Bright Biomethane and Biogen Biotechnologies Inc. (Barbados, Caribbean) sign partnership

Bright Biomethane and Biogen Biotechnologies from the Caribbean Barbados entered a strategic partnership agreement to promote and further develop biogas upgrading technology and biomethane production in Barbados.

Waste to energy

All the waste in Barbados is currently separated by private handlers and most is stored at the landfill sites owned by the government. Biogen Biotechnologies processes waste from the food industry and uses it as feedstock for the biogas plants. This places Barbados at a great advantage. Using sustainable and smart solutions and technologies for waste transformation to energy, and other organic materials such as seaweed, sea moss and industrial waste, the island can benefit from an extended biogas network that can be transformed into transport fuel and electricity.

Biogas to biomethane solutions

The produced biogas can not only be used for energy generation. It is also a great source for biogas to biomethane upgrading in a biomethane plant. Bright Biomethane uses the advanced 3-stage membrane technology: highly efficient membranes are applied for the separation of methane from biogas. The end-product of this process is biomethane, a methane-rich product gas, which can be injected into the national gas grid network or compressed to CNG properties and utilized as transport fuel. This falls in line with Barbados’ current import scheme. The country receives almost all its LNG from the United States. Biomethane will help fuel our island and save our oceans.

Renewable energy shift

Barbados, an island with over 284,000 inhabitants, is situated in the Lesser Antilles in the region of Caribbean. Due to its location, until recently, a focus of renewable energy policies was solar power. But Barbados faces many issues connected to waste generation. It is the third country in the world with the highest Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generation: 4.75 kg of MSW per capita/per day, according to the World Bank. This translates to around 1,000 tons of waste per day, of which 70% is organic. HoSt and Biogen Biotechnologies will work in close cooperation to actively promote biogas to biomethane upgrading systems.