Cenergy Solutions Develops Adsorbent Natural Gas Technologies
Cenergy Solutions has filed for U.S. and international patents on its Adsorbent Natural Gas (ANG) equipment. Cenergy Solutions patent pending ANG storage cylinder technology and conversion system requires less pressure to operate an NGV and allows for more storage in the same size cylinder. With lower pressure requirements, compressors for homes or businesses can cost less to purchase, operate and maintain.
Cenergy Solutions tested its ANG Storage System and Pro ANG Conversion System on a vehicle with a GMC 8.1L engine for over 10,000 miles in conditions that include heavy payloads, high altitudes and cold weather.
“The results have been very positive, and we look forward to testing the system in two distinct and separate commercial fleets,” said Gary Fanger, COO of Cenergy Solutions.
Cenergy’s technology can be applied to existing natural gas cylinders, which typically have a service life of 15 to 20 years. The specialized equipment will also make it possible to use low pressure (350–700 psi) cylinders that are lighter and can be conformed to fit in various areas of empty space in a vehicle.
Cenergy Solutions’ innovations were made possible by collaborating with global energy storage company EnerG2. EnerG2 has been working with NW Natural, a local natural gas distribution company, to improve the fuel storage onboard vehicles that use CNG.