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Recent News & Developments in Biogas Engines 2013

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Clarke Energy has the monopoly in online news releases in this market for the last few months, with biogas engines supplied for sites in the UK, and Kenya, as below:

In early 2013 Clarke Energy supplied and commissioned a 3 MW biogas engine at Agri-gen’s Rendlesham anaerobic digestion plant at Bentwater Park, Ipswich. This facility digests energy crops, such as root vegetables, 

ᔥClarke Energy and Agri-gen generate renewable energy from waste [Broken Link removed]

E is supplying U.K.-based energy project developer Clarke Energy with two of its ecomagination qualified Jenbacher J420 biogas engines for a new 2.8 MW agricultural biogas power project at a large vegetable farm near 

ᔥGE, Clarke Energy supply Jenbacher engines to Africa biogas plant … [Broken Link removed]

Converting Small Scale Biogas Engines for Domestic AD Plants

However, biogas engines come in all sizes and we found a video which explains how to convert a cheap tri-fuel engine to run on biogas in the small scale, from a domestic biogas digestor. The video shows how this can be achieved for about $450 from suppliers in the US. See below:

ᔥTri-fuel Engine Conversion for biogas use, part 2 | Gas & Coal Videos

CHP and Biogas Engines

The use of biogas engines in combination with use of the steam produced, as a lower grade heat source continues to feature in the news, with Clarke Energy also active in that area, as follows:

Clarke Energy is assisting Agrivert to produce renewable energy from Oxfordshire Council’s waste. Agrivert’s new Wallingford Anaerobic digestion facility is helping to deliver a sustainable solution to both waste treatment and renewable energy production in Oxfordshire. The anaerobic digester processes food waste collected from Oxfordshire County Council and other local sources and produces biogas, a renewable fuel. The biogas is used in a combined heat and power (CHP) plant, achieving fuel efficiency in excess of 84%.

ᔥClarke Energy speeds Agrivert in producing renewable power in … [Broken Link removed]

Finally,  we have some pictures of biogas engines around the world. Here we see James Callaghan in the engine room of the Maryland Farms biogas operation near Lindsay, Ontario.

Muck to Brass – Agrivert to Renewable Power Production

Artistic view of GE Jenbacher gas engine cylinders
Image courtesy Clarke Energy

Clarke Energy is assisting Agrivert to produce renewable energy from Oxfordshire Council’s waste. Agrivert’s new Wallingford Anaerobic digestion facility is helping to deliver a sustainable solution to both waste treatment and renewable energy production in Oxfordshire. The anaerobic digester processes food waste collected from Oxfordshire County Council and other local sources and produces biogas, a renewable fuel. The biogas is used in a combined heat and power (CHP) plant, achieving fuel efficiency in excess of 84%.

The anaerobic digestion facility delivers a number of benefits including:

  • Food waste is diverted from landfill and is used to create enough renewable electricity to power 6,000 average UK homes
  • Agrivert’s digester produces biogas, a renewable fuel which is converted at high efficiency to electricity and heat using a gas engine CHP plant installed by Clarke Energy
  • Clarke Energy installs, commissions and tests the gas engine’s connection to the grid in record time.

The Wallingford Anaerobic Digestion facility is able to treat 45,000 tonnes of food waste originating in Oxfordshire each year. It utilises two GE Power & Water, high-efficiency JGMC416GS-BL Jenbacher gas engines. The biogas engines are capable of producing a combined output of 4.7MW of renewable energy in the form of 2.4MWeelectricity and 2.30MWth heat. The heat is used to keep the digesters at the correct temperatures for the plants operation, and to pasteurise the food waste, hence ensuring the fertiliser quality meets the highest standards. The electricity is in turn exported to the local electricity grid delivering renewable power to the surrounding area.

The biogas CHP plant was commissioned in December 2012 and passed G59 grid connection tests in a record time for Clarke Energy. via Clarke-Energy

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