Transforming waste to energy
Published: 1 January 2012 - Joe Bush
Power solutions company, shentongroup, has launched its new dual fuel waste to energy system. The Duplo system can be used as a prime power source and can also provide hot water via an optional heat exchanger and be fitted with a control system that enables excess electricity to be exported to the National Grid
Duplo runs on standard diesel, biodiesel, natural gas, biogas or a combination of any of these using dual fuel technology. These multiple fuel sources improve the generator’s resilience for continuous operation and also reduces running costs compared to single fuel solutions. The system also reduces engine wear, produces lower emissions than a normal diesel only system and can cope with variations in gas quality and pressure.
An option to provide hot water via the Hexpac heat exchanger at the same time as generating electricity, turns Duplo into a combined heat & power (CHP) system. This provides commercial or industrial premises with the option of an integrated approach to delivering both prime power and hot water.
Duplo can also be fitted with a control system that enables any excess electricity to be exported to the National Grid. This lets users take advantage of the Feed-in-Tariff (FiTs) scheme, which pays businesses to generate their own electricity from renewable or low carbon sources. The scheme guarantees a minimum payment for all electricity generated by renewable sources as well as a separate payment for any electricity exported to the grid.
Duplo is suitable for any commercial or industrial site with insufficient or no mains power. Systems are available in a range of sizes from 50kWe up to 2MWe, and more if required. Smaller Duplo systems are modular, fully integrated systems assembled into ISO containers for increased flexibility and ease of use.
All Duplo systems are supported by shentongroup’s Infinium service and maintenance programme - a renewal, maintenance and warranty service that provides for fixed cost on-site service and maintenance for the working life of the system (excluding fuel).