New biogas CHP unit launched by ENER-G
ENER-G UK, Simons Green Energy’s Cogeneration supplier, has launched a new sub-200 kWth combined heat and power (CHP) unit which the company says makes small scale anaerobic digestion projects viable for a wider customer base, particularly smaller farms and dairies, as well as industrial processors. These units are available in Australia as Simons Green Energy are exclusive distributors of these CHP units.
Reducing the cooling level of exhaust gases can achieve a heat output that falls below the threshold for highest rate payments under the UK’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) programme. This higher rate provides an extra 1.6p/kWth compared to the next tariff band for sub-600 kWth sites.
‘Our UK design team have packed a mighty heat punch of 40.7% efficiency into the new E200, without compromising on high electrical efficiency of 37.6%,’ said ENER-G‘s Laurence Stephenson. He added: ‘It will accelerate the payback on investment – making anaerobic digestion feasible for smaller farms and other sites. This could provide a valuable lifeline for dairies, which are under huge financial pressure from falling milk prices.