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Rolls-Royce launches CO2-neutral MTU Biogas units on the market

ByAlain Brodin

Oct 14, 2023
Rolls-Royce launches CO2-neutral MTU Biogas units on the market

Freshness in the field of power generation comes from these robust engines designed for great work under extreme conditions, without neglecting essential efficiency and CO2 reduction. The mtu 4000 Series not only presents itself as an alternative, but as a tangible and proven solution in biogas power and heat generation.

Promoting energy autonomy

The implementation of the first plant with this technology is already underway in Thailand, specifically at starch producer Tongjit.

This installation allows the company to generate its own electricity and hot steam, thus becoming more autonomous and economically efficient, with an estimated saving of some 70 000$ per year in electricity costs.

Maximum efficiency in each cylinder

The 12-cylinder version of this series shows amazing performance, offering a peak electrical efficiency of 44.1% and an electrical output of 1,521 kWe.

This efficiency does not compromise its design, which remains compact and ensures a power density and space utilization unparalleled in the market. For those looking for more options, the lineup expands with 8-, 16- and 20-cylinder variants, available for order by 2024.

A long road without a trip to the shop

With an engine life extending to 84,000 hours before needing a TBO, they stand out as a long-lasting, low-maintenance investment, something plant operators will no doubt value in the long run. In addition, they comply with the world’s strictest emission standards, ensuring global applicability and compatibility with future environmental regulations.

Beyond savings: Contributing to change

Biogas, in addition to being a constant and reliable source of energy, enables companies to be an active part of the energy transition, offering CO2-neutral electrical, heating and cooling performance. It contributes not only to their own energy consumption, but also to the stability of the electricity grid, being a vital player in times of energy crisis and fluctuations in other renewable sources such as wind and solar energy.

Versatility in applications and sectors

They can be important in a variety of sectors and applications, from wastewater treatment to food and agriculture.

The incorporation of these innovative energy solutions marks not only progress in cleaner and more efficient energy generation, but also highlights the growing relevance of adopting technologies that support a more sustainable and environmentally conscious future.