“Using syngas as a fuel is uncommon in such plants and represents an innovative solution to the energy challenges Bulgaria and many other nations face; however, it is challenging to develop an integrated gasification design that doesn’t produce syngas containing impurities that can foul engines. The selection of technologies to work together is important; and the Karlovo plant features EQTEC Gasifier Technology, which produces cleaner syngas,” said Leon van Vurren, global sales leader, Jenbacher gas engines for GE’s Distributed Power business. “At the same time, GE has a proven technology suited to this type of application—GE’s Jenbacher gas engine, which has fuel flexibility and robustness that make it known for its performance even with non-traditional fuel gases.”This isn’t the first time EQTEC and GE have worked together. The collaboration debuted in 2008 with an IBGPP cogeneration plant in Spain at the alcohol distillery of the company MOSTOS, VINOS Y ALCOHOLES, SA (MOVIALSA) at Campo de Criptana in the La Mancha region. The plant is fueled by the gasification of residual materials from olive oil production. It uses three J620 Jenbacher engines producing a total of 5.9 MW of electricity, 5,600 Kg/h of saturated steam at 6 bar and 159 m 3/h of hot water at 90°C, which are used by the distillery. Together, these yield an overall plant efficiency of 63.8 percent.
Integrated Gasified Biomass Power Plant Will Use GE Gas Engine Technology To Help Bulgaria Achieve Greater Energy Independence
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