Due to its methane content, BioGas is a combustible gas mixture with an energy content of 6kWh per m3. In special BioGas ICEs (internal combustion engines) BioGas produces renewable electrical power.
CHP BioGas Combustion Engines: 43% Electrical Efficiency & 20 Years of Useful Life
Advanced BioGas CHP (combined heat & power) engines produce renewable energy in the form of
- Electrical Power
- Thermal Power (heating or cooling) and
CCI applies the best CHP BioGas engines with electrical efficiencies of 43% (800kWe to 2,500 engines) to 50% (10MWe engines), almost double the output of low-cost BioGas engines.
In addition, the best BioGas engines offer a useful technical life of 180,000 hours or over 20 years.
Proprietary BioGas Cleaning Technology
These advanced BioGas engines are high-tech installations that are very sensitive to hydrogen sulfide (H2S) contamination and water content in BioGas. CCI therefore uses a highly efficient proprietary technology to remove H2S, water & other impurities from the raw BioGas.
This cleaning technology protects the valuable BioGas CHP engines while ensuring their optimal performance, longevity as well as low operating & maintenance costs.
BioGas-to-Power with CHP BioGas Engines: 72 kWhe/tFFB | 8,300 FLH per year
CCI's A+AD BioGas production and advanced cleaning technology permits the use of the most efficient BioGas engines on the market with a minimum of maintenance.
With this integrated production chain (A+AD BioGas production + proprietary BioGas filter + top BioGas engines) palm oil mills can produce an average of 72 kWhe per ton of fresh palm fruit bunch (tFFB).
The consistently high quality of BioGas generated in CCI's A+AD BioGas plants allows our BioGas engines to be operated with a minimum of maintenance, resulting in a continuous operation of up to 8,300 full load hours per year and over 20 years of top performance.
30% Lower Cost of Power Production per kWhe
The use of these integrated high tech, high-yield BioGas technologies in our projects enables us to produce electrical power at over 30% less cost per kWhe (kilowatt hour electric) than the leading competition.