LIPICO is responsible for the engineering and supply of a new edible oil processing plant for Sena Kalyan Edible Oil Industries from Gazipur, Bangladesh. One of the key elements of the plant is the Hydrogenation of the oil. In this process, hydrogen molecules are added in the presence of a catalyst to produce fats with semi-solid consistency. This process prevents oxidation and stabilizes the oil.
As the hydrogen supply in Bangladesh is limited and distances to sources are large, HyGear’s on-site Hy.GEN technology provided great advantages over traditional supply options. In this specific case, where hydrogen is applied in a batch process, Hy.GEN offers the additional benefit of a high degree of modulation, which means the systems can be idled in case of low demand.
The systems that are supplied are tailored to an output of 100 Nm3 of hydrogen per hour. The Hy.GEN systems are based on Steam Methane Reforming technology where it converts natural gas and water into hydrogen.
“This is an important development for our entity, HyGear Asia in Singapore as well as putting the next foot forward into the food industry. We are elated about this progress,” comments Joanna Kwan, HyGear Asia’s Business Development Manager. “HyGear Asia is constantly working towards the further expansion of our presence in the Asian region. We aim to deploy more systems into the field where they will greatly help the end-users realise their target of cost efficiency and environmental impact reduction.”
Providing an alternative solution for end-users of industrial hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen gases, HyGear developed cutting-edge technologies of on-site gas generation. With the combination of these systems and conventional gas distribution methods, we offer the most cost-effective and reliable supply method with a guarantee of 100% up-time.
Our technical services and customer support is guaranteed by many of our partners worldwide. And to be able to serve our customers more effectively, we have offices in Europe and Asia.
Through our vision to empower the oils & fats industries with exceptional customer-centric solutions, LIPICO has evolved to be the leading engineering company in Asia since our incorporation in 1996.
Our services include design, supply and commissioning of a full range of processing plants for the oils & fats industries; from process design, consultancy, supply, commissioning and training for new plants; to post delivery services for replacement parts, process trouble shooting, plant expansion, etc.
With our headquarters based in Singapore, we are strategically located near the major oils & fats producing countries in Asia to keep in tune with the development of the industries. Our primary engineering design and technical development is centralised in the head office and is complemented by our localized engineering and service centres in India, China and Malaysia. Additionally, through an international network of sales offices and agents in other countries, we provide swift and timely support for our customers wherever they are.
To learn more about LIPICO, visit www.lipico.com or contact +65 6316 7800.15/01/2018