Thursday, August 10, 2017

Galileo Cryobox-Trailer® LNG
Recovering Stranded Gas to Generate Power

Last month I took some customers to Argentina to visit Galileo Headquarters. I have been there many times and I enjoy going back because I always find something new. The elevator to the offices offers a great view of the factory floor below and this time I had a strange sensation when I was on the elevator. Down below there was something that looked like a Cryobox but I had the sensation that was bigger. As soon as I arrived I had to join a meeting and forgot about this.
Late in the morning the time came to visit the factory and finally my curiosity was satisfied.
My feeling that this equipment was a Cryobox on hormones was correct. It was Galileo’s new creative solution to produce LNG in a totally independent solution using a gathering system for stranded gas. The equipment that I saw in production was number 4 and I knew that many more were on the way. I came back with many pictures and videos but I have been waiting till now to talk about it. Today Galileo Technologies announced that they will supply 14 Cryobox-Trailer® LNG Production Stations to fuel the new power generation plant that Methax. A special purpose company also owned by Grupo Galileo, is building in Anchoris, Mendoza Province, Argentina. These portable and small-scale liquefaction units will be deployed to several orphan wells distributed throughout Malarg├╝e’s region.
By liquefying stranded gas, Galileo Technologies will supply up to 130,000 gallons of LNG per day, which will make this new power plant immune to Argentina’s natural gas shortage during winter time and the rising costs of switching from natural gas to diesel or fuel oil.
The LNG produced on-site by the Cryobox units will be transported by road through cryogenic ISO containers from the well-heads to Anchoris, where it will be re-gasified. This operation will create an LNG virtual pipeline between every well and Anchoris. The Methax natural gas-fired power plant is being installed at a key location of the grid in Mendoza and will supply 40 megawatts (MW) of power, which will alleviate the stress on transport and distribution power lines.

“Our LNG Distributed Production model provides great flexibility to build power stations in strategic locations in spite of the unavailability of natural gas pipelines,” said
Osvaldo Del Campo is President and CEO at Grupo Galileo but for me he is also the Chief Technology Officer and from his creative mind many if not all Galileo’s unique ideas have become reality like the line of compressors Nanobox, Microbox and Gigabox, the Virtual Pipeline for CNG and LNG, the Cryobox, the Microbox-Bio and now the Cryobox-Trailer® LNG . I am sure many more great products will be created to give Galileo the worldwide leadership in the processing of natural gas.
Galileo Cryobox-Trailer® LNG

    Galileo ZTPS-Trailer® (Stranded Gas Treatment)

Galileo SCADA-Remote monitoring system

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017


Will Model 3 disrupts the Automotive Market just like Model T did 110 years ago?
August 7, 2017
Madison, CT - On October 1, 1908, Ford completed the first Model T Ford in Detroit. Between 1908 and 1927, Ford would build some 15 million Model T cars. It was the longest production run of any automobile model in history until Volkswagen launched the Beetle it in 1972.
This week Tesla delivered the first 30 Model 3 to some of its employees. Production will ramp up in the next months and it is expected to reach 5,000 units per week. With over 400,000 bookings Model 3 is already the star of the EV world. We do not know if it will reach the sales of Model T but the start is very promising.
The Diesel Gate is influencing consumers around to world and moving the focus toward low emissions or no emission vehicles. Sales of diesel cars in Europe have dropped 19% this year. Great Britain has banned the use of vehicle with combustion engines after 2040.
Volvo announced that it will convert its fleet to electric from 2019
We think the EV market has reached and gone over its tipping point and we expect a major acceleration during the year 2018 and 2019 once Tesla will be on its way to deliver its bookings of the Model 3 and all other car manufacturers will launch their EV lines.
Another revolution is under way in the charging infrastructure. With the larger battery packs we now have EVs with ranges from 238 of the Bolt to 310 of the Model 3. With the current Level 2 EV charging stations we can expect 8-10 hours for a full charge. Even with a fast charger of the current production it will take 60-90 minutes for a full charge.
EV charging manufacturers have been working on solutions that combine much more powerful chargers and energy storage. They are moving from the 50KW of power to 350-400KW. Furthermore, they are working at energy storage solutions to reduce the major impact on the electric grid with these high levels of power.
EV charging companies are working toward solutions that will allow the recharging of an electric vehicle with times comparable to the refueling of a gas car.
The major drivers behind the EV world are converting the transportation industry to zero emission with products that attract the mass market with design and performance comparable or in some cases better than the classic combustion engines.
Verdek is a leader in the EV charging infrastructure; its solutions are the best in the industry. Verdek was founded 10 years ago to promote sustainable transportation and now it continues spreading its message across North America.
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