PRODUCTION & DISTRIBUTION
Production and distribution systems must be economical across many scales. We are developing novel liquefaction technologies and infrastructure models for optimised supply chains.
STORAGE & REFUELLING
Storage and refuelling systems are the source of significant cost, complexity and emissions. We are developing models, simulations, and experiments on liquefied natural gas (LNG) state during storage, transfer, spills, and leaks.
Conversion of natural gas into useful energy must be efficient and with minimized emissions. We are developing the next-generation engine and combustion systems for blended dual fuel combustion, dedicated natural gas engines and emissions catalyst devises.
THERMODYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF NATURAL GAS REFUELING STATIONS AND ONBOARD FUEL STORAGE TANKS
Natural Gas is stored at low temperatures (-162˚C) and methane emissions from LNG facilities contribute to the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. We aim to identify the weaknesses in the LNG distribution chain to reduce the GHG emissions and the LNG delivery cost.
The industry partners engaged in this project represent the full value chain from production and distribution (Fortis BC), product solution provider (Westport Fuel Systems) and end user (Seaspan Ferries). The project is supported by the Canadian Gas Association.