Gas Liquids Engineering Ltd. (GLE) is a Canadian and Global leader in providing engineering services for sustainable projects including hydrogen facilities, biofuel facilities, ethanol facilities, carbon capture facilities, and renewables projects.
GLE is actively working on several hydrogen projects including Canada’s first Hydrogen Blending project, Canada’s first Hydrogen Cavern Storage project, and Canada’s first Pulsed Methane Pyrolysis project, which converts Natural Gas into Hydrogen and Solid Carbon.
There is a significantly increased global focus on biofuels due to the fact that they can be produced over a short time span from biomass, rather than by the slow natural process involving the formation of fossil fuels, such as oil and gas. These projects require a specialized process and equipment requirements in the design of these systems. Depending on the specific application, these projects are carried out using conventional processes, off-patent processes, and licensed technologies. Renewables projects are also becoming an increased area of focus, as they produce no greenhouse gas emissions from fossils fuels after being built, reduce air pollution, and diversify energy supply sources.
GLE has been providing gas processing expertise for nearly 40 years. GLE quickly became a recognized global expert in the handling of Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) and has completed hundreds of these projects globally. Hydrogen (H2) systems share many of the special considerations that H2S systems have due to metal embrittlement issues, leakages, low Wobbe Index, and inherent safety concerns about the risk of explosion, fire management, and environmental impact. GLE has a thorough understanding of the stringent materials selections, de-ratings, and safety considerations in these difficult processing environments.
The two most common methods for producing hydrogen are steam-methane reforming, and electrolysis. Steam-methane reforming is a widely used method of commercial hydrogen production. In steam-methane reforming, high-temperature steam reacts with methane in the presence of a catalyst to produce hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and a relatively small amount of carbon dioxide (CO2). Electrolysis is a process that splits hydrogen from water using an electric current, and is usually used for smaller applications, such as Hydrogen Blending projects, where 5-12 mol% of H2 is added into a natural gas stream to significantly lower the carbon footprint of industries, and domestic gas supply.
GLE builds on 36 years of experience and expertise and provides engineering, procurement, and construction management services to the following types of projects:
- Hydrogen Production – Steam Methane Reforming (SMR) / Autothermal Reforming (ATR)
- Hydrogen Storage | Engineering Canada’s first Hydrogen Cavern Storage Project
- Hydrogen Pipelines
- Hydrogen Blending Projects | Engineered Canada’s first Hydrogen Blending Project
- Ethanol Production and Processing
- Ethanol Facility Carbon Capture Projects
- Post Combustion Carbon Capture Projects
- Fuel Grade Ethanol Facility Upgrades to USP Specification
- Acetal, Acetaldehyde, and Fusel Oil Removal from Ethanol
- Hydrogenation Derived Renewable Diesel (HDRD)
- Ethanol Conversion to Diesel and Jet Fuel (ETJ) | Engineered first ETJ project in North America
- Biogas Capture
- Component Extraction by Distillation
- Biofuels Distillation and Steam Systems
- Terminals and Storage
- Denaturant Systems
- Wind Power Production
- Solar Power Production