GE Jenbacher Reciprocating Gas Engines successfully run on a variety of fuels.
The possibility of burning a wide range of gases containing hydrogen, methane, carbon dioxide, etc., allows producing cheap electricity and heat (cold) from renewable (pyrolysis of biomass, biogas), as well as from "waste" energy resources (coke, blast furnace, ferroalloy gases, waste chemical productions).
However, the utilization of these "special" gases poses to be the complex task for the manufacturers of reciprocating gas engines for adapting the design of the engine and its control system to the specifics of burning such fuels.
Utilization of special gases (mine, coke oven, gas of fermentation of organic waste) can bring benefits not only from saving natural gas, but also due to environmental aspects.
GE Jenbacher has many years of experience in the industrial operation of engines operating on the widest spectrum of "special" hydrogen-containing gases:
- low-calorie gases with a calorific value of 420 kcal / nm³ - only 5.1% of the calorific value of natural gas;
- on pure hydrogen H2 - with extremely low detonation resistance - methane number = 0
- with a CO content of> 80% (very low flame propagation velocity and low heat of combustion, extremely toxic).