Clarke Energy – Biogas Powered CHP Systems
Engineer - Install - Maintain
About the Company:
Clarke Energy, a KOHLER Company, is a multi-award-winning global business specializing in the engineering, installation and maintenance of distributed power generation solutions. Clarke Energy provides distributed power plant solutions with market leading engineering, installation and maintenance support.
Their specialty is gas engine power stations and combined heat and power technology. They have expanded this offering to incorporate additional and complimentary renewable energy generation and storage technologies as hybrids or microgrids. They also offer biogas upgrading solutions for gas grid injection.
Clarke Energy’s goal is to maximize return on investment for their customers while reducing their projects risk.
About the Solution:
Clarke Energy provides distributed power plant solutions with market leading engineering, installation and maintenance support. Clarke Energy is a distributor of Jenbacher gas engines which are designed for robust operation on difficult gases such as biogas, landfill gas or sewage gas. Jenbacher biogas engines are specifically designed to operate on different types of biogas. These gas engines are linked to an alternator in order to produce electricity at high efficiency. High efficiency electricity production enables the end user to maximize the electrical output from the biogas and hence optimize the economic performance of the anaerobic digestion plant.
Solution Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators
Anaerobic Digester Associated Technology:
NOTE: There are several technology types that are used as part of an integrated manure management system that includes an anaerobic digester and are not applicable to manure management in other cases. The impact of these technologies on the critical indicators are represented as those of an entire anaerobic digester system.
- Long usable life and can be run reliably
- Creates energy and generates environmental credits
- Requires proper preparation of the feedstock
- Requires other technologies for energy utilization
- Requires other technologies for digestate handling
- Proper feeding & system monitoring is required to avoid system downtime
- Proven technology for odor control, GHG reduction and pathogen reduction
Clark Energy has recently been added to the technology catalog, Newtrient will continue to work with them to further refine the cost and performance information, publishing it and updating the 9-Point score as information becomes available and as new commercial dairy installations come online.
1. OPERATIONAL HISTORY