Recently, GP Biotec, an agricultural company in Wales, purchased a new MAN biogas engine for its anaerobic digestion facility. Their Combined Heat Power (CHP) installation was already equipped with a MAN engine, but due to unforeseen circumstances it needed replacing. GP Biotec requested the project to be carried out as soon as possible.
Scott Briance, Account Manager MAN Rollo UK & Ireland: “We managed to supply an engine—an E3262 LE212 biogas engine—in an extremely short lead time. The customer’s problem was solved in less than six weeks, from our first point of contact to the delivery and installation of the engine. That is our strength: our ability to react quickly to a customer’s problem and, more importantly, to resolve it accurately.”
With its CHP installation, the company processes farm waste to create renewable energy. They use the generated heat partly for the digesting process and partly to heat their own homes. In total, 80 to 90 percent of the heat is used. GP Biotec also aims to achieve a high conversion of biogas to electricity. The company delivers over 7,500 MWh per year to the national grid in the UK, which is enough to power approximately 2,250 households per year, based on the UK average electrical consumption of 3.3 MWh/yr per house .
Scott Briance: “We assisted and gave advice on how to correctly and efficiently set up the CHP installation. This included the replacement of the main control system. Essentially, we sold the E3262 LE212 engine including the commissioning. However, the customer preferred to work with local engineers for the installation. No problem! I helped him to find experienced contractors for the job.”
GP Biotec is very pleased with the choice for MAN E3262 LE212-biogas engine. It easily meets GP Biotec’s expectations. This engine is highly efficient with lower emissions. According to GP Biotec, they will save 24,000 pounds a year on processing farm waste thanks to this engine. A win-win: savings for them and green energy for the national grid!
Are you interested in the possibilities of MAN biogas engines for your company? Feel free to give Scott Briance a call or send him an e-mail.
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Specifications E3262 LE212 engine
-Output on biogas 530 kWe
-Mechanical efficiency up to 41.7%
-Designed to meet 500 NOx at 5% O2 emissions requirements*
-Lean Burn combustion
*Engine also available for 250 NOx at 5% O2 emission requirements