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Brazil Quadgeneration Plant

GE’s Jenbacher natural gas engines to enable bottling facility to boost production capacity, reduce emissions

Posted on April 15, 2013

A Coca-Cola bottling facility in Brazil will install three of GE’s Jenbacher natural gas engines to power a new 12 MW quadgeneration plant to help meet the factory’s on-site power and heating requirements.                         

Brazilian energy company Light Esco will install three ecomagination-qualified Jenbacher J624 engines at the Andina Brasil-Coca-Cola bottling facility in Jacarepaguá, outside Rio de Janeiro. GE delivered the three 4 MW engines in January 2013, and the power plant is expected to begin operating in November 2013. 

Typical cogeneration systems generate cost-effective supplies of electricity and heat, but Coca-Cola Andina’s quadgeneration plant also will produce cold water, carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen to support the bottling operations. By installing quadgeneration technology to recover food-grade CO₂, factories can reduce emissions by up to an additional 40% when compared to using separate power and heat generating equipment, the company said.

Along with the three J624 units, GE’s scope of supply includes maintenance services, emergency spare parts and a resident technician to ensure the availability of the Andina Brasil Coca-Cola combined heat and power (CHP) plant.

In addition to the Brazilian factory, GE’s ecomagination-qualified Jenbacher CHP technology has been installed at Coca-Cola bottling facilities in Romania and other European countries in support of Coca-Cola’s global sustainability initiatives.