Biogas CHP plant cuts power use by half, operators say

By Tildy Bayar, Cogeneration & On-site Power Production.

The operators of a biogas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant in the UK say they have achieved a 50% reduction in its power consumption.

The plant, located in Suffolk, is jointly operated by AgriGen Ltd and Siemens, and supplies around 5000 households with power and heat. It has been fitted with Siemens automation technology including a controller, distributed I/O and visualisation software.