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New biogas generator on market
New biogas generator on market

Diesel Electric Services has entered the biogas market with its first biogas-fuelled generator. The company expects the biogas market to grow in the wake of the search for alternative energy sources. In this case the source of the energy is waste material from a chicken abattoir. The gas generated from the digestion of this material has sufficient quantities of methane to generate power. The unit can export 150 kW of electrical power. The prime mover is a six-cylinder, spark-ignited reciprocating piston engine with turbocharging and intercooling. To gain as much use from the biogas as possible, 230 kW of heat is recovered from the engine jacket, oil cooler and exhaust gas. The generator will operate on a continuous, everyday basis, parallel to mains and offset the load from the rest of the plant. In the event of a power failure, the generator will supply power to the auxiliary systems of the biogas plant to ensure there is no loss in biogas production.