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To store and transport natural gas, our 100-Bar CTMs are designed to safely store natural gas as pressurized-liquefied natural gas (P-LNG). To store natural gas as P-LNG, the gas is  pressurized between 80 and 100-Bar and chilled to a temperature between -50 C and -70 C. As the temperature is not cryogenic, only dehydration of the gas is required. As such, the installed CAPEX cost is less than 10% that of conventional LNG and, OPEX is around 25% of cryogenic LNG. 

The low-cost of liquefaction bestows a competitive advantage to CanaGas over LNG and CNG providers. It will also allow for natural gas to be feasibly stored on a ship or on a train as fuel. 

Being intermodal, P-LNG can be safely transported in a CTM to anyone, anywhere. 

Where applicable, P-LNG CTMs can be returned with liquid CO2 for sequestration. No cleaning of the tanks is required between loads. Clean energy delivery combined with environmentally sustainable action. Smart Energy! 

The 100-Bar CTM has another purpose. It can store and transport biogas containing high concentrations of CO2. This will allow for smaller bio-digesters to be installed on rural farms or at forestry operations where there is no pipeline tie-in. There are thousands of potential sites throughout North America. Hundreds of thousands throughout the world. Being able to store biogas with CO2 on site simplifies the operation of such bio-digesters. To collect the biogas from a site, a special CTM is used to transfer the biogas and transport it to a central upgrade facility where, due to the lower temperature of the gas mixture, the CO2 is more easily extracted, leaving renewable natural gas (RNG). Using the above P-LNG transport system, the RNG can then be trucked or railed to market. No pipeline required. As the RNG is at low temperature and already pressurized, the cost to liquefy it into P-LNG costs a fraction of that stated above. 

Notably, the composting of organic material in the open produces both methane and CO2. The capture of that methane and CO2 as biogas and then turned into RNG is a win for feedstock providers (farmers) and for the environment. Smart Energy!  

To transport the extracted liquid CO2 for sequestration or commercial use, a 40-Bar CTM is the most efficient to use. As the produced CO2 is organic, it is in high commercial demand. 

As evidenced above, the CanaGas solutions for the delivery of clean (and renewable) natural gas are practical and therefore smart. We pride ourselves in the delivery of this Smart Energy! 

Using 15-Bar CTMs will provide for the large volume marine export/transport of propane or LPG to Mexico and East Asia. Notably, this clean fuel is used extensively to cook food and heat homes. It has been said that LPG feeds the world. Considering the current alternatives, the intermodal transport of propane/LPG from low-value sources like Western Canada to high-value markets is a Smart Energy solution.  

Our 15-Bar CTMs will also transport large volumes of ethane, ethylene, and propylene. As ethylene is considered the most important chemical in the world, its safe intermodal transport is a most practical way to deliver this energy related commodity. Smart Energy delivery. 

Our 7.5 Bar CTMs are particularly useful as they can safely transport large volumes of ammonia, methanol and dimethyl ether (DME), as well as other substances. Notably, ammonia is the largest source of fertilizer in the world. Ammonia can also be burned in a combustion engine as a zero-carbon fuel. Or, it can be cracked to provide zero-carbon hydrogen. Over the past few years, the production of ammonia from natural gas has attained 95% capture of co-produced CO2. That capture process is spreading throughout the world. More recently, ammonia has been produced from water using 100% renewable energy. Renewable energy has also been used recently to make methane and methanol and from that, DME which can replace diesel. Amazingly, the production of methane (methanation) and methanol from renewable power, uses captured CO2 as feedstock. This is then circular carbon energy. Renewable. CanaGas will strive to transport this Smart Energy and fertilizer feedstock throughout the world using existing intermodal infrastructure.