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Tognum Subsidiary Introduces Series 4000 Biogas Engines

Posted on November 16, 2010

Tognum subsidiary MTU Onsite Energy GmbH Gas Power Systems has introduced the Series 4000 biogas engines for power generation.

The engines, which offer electrical outputs up to 2 MW, are based on a modular concept of the Series 4000 engines that cover both diesel and gas engines and are available in several versions for more than 20 different applications, the company said. MTU has adapted the engines’ control technology to meet variations in biogas.

The biogas engines went through several trials; a 12-cylinder Series 4000 biogas combined heat and power module successfully completed practical trials, surpassing about 7500 hours of operation at GF-Bio-Energie Hasetal GmbH in Löningen, Germany.

Biogas technology is starting to become more prevalent. The market introduction of biogas power generation plants based on 8-, 12-, 16- and 20-cylinder engines covering an output range from around 770 kW to 2000 kW will take place in stages from March 2011.

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