Géotexia Biogas Plant France

Agricultural Biogas Plants

Géotexia Biogas Plant, France

Biogas: a highly efficient and profitable alternative for power generation

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 (gensets or generators).

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

The procurement costs can lead to considerable long-term savings and enable companies to pursue ecological responsibility goals.

Biogas from renewable energy sources and biogas plants

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.

Our gas engines (generator sets) are engineered to handle fuel with variations in methane content typical of biogas operations.

MWM gas engines are specially designed for the combustion of biogas:

  • A crankcase ventilation pump to eject potentially acidic blow-by gases
  • Specially designed aftercooler cores, cylinder heads, main bearings and connecting rod bearings that are hardened against corrosive elements
  • Differentiated cooling systems to operate at elevated jacket water temperatures to prevent condensation of contaminants

MWM offers gas engines specially matched to biogas, complete systems as well as containers for combined heat and power. These systems achieve the highest levels of efficiency in the various power segments. What's more, MWM also provides the required system components for gas treatment and purification. For installation of the generator in remote areas, the generated energy can also be used exclusively by the system.

Selected references

Anderlingen-Ohrel, Germany

A container-hosted TCG 2016 V08 C generates 3,200 MWh of power and 2,552 MWh of heat a year, which are used for the biogas plant.

BIOgasfarm GmbH Projekt Löberitz, Germany

The biogas plant has an electrical output of 600 kW and is operated using farm slurry, farmyard manure and plant-derived biomass material in the form of maize silage.

Bioenergie Fargau GmbH & Co. KG, Fargau/Plön, Germany

The plant achieves power production of 3.7 million kWh and a thermal output of 3 million kWh per year. The utilization of thermal energy is practically 100%.

Bioenergie Hack Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, Wentorf

The biogas plant runs on a 50/50 mix of cattle manure from the farm's dairy cows and corn grown on the fields. In addition to the TCG 3016, a smaller MWM genset with an output of 400 kWel is installed.

Biogas Park Altmark, Danpower Energy Service GmbH, Potsdam, Germany

Per year and plant, some 10,000 t of energy crops are used in the Biogas Park Altmark. These are supplied by farms from the region.

Biogas Plant Géotexia, France

The biogas plant in the Bretagne, France uses pork manure and industrial fats to produce around 700m³ of biogas per hour. The biogas is used in 2 containerized TCG 2016 V16 C.

CHP Plant, Kletkamp Farm, Germany

Nawaro Kletkamp GmbH & Co. KG uses a biogas CHP plant. Every day, about 20 tons of corn silage are used as input substance.

CornTec Biogas-Langenau GmbH & Co. KG, CornTec Biogas-Seligweiler GmbH & Co. KG

BG Biogas Service GmbH operates a biogas plant in the Alb-Danube region in both Langenau and Seligweiler, each with a cogeneration power plant and a satellite cogeneration power plant.

Der Grashof nurcery

The plant has a thermal output of 3.5 million kWh per year, so it covers more than 40 % of our heating needs. The MWM TCG 2016 V12 C gas engine is unbeatable when it comes to system and operating efficiency.

Nooren Bioenergie Verwaltungs GmbH, Saxony-Anhalt

By replacing the engines of its biogas plant locations with eight containerized MWM cogeneration power plants and MWM TCG 3016 gas engines, the agricultural company Gebrüder Nooren GbR has doubled the installed electrical output of the existing plants.

Gas engines & products

Cogeneration Power Plant Solutions

Eco-friendly MWM cogeneration power plants with combined heat and power enable decentralized, economical and energy-efficient power production.

Container Cogeneration Plant

Container Cogeneration Plant, the mobile power plant of MWM. Complete turnkey systems for special applications. Quality "made in Germany". Optimized for reliable, smooth operation and fast service.

Gas Engines / Gensets

400 - 10,300 kWel

Output range from 400 kWel to 10,300 kWel. Run with natural gas, biogas, shale gas, mine gas and other gases.

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