Running On Syngas
GE gas engines to power green alternative energy projects
GE and Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.A.-based Green Waste Energy (GWE) announced they have signed a frame agreement for GE to supply an undetermined number of ecomagination qualified Jenbacher gas engines to power a series of Advanced Recycling and Energy Conversion (AREC) plants that GWE’s development subsidiary, Green Waste Energy Development (GWED), plans to build around the world.
Under terms of the agreement, GE will provide GWED with Jenbacher J620 gas engines, which will use the syngas produced at GWED’s waste-gasification facilities to generate renewable electricity. Each installed gas engine will generate nearly 2 MW of reliable on-site power, the company said. GE also will provide technical support for GWED’s installed engine fleet.
GWED has committed to use GE’s Jenbacher gas engines worldwide and the frame agreement will remain in place until December 2013 and can be renewed if both parties agree.
GWED has signed an agreement in partnership with J.M. Clarke and Sons to build a waste-to-energy power facility at Pebble Hall in Theddingworth, U.K. The facility will use up to six Jenbacher J620 gas engines and provide approximately 8 MW/hr to the electrical grid.