Base Structures - a specialist in tensile fabric structures - has launched a range of biogas storage spheres.
Base Structures' traditional portfolio of products includes tensioned fabric structures at locations such as the Lords Cricket Ground, Eden Project, Gatwick Airport and London's Portobello Market.
The company claims it has now taken its experience in designing and building these structures, and used it to enter the biogeneration market with its new, heavily prototyped biogas storage spheres.
With a capacity ranging from 5 metres cubed to 5000 metres cubed, the biogas domes, are designed to hold methane gas produced from the anaerobic digestive process of organic waste and sludge.
Manufactured in the UK, the company claims that the spheres are built to high quality specification with triple membrane construction, factory sealed finish, structural quality fabrics warranted in excess of 15 years and all engineered to British Standard (BS) for year round use across the globe.
One of the main benefits membrane storage offers to the bioenergy market is low installation and running costs.
Jon Morris, Head of Production, commented "Sustainable issues have always been important to Base - and we operate environmental policies throughout the business. This is an important step for us to be able to put our skills, knowledge and experience where it can really make a difference to sustainability."
"We're very excited about our new biogas storage product and look forward to supporting the industry, through both partnership and supply."