When SCHNELL began work on a biogas plant in Rodewald, Germany, they turned to Cummins Generator Technologies to supply STAMFORD generators. Having been a longstanding customer, SCHNELL knew they could rely on highly efficient, reliable STAMFORD products to deliver on this brand-new project. Read the case study here.
The power plant was commissioned by a consortium, Erneuerbare Energien GmbH & Co, featuring 10 farmers from local surrounding villages. The plant consists of four dual-fuel 265 kW generator sets running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing dependable continuous power. Agricultural matter is used to fuel the plant: 40 percent animal slurry and 60 percent fermented biomass consisting of corn, rye and grass.
This project is a great example of a CHP plant; in addition to producing electricity to sell to the public grid, energy typically wasted is captured and used to heat the SCHNELL company building and a commercial greenhouse nearby, home to a family-run horticulture business.
The generator sets reach industry-leading electrical efficiencies of 47 percent by using additional efficiency enhancements, thus providing a maximum return on investment for the customer, which is expected within eight years. The generator sets used in this power plant were assembled at SCHNELL’s headquarters in Amtzell, southern Germany, where STAMFORD HC4 generators were coupled with Scania-SCHNELL engines.
Confidence in STAMFORD products to provide great value over the lifetime of this project is clear. As a customer of Cummins Generator Technologies, SCHNELL benefits from having highly trained, knowledgeable engineers at their disposal, a dedicated account manager, and the assurance of premium after-sales support service.