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Ukraine's First Biogas Cogeneration Plant Runs on GE Engine, Cow Manure

Posted on July 14, 2010

The first biogas cogeneration plant in the Ukraine, which is powered by a GE Jenbacher gas engine and 4000 cows, has been operating for nine months at the Ukrainian Milk Co. near Kiev, according to GE.

The combined heat and power plant runs on a GE JMC 312 containerized cogeneration model gas engine and is able to sustain about 1.2 million m³ of natural gas annually. The plant also converts cow manure into energy. The plant’s capability is projected to reduce about 18 000 metric tons of carbon dioxide. Once the manure is converted into biogas, it produces 625 kW of electricity and 686 kW of thermal output.

The plant’s excess power is sold to the power grid, through a license the Ukrainian Milk Co. received.

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