MWM offers durable and reliable solutions for the use of biogas. This gas, a by-product of many agricultural, food processing and industrial processes, is used today as a fuel for power generators with gas engines.
Advantages of using own biogas in agricultural power plants (cogeneration systems):
Reduction of carbon emissions through the decomposition of naturally occurring methane
Reclamation of valuable land space normally utilized for purifying organic wastewater
Elimination of odor and infestation problems that accompany the decomposition of organic material
Energy from biomass can make a tremendous contribution towards sustainable power supply. Currently biogas offers the highest user benefits and the best use of the energy potential of biomass.
Biogas is produced from the anaerobic fermentation of organic material in the fermenter of a biogas system. Biogas, consisting primarily of methane and carbon dioxide, is created during the anaerobic decomposition of organic waste materials. This gas has a methane CH4 content from 45 to 70 percent. During its combustion, it only releases as much CO2 as the plants absorbed during their growth. Cogeneration power plants that produce electricity from biogas prevent emissions that would otherwise be released by fossil fuels.
Instead of allowing uncontrolled decomposition of these wastes and the release of gases into the atmosphere, they are contained in an oxygen-deprived environment such as a covered lagoon or aboveground steel tank. From there, methane is extracted and burned to generate electricity or heat.
Because of the impurities and inconsistencies in biogas, pretreatment is generally required. However, using a gas engine specifically designed to operate on biogas can reduce the amount of investment in pretreatment.
Iltekno offers gas engines specially matched to biogas, complete systems as well as containers for combined heat and power (specially designed power generation plants). These systems achieve the highest levels of efficiency in the various power segments. For installation of the generator in remote areas, the generated energy can also be used exclusively by the system.