Clarke Energy has secured the sale of two Jenbacher biogas engines to Press Cane Ltd., an ethanol distillery based in Malawi, Africa. The plant produces ethanol from fermented sugarcane molasses. This ethanol is then used to increase the renewable energy content of local petroleum fuels at a ratio of 20% ethanol to 80% petrol.
The two INNIO Jenbacher J320 gas engines are capable of delivering 1063 kW of electricity each, bringing the total generation capacity to 2126 kW. In addition, the customer will recover heat from the engines in the form of steam via boilers with approximately 2000 kW of additional renewable heat available to support the site’s heating needs.
“The utilization of biogas generated from our wastewater treatment plant will not only produce renewable power and heat for our site operations, but it will also fulfil the company’s ambitions of being the leading supplier of sustainable fuel sources to the local industry,” said Bryson Mkhomaanthu, chief operations officer at Press Cane Ltd.