2006 – Switching on the innovation
Our first landfill gas power plant, Lachute, Canada
Our first foray into the extraction and treatment of landfill gas predates the company, when co-founders Charles Tremblay and Alain Roy teamed up for the first time to design a large landfill gas capture system consisting of 5 automated wellheads supplying a 10 MW power plant with seven 3520 CAT Gensets.
2007 – Setting the standards
A new approach to landfill gas production, Juarez, Mexico
Our co-founders implemented their first integrated landfill gas production system to supply a 4.8 MW power plant. The project involved 6 horizontal gas collectors, 2 reengineered wellheads, a compression station and a flare.
2009 – Building the A-TEAM
The founding of Sysgaz Group, Montréal, Canada
Charles Tremblay and Alain Roy knew that if they wanted to bring Renewable LNG (R-LNG) to the market, they needed an experienced team to develop a flexible and cost-effective process that would work with any methane gas source. They founded Sysgaz to achieve that vision.
2010 – The master plan
A grand idea takes form, Montréal, Canada
Before Renewable LNG (R-LNG) could become a market-viable product, Sysgaz adopted a step-by-step development strategy to demonstrate its innovative R-LNG Process. Beginning with a high-reliability landfill gas production facility (Ascension – see below), this strategy also included a small pilot plant using landfill gas (Dolbeau-Mistassini – see below), and a fully commercial R-LNG Plant with 10-50 TPD production capacity (planned for 2017).
2012 – Quality landfill gas, achieved
Landfill gas is now a reliable transportation fuel feedstock, L’Ascension, Canada
When this wood drying facility needed a steady biogas supply, Sysgaz stepped up and installed its latest integrated landfill gas production system at two landfills, including 6 horizontal collectors, 2 wellheads, 13 vertical wells and a 6 km delivery pipeline. To maintain the landfill gas yield over the project duration, Sysgaz coupled an innovative leachate reinjection system to the wellheads.
2013 – Building the synergy
Our exclusive agreement with SINTEF, Trondheim, Norway
Our liquefaction system is powered by the latest cryogenic technology. Our partner SINTEF granted us the exclusive North American license for their Small-Scaled Methane Liquefaction Technology, which uses a standard mixed refrigerant, standard plate and frame heat exchangers and lubricated screw compressors.
2014 – The pilot plant project
Launching of the project with our partners , Dolbeau-Mistassini, Canada
With the project team in place, our pilot plant project in Dolbeau-Mistassini in northern Quebec is ready to launch. The project aims to demonstrate the capabilities of the R-LNG Process in transforming landfill gas into renewable liquefied gas. A one-year demonstration period will follow during which the R-LNG produced will be used to supply heavy trucks.
2015 – Breaking ground for R-LNG
The construction of the pilot plant begin, Dolbeau-Mistassini, Canada
We are now building our first small scale liquefaction plant in Dolbeau-Mistassini. This pilot plant will produce one ton per day (1 TPD) of renewable liquefied gas from landfill gas highlighting the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of our all-in-one solution.