BIOGAS AND OTHER GASES 

Economical. Sustainable. Clean.

Today and in the future, our focus is on developing and implementing system solutions for producing energy from climate-neutral regenerative fuels: such as combined heat and power systems (CHP) for biogas.

The principle of a CHP system based on biogas is simple: biogas is generated during fermentation of organic material and collected. It is then used by a cogeneration system to create heat and power to be used locally or fed into the national power grid (as provided for by the Renewable Energy Act in Germany). The generated heat can be used during fermentation processes or to heat commercial buildings or residential areas.  

Our biogas powered CHP systems represent the  ideal solution for multiple applications:

  • Agricultural farms
  • Sewage and water treatment
  • Landfills

Electrical power range: 182 – 400 kWe

Minimum space. Maximum efficiency.

Features of our Series 400:

  • Continuous development and optimization for more than 35 years
  • Meeting common industrial quality standards
  • Highest overall efficiency in its power range (up to 91.9%)
  • Sophisticated compact design
  • Factory tested with comprehensive performance evaluation
  • Cylinder-selective knock control
  • 60 Hz / 200 kWe - 350 kWe

    1. Gas engine
    Advanced and proven Series 400 gas engine, optimized for biogas use. Combustion chambers ensure the highest level of efficiency in this performance category. For 60 Hz-Applications the engine is rotating with a speed of 1800 rpm instead of 1500 rpm. Therefore a gear box is not necessary.
    2. Generator
    Optimally tailored to the engine and made by renowned manufacturers, the generator ensures a high level of reliability with the best degree of efficiency.
    3. Ignition system
    Ignition systems for individual cylinders allow for the most efficient level of operation for all cylinders, even with variable CH4 content. The ignition voltage display gives customers information about the state of the spark plugs.
    4. Mixture cooler
    The two-stage mixture cooler with large surface area improves engine performance and heat utilization.
    5. Knock detection
    Cylinder-specific knock detection and regulation protects the engine from abnormal operating conditions and guarantees safe operation even with natural gas with a low methane number.
    6. Crank-case ventilation
    High quality crank-case ventilation minimizes deposits in intake tract and combustion chamber and guarantees a continuously high level of performance.
    7. MTU Module Control (MMC)
    The MTU Module Control (MMC) contains all the important functions necessary for controlling the system. All the auxiliary drives required for the CHP system can be operated from here. The integrated power circuitry minimizes the need for cabling on site.
  • 50 Hz / 190 kWe - 400 kWe

    1. Gas engine
    Advanced and proven Series 400 gas engine, optimized for biogas use. Combustion chambers ensure the highest level of efficiency in this performance category.
    2. Generator
    Optimally tailored to the engine and made by renowned manufacturers, the generator ensures a high level of reliability with the best degree of efficiency.
    3. Ignition system
    Ignition systems for individual cylinders allow for the most efficient level of operation for all cylinders, even with variable CH4 content. The ignition voltage display gives customers information about the state of the spark plugs.
    4. Mixture cooler
    The two-stage mixture cooler with large surface area improves engine performance and heat utilization.
    5. Knock detection
    Cylinder-specific knock detection and regulation protects the engine from abnormal operating conditions and guarantees safe operation even with natural gas with a low methane number.
    6. Crank-case ventilation
    High quality crank-case ventilation minimizes deposits in intake tract and combustion chamber and guarantees a continuously high level of performance.
    7. MTU Module Control (MMC)
    The MTU Module Control (MMC) contains all the important functions necessary for controlling the system. All the auxiliary drives required for the CHP system can be operated from here. The integrated power circuitry minimizes the need for cabling on site.
  • 50 Hz: 182 - 400 kWe
Genset Type Output
Electr.1 Therm.2 Exhaust3 Low Temp.
  kWe kWth kWth (°C) kWth (°C)
 
Methan content ≥ 45-65 Vol.%
 
MTU 6R400 GS 182 138 110 (180) ---
MTU 6R400 GS 192 118 97 (180) 29 (50)
MTU 6R400 GS 220 126 110 (180) 17 (40)
MTU 12V400 GS 350 267 208 (180) ---
MTU 12V400 GS 370 190 221 (180) 48 (50)
MTU 12V400 GS 400 245 222 (180) 29 (40)
  • 60 Hz: 175 - 350 kWe
  • 60 Hz USA: 175 - 350 kWe
Genset Type Output
Electr.1 Therm.2 Exhaust3 Low Temp.
  kWe kWth kWth (°C) kWth (°C)
 
Methan content ≥ 45-65 Vol.%
 
MTU 6R400 GS 175 139 94 (180) ---
MTU 6R400 GS 200 150 146 (180) 13 (50)
MTU 12V400 GS 350 239 226 (180) ---
Genset Type Output
Electr.1 Therm.2 Exhaust3 Low Temp.
  kWe kBTUhr kBTUhr (°F) kBTUhr (°F)
 
Methan content ≥ 45-65 Vol.%
 
MTU 6R400 GS 175 474 321 (356) ---
MTU 6R400 GS 200 512 509 (356) 44 (122)
MTU 12V400 GS 350 816 772 (356) ---

All data according to full load, indicated gas mixture cooler water inlet temperature and are subject to change.

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Electrical Power Range: 762 – 1,950 kWe

Great performance. Great flexibility.

Features of our Series 4000:

  • Proven mechanical components
  • Very high power density
  • Cylinder-selective knock control
  • Factory tested with comprehensive performance evaluation
  • Single cylinder heads with four-valve technology 
  • 60 Hz / 762 - 1,932 kWe

    1. Generator
    Optimally tailored to the engine and made by renowned manufacturers, the generator ensures a high level of reliability with the best degree of efficiency.
    2. Gear Box
    For 60 Hz-Applications a gear box increases the engine speed of 1500 rpm to 1800 rpm at the generator. The gear box is perfectly adjusted to the engine and the generator.
    3. Mixture cooler
    The two-stage mixture cooler with large surface area improves engine performance and heat utilization.
    4. Ignition system
    Ignition systems for individual cylinders allow for the most efficient level of operation for all cylinders, even with variable CH4 content.
    5. Biogas engine
    Advanced and proven Series 4000 biogas engine, optimized for biogas use. Combustion chambers ensure the highest level of efficiency in this performance category.
    6. Crank-case ventilation
    High quality crank-case ventilation minimizes deposits in intake tract and combustion chamber and guarantees a continuously high level of performance.
    7. Knock detection
    Cylinder-specific knock detection and regulation protects the engine from abnormal operating conditions and guarantees safe operation even with biogas with a low methane number.
  • 50 Hz / 800 - 1,950 kWe

    1. Gas engine
    Advanced and proven Series 4000 gas engine, optimized for biogas use. Combustion chambers ensure the highest level of efficiency in this performance category.
    2. Generator
    Optimally tailored to the engine and made by renowned manufacturers, the generator ensures a high level of reliability with the best degree of efficiency.
    3. Ignition system
    Ignition systems for individual cylinders allow for the most efficient level of operation for all cylinders, even with variable CH4 content.
    4. Mixture cooler
    The two-stage mixture cooler with large surface area improves engine performance and heat utilization.
    5. Knock detection
    Cylinder-specific knock detection and regulation protects the engine from abnormal operating conditions and guarantees safe operation even with natural gas with a low methane number.
    6. Crank-case ventilation
    High quality crank-case ventilation minimizes deposits in intake tract and combustion chamber and guarantees a continuously high level of performance.
  • 50 Hz: 800 - 1,950 kWe
  • 60 Hz: 762 - 1,932 kWe
Genset Type Output
Electr.1 Therm.2 Exhaust3 Low Temp.
  kWe kWth kWth (°C) kWth (°C)
 
Methan content ≥ 60 Vol.%
 
MTU 8V4000 GS 800 392 402 (120) 78 (40)
MTU 12V4000 GS 1,169 572 603 (120) 103 (40)
MTU 16V4000 GS 1,560 628 800 (120) 318 (40)
MTU 20V4000 GS 1,950 736 1,048 (120) 394 (40)
Genset Type Output
Electr.1 Therm.2 Exhaust3 Low Temp.
  kWe kWth kWth (°C) kWth (°C)
 
Methan content ≥ 60 Vol.%
 
MTU 8V4000 GS 762 428 353 (180) 68 (53)
MTU 12V4000 GS 1,152 620 519 (180) 90 (53)
MTU 16V4000 GS 1,549 648 671 (180) 330 (53)
MTU 20V4000 GS 1,932 766 857 (180) 434 (53)

All data according to full load, indicated gas mixture cooler water inlet temperature and are subject to change.

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