WLPGA Global Technology Conference (GTC2018)
Increasing Global Market Opportunities for LPG
GTC Innovation Award
The Innovation Award was granted to PayGo Energy for its paper “Digital Transformation of LPG distribution: A case study on the use of IoT to accelerate market adoption and combat illegal practices” presented in Houston.
PayGo Energy has developed a platform that connects end consumers of LPG to retailers and retailers to wholesalers. PayGo’s patented smart meter and software products enable both the acceleration of LPG adoption via pay-as-you-go functionality, and the reduction of LPG cylinder loss and cross-filling by turning cylinders into connected devices that are easily tracked, monitored, and controlled.
This abstract highlights the key results from PayGo Energy’s initial deployment of the system in Nairobi, Kenya, and the wider potential this technology has for the LPG industry.
Selected Abstracts 2018 for the 31st World LPG Forum
ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY EURO-6, FULLY AUTOGAS-POWERED URBAN BUS
The project was led by a consortium made by King Long, Begas and REPSOL.
In additional to sound economic advantage, the low NOx and Particulate emissions of Autogas-powered engines help to improve the air quality and ultimately the health the whole community.
The project had an extraordinarily short design-to-market cycle as it started from an existing King Long platform. The robust, compact heavy-duty engine platform developed in consortium between REPSOL and Begas smoothly integrated with a special purpose transmission provided an extraordinarily efficient powertrain.
In this exercise of parallel engineering and collaboration between companies it was also important the increasing awareness of the Administrations.
Mr Victor Saenz, Begas Motor, Spain
SHOULD PROPANE AND LPG DISPLACE FUEL OILS IN GAS TURBINES FOR POWER GENERATION?
While natural gas is considered the bridging fuel to a zero carbon power generation future, in many places natural gas is not yet available, or its’ supply cannot be guaranteed. In these instances, diesel or heavy fuel oils are chosen either as the primary or back-up fuel.
Diesel and fuel oils are highly polluting fuels. Combustion of these fuels leads to the high greenhouse gas emissions, while also emitting high levels of pollutants such as NOx, SOx and particulate matter which are both damaging to the environment, and hazardous to human health. Propane and LPG can be utilised instead of fuel to create clean, high efficiency distributed power plants with a reduced environmental impact.
Mr Michael Welch, Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery, United Kingdom
PRINS DUAL INJECTION TECHNOLOGY – ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE NEW CAR ENGINES THAT COMBINE MULTIPOINT (MPI) AND DIRECT FUEL INJECTION (DI) IN ONE
> 80% reduction in PM, > 95% reduction in PN, CO2 reduction up to 15%.
Mrs Angelique Berden, Prins Autogassystemen B.V., the Netherlands
2-STROKE PROPANE POWERED OUTBOARD ENGINE
Mr Bernardo Herzer, LEHR, United States
HIGH TECH SNG REPLACING A HUGE CONSUMPTION OF NATURAL GAS IN AN INTEGRATED STEEL MILL
Mr Guilherme Darezzo, Ultragaz, Brazil
GTT MARS – NEW MEMBRANE CONTAINMENT SYSTEM FOR LPG CARRIERS
Mrs Mélodie Noris, GTT, France
KOPAGAS LPG SMART METER AND ITS PAY-AS-YOU GO MODEL FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Dr Sebastian Rodriguez, KopaGas, United States
SMARTGASTM PAY-AS-YOU-COOK TECHNOLOGY
Mr Tim Bauer, Envirofit, United States
DISTRIBUTED CO2 CAPTURE
It is well established that distributed power generation via MicroCHP/CCHP systems such as M-TriGen’s PowerAire solutions, which allow direct use of engine waste heat, produce up to 45% more fuel efficiency than traditional MW centralized production. However, while CO2 capture and sequestration has long been addressed for the latter with mature technologies, development of micro CO2 systems has been somewhat ignored due to their relatively low CO2 emission contribution and the unfeasible nature of capital investment required. We have found, as with enhanced fuel efficiency, the micro power architecture uniquely leverages local production resulting in lower cost, more effective carbon capture methodologies.
Mr Donald Williams, M-TriGen, United States
TECHNOLOGY THAT WILL TRANSFORM GAS CYLINDERS INTO ADVANCED AND MODERN DEVICES
The final goal of the solution is to give both parties (end customers and distributors) the information needed for being up to date all the time. Distributors will be able to keep existing customers satisfied, and will also be able to offer new potential customers a service that they cannot get from existing distributors.
Mr Simon Smolnikar, Senso4, Slovenia
AN INTELLIGENT POWER GENERATION FACILITY
The objectives were to provide the same living infrastructure in the event of a disaster, regardless of grid electricity and gas facilities, excel in cost performance and keep the emission of greenhouse gases to a minimum level.
The main goal is to accomplish an environment which is completely self-sufficient in local energy production and local consumption, at the same place, at the same time.
The test facility comprises solar panels, an engine type gas cogeneration, propane gas fuel cells, lithium ion batteries etc. A gas heat pump was added.
We are independently developing and experimenting an EMS (Energy Management System) that manages these individual power storage facilities in an integrated manner.
The test facility consists of 15 units and 2 floor offices that are rented as businesses to demonstrate not only the technical verification but business performance as well.
This interim report of the research will therefore present experimental facts as well as measured data.
Mr Ryoichi Sato, Lemon Gas, Japan
TRUMA LEVELCONTROL – WIRELESS LEVEL MEASUREMENT FOR GAS CYLINDER
As a next development stage the product will be rolled out to LPG-applications using cylinders or tanks in various markets. We see a huge benefit for the LPG industry by offering customers more convenience, but moreover new business models of connected services can be realized. LPG suppliers can utilize this device to enable more sales and tie customers.
Mr Alexander Wottrich, Truma, Germany