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M + W Group selects GE's gas engine and biosolids technology for UK waste-to-biogas project

CTBR Staff Writer Published 03 June 2016

M + W Group has selected GE's Jenbacher gas engines and Monsal advanced anaerobic digestion system for Surrey County Council’s new Eco Park waste treatment and biogas-to-energy facility in the UK.

GE's authorised distributor for Jenbencher gas engines, Clarke Energy, will be providing the two low-NOx gas engines.

The Eco Park is being constructed by Suez Recycling and Recovery U.K. in Shepperton, Surrey, England. Its anaerobic digestion plant will process 40,000 tonnes of food waste annually from households in Surrey.

With GE's Monsal anaerobic digestion system, the new plant will convert the food waste into biogas that can produce renewable electricity and heat.

The biogas will be utilized to fuel GE's two Jenbacher J416 biogas engines. These engines have been configured to generate up to 50% of common limit for NOx.

The Eco Park, which will supply energy to the national grid after powering itself, is being constructed on behalf of Surrey County Council.

It will supply baseload renewable power to the local distribution network and offer an alternative to landfill in the form of anaerobic digestion.

The Eco Park will also include a gasification facility with 55,000 tonnes of annual capacity. The gasification system, which will be installed separately, will process municipal waste into a partially renewable combustible gas for further power generation.

GE Power water and distributed power president and CEO Heiner Markhoff said: "GE is committed to helping municipal solid waste operators move towards energy neutrality, reduce their environmental footprint and meet regulations as more European countries introduce landfill bans on food waste.

"This project is a true testament to the strength of the GE Store, demonstrating how our ability to combine proven technologies across GE businesses allows us to provide one of the best possible solution for our customers."