QuestAir plans to focus on biogas market

By Anna Austin
Web exclusive posted Oct. 31, 2008 at 11:36 a.m. CST

British Columbia, Canada-based QuestAir Technologies Inc., a developer and supplier of gas purification systems, has provided a strategic update outlining the company's initiatives to further its success and presence in emerging energy markets and its plans to focus largely on the biogas market.

The company specializes in a modular pressure swing adsorption technology, a process which separates hydrogen from a feedstock gas containing impurities, such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide or water.

"Focusing on the biogas market, specifically by offering products and services to upgrade biogas into renewable neutral gas, will allow us to transition the company from being an equipment supplier to a provider of solutions for customers," QuestAir President and Chief Executive Officer Andrew Hall said.

In the past, QuestAir has largely provided hydrogen purification and recovery products to customers; it indicated it will continue to pursue markets where it has competitive advantages.

To date, QuestAir has supplied methane purifiers to ten plants worldwide. The purifiers upgrade biogas for injection into existing natural gas pipelines and distribution to homeowners, or for use as a renewable vehicle fuel. According to the company, in the past year it has signed supply and distribution agreements with project developers in Europe and the United States, as well as a memorandum of understanding and partnership agreement with Terasen Gas in British Columbia.