Two energy-efficient CHP units, burning residual methane, are commissioned in Germany

FuturENERGY February 2020

On 23 October 2019, two new combined heat and power (CHP) units built by the company ETW Energietechnik GmbH for municipal waste management company Rems-Murr (AWRM) entered into operation in Backnang-Neuschöntal. This renovation project involved replacing AWRM’s two old gas engines after 65,000 operating hours and more than eight years in operation. This produced a leap in efficiency, essentially thanks to the installation of larger, more powerful gas engines, as well as the more advanced gas engine technology. Fuel savings are also achieved by using the residual methane contained in the fermentation residue exhaust air…