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Jenbacher Biogas Engines To Be Used In Hungary Plant

Posted on September 16, 2011

Three GE Jenbacher J416 biogas engines will power a large poultry processing plant in the city of Szarvas, Hungary. The combined cooling, heat and power plant generates 4.2 MW of electricity and an equal amount of thermal energy to support the plant’s onsite operations as well as the local grid. Szarvas is located 170 km southeast of Budapest.

The new plant was built by German company r.e Bioenergie GmbH, a subsidiary of BayWa r.e GmbH. The energy developer is running the plant in close cooperation with the poultry processing plant operator Gallicoop Pulykafeldolgozó Zrt. Gallicoop provides a large amount of the raw biomass that is converted into the biogas that powers the Jenbacher engines. The biogas is created through the anaerobic digestion of an annual total of 20 400 tonnes of turkey and cow manure, 28 100 tonnes of pig slurry, 43 100 tonnes of mixed waste (slaughterhouse waste, whey and wastewater sludge) and 16 300 tons of sweet sorghum.

The anaerobic digestion facility is located about 4 km east of the poultry processing plant. To optimize the efficiency of the thermal energy, a special pipeline delivers the biogas from the digester facility to the Jenbacher engines at the processing plant, GE said. The CCHP system’s thermal power is then used to supply on-site heating and cooling. Any excess electricity is fed into the local grid.

GE said it has seen an increased demand for its fuel-flexible gas engines to help customers throughout Europe generate their own on-site power and heat to meet their environmental and energy efficiency goals.

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