Renewable Methane Demonstration Project

May 30th, 2022

R&D Focus Areas:
Synthetic fuels and chemicals; Industrial feedstock processes

Lead Organisation:
The University of Newcastle

Southern Green Gas Pty Ltd (SGG)


Start date:
February 2020

Completion date:
December 2022

Key contacts:
Project Leader: Laureate Professor Behdad Moghtaderi:

Funded by the Southern Green Gas Pty Ltd through funding received from an ARENA-funded project led by the APA Group

Project total cost:
AUD$730,000 (cash)

Project summary description:
This project is concerned with the design and supply of a methanation reactor (also known as Sabatier reactor) to the ARENA-funded APA Renewable Methane Demonstration Project. The specific objective was to design a small methanation plant for the Wallumbilla Demonstration Project. The plant will comprise a methanation reactor, heat exchangers (i.e. pre-heater, cooling units for heat management), gas storage, and inlet/outlet ports as well as control and instrumentation units.

Related publications and key links:
Not applicable

Higher degree studies supported:
Two postdoctoral research fellows were supported by this project.


Reviewed: November 2023