogas an alternative to generating electricity or venting destructive greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
There are thousands of potential biogas and landfill gas producers in the US alone that could derive improved economic benefit by converting methane-rich gas into methanol, the company says.
The Maverick Oasis methanol plant uses proprietary technology to convert biogas into thousands of gallons per day of ultra-clean, AA grade methanol that meets ASTM D1152 specifications.
The Oasis plant is modular, so it can be deployed to an operational location, assembled by Maverick’s engineers, and integrated into the local infrastructure.
The Maverick Oasis BG25 methanol plant is the first plant in Maverick’s product line, and has a capacity of 8,300 gallons per day (25 metric tons/day) of methanol. The methanol can be consumed onsite, or transported to other markets.
With a footprint of 50 feet x 100 feet, the Oasis BG25 plant requires about 1 acre to accommodate storage and tanker truck access.