Sunday, January 2, 2011

High Efficiency Biogas Cogeneration Plant for the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh to produce Electricity & Heat

Earlier this year the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) decided to build the first dry fermentation anaerobic bio-digester in the nation, which will convert yard and food waste into biogas. The renewable energy facility is designed by BIOFerm Energy Systems, a leading expert that delivers a wide array of turnkey energy solutions using biomass and organic waste as the primary feed stock.

The 370 kWh biogas CHP cogeneration system, to be supplied by 2G-CENERGY, will be located on Dempsey Trail, adjacent to the Witzel Avenue Campus Service Center at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. UWO owns and operates the biogas and cogeneration plant.

The plant is expected to produce 4183 MW of thermal energy and 3071 MW of electricity per year, to be utilized by the University Campus, with any excess power sold to the grid. The combined heat and power plant uses the 2G® optimus® 370BG, an optimized MAN® cogeneration gas engine fully integrated into the unique 2G® biogas cogeneration technology package, especially developed for biogas operations. The plant is fully containerized and will be supplied as an “all-in-one” and “connection-ready” module. Benefits over conventional gas engines include much higher efficiency, reliability, durability, extended life, and less maintenance cost.

The 2G biogas combined heat and power (CHP) plant -- the first genuine biogas cogeneration plant of this kind to be operated by UWO -- has enough capacity to power a large portion of the University Campus. An extension is planned for 2012.

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