BCCK to provide NRU to Archaea Energy landfill plant

By DJ Slater19 January 2021

BCCK Holding will provide a 13,700 scfm Style IV NiTech Nitrogen Rejection Unit (NRU), similar to this one, to the world’s largest high BTU landfill gas to energy plant in Pennsylvania.

BCCK Holding Co. (BCCK), a Midland, Texas-based supplier of engineering, procurement, fabrication and field construction services, has signed an agreement with Archaea Energy to provide a 13,700 scfm Style IV NiTech Nitrogen Rejection Unit (NRU) to the world’s largest high BTU landfill gas to energy plant in Pennsylvania.

BCCK’s patented NiTech technology is designed to play a key role in transforming landfill gas into nearly 100% pure renewable natural gas. BCCK’s NRUs, which are engineered in-house and fabricated at BCCK’s fabrication facility, are engineered to deliver less footprint, less compression requirements in terms of horsepower, at reduced CapEx than alternative solutions on the market, the company said.

Headquartered in Canonsburg, Pa., Archaea Energy, LLC is a nationwide developer of renewable natural gas resources. Its projects capture the gas generated through the natural decomposition of waste in place at landfills and transform it into green, renewable energy before it escapes into the atmosphere.

“BCCK is continuing to further expand our presence in the renewable gas industry and our patented technology is contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions,” said John Peterson, senior vice president of business development at BCCK. “We are very excited to be working with Archaea Energy at the largest high BTU landfill gas plant in the world, while providing the renewable gas market with another landfill gas NRU.

“To date, we have successfully completed 30 NRUs in our 40-year history and we are proud to play a role in a renewable industry that helps in the reduction of greenhouse gases.”

There have been four major revisions to the NiTech process design over the past three decades, BCCK said. Style IV incorporates a new, modular skidded design that allows greater flexibility with respect to compositional changes or flow capacity changes than ever before, the company said. It is designed to require lower hp compression and provide higher recovery.

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