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Combined heat and power plant solutions

Cogeneration or Combined Heat and Power (CHP) solutions are highly efficient due to the simultaneous production of electricity, heat, and/or cooling from a single energy source, typically natural gas. This makes it an excellent, smart solution for different industries, manufacturing, infrastructure, greenhouses, and district heating. Cogeneration helps to reduce your fuel input by approximately 30% compared to the separate generation of electricity and thermal energy. We’ll find a solution for you, no matter the scale of your business.

  • Higher efficiency, saving costs
  • Reduced amount of CO2 emissions
  • Fuel flexibility
  • Customized solution
  • Simultaneous production of electricity, head and cold

Energy solutions for a greener future

FILTER is INNIO Jenbacher gas engines authorized distributor and service partner. With a wealth of experience, Jenbacher is among the global technology leaders when it comes to engine-based power generation and waste heat recovery solutions.

We provide flexible and innovative Jenbacher CHP (cogeneration) and CCHP (trigeneration) power plant solutions up to 10MWe power output and applications that run on a variety of energy sources.

Make a sustainable investment: While many CHP systems run on pipeline gas, Jenbacher products can harness a wide variety of renewable and special customer generated gases:

  • coalmine gas,
  • natural gas,
  • biogas,
  • sewage gas,
  • landfill gas,
  • associated petroleum gas (flare gas),
  • propane (HD-5),
  • hydrogen up to 100%.

Building energy systems at or near the point of use helps alleviate supply and distribution losses while providing a high degree of supply security and grid independency. In addition to providing power for your local site, CHP also can be used to export generated electricity to the public grid, opening up additional value streams for you while supporting the local grid as needed. Similarly, you can use the generated thermal energy to satisfy your onsite thermal loads by creating hot water, hot air, steam or process heat. Thermal energy also can be stored for later or used for trigeneration to meet your air conditioning or refrigeration demands.

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Our expertise

  • Gas engine based generating set

    CHP Gas engine based generating set

    INNIO Jenbacher generating sets are represented in the range of 300 kWe to 10MWe. Reliable and cost-effective power supply at site, anytime – in parallel with the grid or off.

  • Cogeneration (CHP) systems

    Cogeneration or Combined Heat and Power (CHP) solutions

    Cogeneration or combined heat and power (CHP) systems simultaneously produce electricity and heat energy in the form of hot water or steam. This combined approach significantly improves energy efficiency, often exceeding 90%, compared to traditional power generation.

    A CHP plant consists of the power generation unit with an engine and a generator along with heat exchangers to take advantage of the heat resulting from the combustion process. The energy systems use all related heat sources such as the engine cooling water, lubricating oil, the air/fuel gas mixture and the exhaust gas. Water temperature levels of 100°C and more can be achieved, making Jenbacher CHP and CCHP solutions highly flexible.

    Benefits of CHP

    • With up to 95% total efficiency, CHP solutions can reduce your energy consumption and CO2 emissions by more than 30% compared to the separate generation of an equivalent amount of power and heat.
    • CHP combined with heat storage allows you to operate your asset flexibly and optimize energy cost savings.
    • During natural or manmade disasters, CHP systems can support your critical facility operations or stem potential losses sustained by your facility when the local or regional electric grid fails.
    • Open up the opportunity of CO2-free operation: Today’s Jenbacher engines with our Ready for H2 option can use up to 20% (vol) of H2 blended into the gas pipeline.
  • Trigeneration (CCHP) systems

    Trigeneration (CCHP) systems

    When equipped with absorption refrigeration system, the CHP will form a so called combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) system. CCHP provides an efficient electricity, head and cooling supply for processes, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Absorption chillers provide an economic and environmental alternative to conventional refrigeration with compression chillers.

    Benefits of trigeneration

    • Absorption-based systems for air conditioning are much more efficient and economical in producing low NOx emissions, compared to conventional refrigeration technology.
    • By operating with heat, trigeneration uses relatively inexpensive “excess energy”.
      Produced electricity can be fed into the public grid or used to cover electricity requirements of the plant.
    • During cold seasons, heat can be used to cover heating requirements.
      Simple, high-quality construction, with no moving parts, enables low maintenance expenses and long intervals between overhauls.
      Operation is noiseless.
    • Dual fuel capability is available.
    • Operating and life-cycle costs are lower.
    • Using water as a refrigerant eliminates use of ozone-damaging substances.
  • Greenhouse applications

    Greenhouse applications

    INNIO Jenbacher is offering unique solutions for greenhouse complexes by providing, additionally to electricity and heat, a carbon dioxide (CO2) for plant fertilization.The standardised greenhouse CHP technology is based on INNIO Jenbacher gas engines, supplemented by a catalyst, heat exchanger and other auxiliary equipment. The whole set of equipment is a single complete solution. The energy produced by gas engine cogeneration systems includes electricity, heat, and CO2 from the engine’s exhaust gases.

  • Containerized plants

    Containerized plants

    Jenbacher Type 2, 3, 4, and 6 engines are available as containerized solutions. These turn-key units consist of a weatherproof enclosure and all mechanical and electrical auxiliary components required to operate the engine. They offer the following customer benefits:

    • Quick and easy site installation due to pre-installed package.
    • Less space consumed on-site due to a compact footprint.
    • Optimal Genset performance due to all components being perfectly matched to the specific site requirements by Filter Engineering experts.
  • Solutions that run with alternative fuels

    Non-natural gas sector, with other associated gases, such as bio-, sewage-, landfillg gas emitted during different industrial processes, as well as pure hydrogen gas can be used in INNIO Jenbacher gas engines.

    Landfill gas

    Using your waste gas as an energy source
    Landfill gas is created during the decomposition of organic substances in Municipal Solid Waste (MSW). Municipal waste contains about 150 to 250 kg of organic carbon per ton. These substances are biologically degradable and are converted by microorganisms into landfill gas. Stable, anaerobic methane fermentation begins one to two years after the waste is deposited in the landfill.

    Following a simple rule of thumb, 1 million tons of deposited municipal solid waste will produce landfill gas over a twenty-year period—an amount sufficient to fuel a gas engine capacity of 1 MW.

    Jenbacher landfill gas engines are specially designed to run at full load with high efficiency, despite a low heating value and fluctuations of gas quality and pressure. High quality engine parts resist impurities that usually appear in this type of fuel.

    Landfill gas

    Biogas

    A green waste-to-energy/waste-to-power application that decreases your business’ carbon footprint
    These days everyone is talking about sustainable energy, but actions speak louder than words. Using biogas from the fermentation of organic waste, Jenbacher engines can create heat and power as a reliable energy source to power your business today, tomorrow, and in the future.

    Jenbacher biogas generator sets are widely used by farmers and industrial users across the globe. Onsite biogas power plants can be used by businesses to supply their own electricity and heat needs, or biogas gensets can produce electricity for future off-take to the grid.

    Biogas power generators can be installed inside buildings or also can be supplied as ready-to-use biogas power plant solutions in a container.

    Jenbacher biogas solution

    Sewage gas

    Turning wastewater into green energy
    Jenbacher gas engines provide the solution to the rising energy costs that wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) operators have had to pay to meet their discharge permit requirements. Our gas engines efficiently and reliably convert sewage gas into electricity in plants that use anaerobic digestion for biosolids treatment.

    The process covers up to 80% of a plant’s electricity needs and makes it unnecessary to burn fossil fuels for heating. The gas produced in anaerobic digesters from municipal WWTPs generally contains 55 to 65% methane and typically has a low heating value of 500 to 600 BTU/SCF.

    On average, about one megawatt of electricity can be generated from biosolids for every 25-30 MGD of treated wastewater. Several active installations fueled by sewage gas show the generation potential of the INNIO solution.

    Jenbacher sewage gas solution

Smart energy solution - efficient, reliable, investment to sustainable future

We filter out the product or solution that your industrial company needs. We can help you to upgrade your process, build a new solution, or provide maintenance service. Contact us for consultancy!

  • illustration Energy efficiency

    CHP systems simultaneously produce electricity and heat energy in the form of hot water, steam and cold. This combined approach significantly improves energy efficiency, often exceeding 90%, compared to traditional power generation.

  • illustration Reliable power supply

    CHP systems can provide a reliable and uninterrupted power supply, reducing the risk of downtime due to grid failures.

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    CHP solutions are long-lasting and reliable, offering a strong return on investment over their operational lifespan.

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    By generating their electricity on-site, businesses reduce their dependence on external energy suppliers.

  • illustration Future-proof fuel flexibility

    The new and improved Jenbacher engines offer customers proven robustness and reliability while delivering the highest efficiency ever. In addition to delivering efficiency as high as 43.3% when operating on pipeline gas, the our engines is optimized for reduced total hydrocarbon (THC) emissions, future-proofed fuel flexibility, and enhanced serviceability. Moreover, the latest engine models is offered with a “Ready for H2” option and retrofittable for most of the installed engine types.

Our solutions provide peace of mind for any industry

No matter the industry, combined heat and power plant solutions help enhance efficiency.

  • Agriculture & Food processing

    Using biogas from the fermentation of organic waste in agriculture, food and beverage production, and other industries, you can efficiently create heat and power as a reliable alternative energy source to power your business

    • Yield highly efficient, onsite combined heat and power generation.
    • Harness organic waste as an alternative energy source.
    • Use remaining substrate as nutrient-rich fertilizer.
    • Potentially reduce greenhouse gas emission.
    • Avoid the need to dispose of biowaste.
  • Wastewater treatment

    Water treatment processes in waste water treatment plants (WWTP) include energy-intense operations, such as aeration and pumping. In plants that employ anaerobic digestion for biosolids treatment the sewage gas that is produced can be used to produce electricity. Using modern gas engines, this renewable energy source can efficiently and reliably be converted into electricity. This can cover up to 80% (100%) of a plant’s electricity needs and eliminate the need to use fossil fuels to heat the plant.

    Gas produced in anaerobic digesters from municipal WWTPs generally contains 55% to 65% methane and has a typical heating value of 6 kWh/Nm3. As a general rule, approximately 1 MW of electricity can be generated from the biosolids of waste water treated from approximately 500,000 population equivalents.

    Jenbacher gas engines high electrical efficiencies provide renewable energy solutions and are robustly designed to handle the variable nature of sewage gas. Our extensive portfolio of engine sizes and outputs allow project designers and operators to properly match fuel availability with the engine ensuring maximum energy production, long-term reliability and the highest possible budget savings.

  • Greenhouses

    Jenbacher technology is fueling life itself, in greenhouses growing food and other plants. The benefits of cogeneration for greenhouses go well beyond heating and lighting.

    A global increase in both food demand and environmental awareness has led to a rapid rise in the greenhouse horticulture industry. That is because greenhouses today have the ability to simultaneously increase the viability of their crops and effectively control carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Jenbacher technology can provide you with heat, electricity and CO2 fertilization, increasing your greenhouse’s total efficiency, profitability and plant production.

    Jenbacher combined heat and power (CHP) systems not only provide electricity for on-site or public grid use, but also heat and CO2 to fertilize plants and meet the requirements of an efficient greenhouse. By increasing the intensity of the artificial lighting that is found in some greenhouses, plants absorb even more CO2. Plant growth and the subsequent harvest yield can be significantly increased by enriching the greenhouse environment with CO2, keeping the temperature constant, and providing sufficient lighting.

    The energy created by gas engine cogeneration systems in greenhouses can be used in various ways. The electricity can provide the power for artificial lighting and/or be fed into the public grid. And while the heat can efficiently meet the greenhouse’s requirements, the CO2
    from the engine exhaust gas can help fertilize the plants. That is because the exhaust from gas engines burning natural gas contains approximately 0.2kg of CO2 per kWh of energy input.

  • Data centres

    You can bring down emissions significantly by replacing the conventional electric-driven cooling compressors now used in data centers with combined onsite power generation. Our technology uses the generated waste heat with individual solutions based on absorption chillers, heat pumps and other waste heat recovery solutions. When fueled with highly reliable pipeline gas, Jenbacher CCHP systems can cut your data center’s CO2 footprint by up to 50%—depending on the energy mix—while saving more than 20% of the primary energy used.

    In a Jenbacher trigeneration plant, the engine continuously provides electrical power, efficiently and reliably. The waste heat it generates can be used in an absorption chiller to produce continuous, energy-efficient cooling. Because they have no moving parts, absorption chillers are very reliable and represent the technology of choice for continuous operation.

  • Commercial & industrial buildings

    CHP generation saves approximately 40% of fuel compared to separate generation, and building CHP systems where or near they are used avoids significant supply and distribution losses. Jenbacher industrial gas engines can generate CHP efficiencies up to 90%. Now that’s intelligent.

    The basic structure of a Jenbacher cogeneration system, installed inside the building, usually includes an engine/generator unit and heat exchangers that use waste heat. A wide range of heat sources—from engine cooling water and oil to an air/fuel gas mixture and exhaust gas—can be configured for each individual customer application. Jenbacher solutions deliver flexible power generation and a high degree of reliability and availability to meet energy needs of our industrial and commercial customers.

    Jenbacher CHP modules can be also packaged into containers. As an option, we can supply Jenbacher ready-to-use containerized gas gensets. Jenbacher gas power plants in containers allow our commercial and industrial customers to start using the benefits of onsite power generation quickly.

     

  • Independent power producers & utilities

    Electricity is a fundamental necessity for all independent power producers, utility companies, manufacturers, municipalities, and industrial operations like chemical and textile producers. To meet this need, Jenbacher is redefining the limits of power and performance with a broad distributed power portfolio of packages for power generation.

     

  • Automotive industry

    In the automotive industry, reliability, simple operation, high efficiency levels and low emissions are all critical aspects of energy conversion, not just for the end products that convert fuel to mobility, but also the supply chain that manufactures those products.

    Combined Heat and Power (CHP), or cogeneration, dependably generates onsite electric power while capturing thermal energy from the combustion of renewable and fossil fuels and applies it towards thermal processes like heating and chilling. This makes CHP applications in the automotive industry a much more efficient process than dual-source heat and power generation, where most of the thermal energy produced is simply lost through the stacks of large power plants. Further, some electrical energy is lost through the transmission and distribution of that energy across long distances. For these reasons, globally, nearly two-thirds of all the fuel used in power generation is wasted. Fuel efficiency means energy cost savings.

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Our references

CHP reference

FILTER group companies has constructed 58 gas engine cogeneration plants with the total power output over 210 MW, 4 biofuel run cogeneration plants based on the fluidized bed boiler and steam turbine, 3 biofuel run cogeneration plants based on ORC-technology, and a 30MW gas turbine based cogeneration plant. Find out more about some CHP projects in the references section.

CHP reference

Investing in a greener future

All the latest INNIO’s Jenbacher engine models are with a “Ready for H2” option and retrofittable for most of the installed engine types. With Jenbacher H2 engines, you can run your plant on conventional pipeline gas and flexibly start mixing in H2, and seamlessly switch to CO 2-free operation when hydrogen becomes more readily available.

We're here to support you every step of the way, whether it's auditing, building a system, or offering 24/7 response to failures if needed
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    System Audit

    Audits are tailored to your process or application and your budget. We analyze whether your systems are properly sized, configured, and tailored to your processes.

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    Process Engineering

    A well-designed system meets your industry's needs. Our engineers will formulate a plan to enhance efficiency and reliability. Our focus is on delivering quality products that ensure longevity and savings over time.

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    Project Management and Realization

    Our experienced team will arrange everything necessary to deliver the agreed solution on time. This includes construction, equipment transport, on-site installation, and commissioning.

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    Maintenance

    Regular maintenance prevents future problems and allows you to quickly resolve any issues that arise. Our 24/7 breakdown response ensures your business runs uninterrupted.

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