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Con Energy is a valuable technology provider for bioenergy facilities

Con Energy is a valuable technology provider for bioenergy facilities

Many are wondering how society can best utilize waste heat and emissions from bioenergy facilities in the future. There is a need to increase energy utilization across all industries, with a particular focus on bioenergy facilities. Bioenergy facilities have excellent opportunities to harness energy from by-products that otherwise have low value for us humans.

RGflex200 can efficiently generate electrical power

At Con Energy, we have developed a hot air engine called RGflex200. RGflex200 can efficiently generate electrical power from sources from bioenergy plants. Our product boasts a few percentage points higher efficiency compared to traditional turbines used for power generation. Con Energy possesses a unique technology capable of effectively and flexibly harnessing gas from bioenergy facilities. With an efficiency rating of up to 30% from heat, we can generate electricity from the combustion of gas derived from bioenergy facilities. This high efficiency opens opportunities for bioenergy facilities to increase their revenue from the use of their raw materials.

In addition to solving a problem, our technology allows for the creation of more electricity that can be used for the operation of bioenergy facilities, and potentially, surplus electricity can be sold on the open market.

Many bioenergy facilities are connected to municipal district heating systems. While district heating systems are considered useful, providing warmth to residential and commercial buildings during colder months, the challenge lies in minimal heating requirements during the summer. In such cases, the excess warm water is often discharged into the sea, a fjord, or a river, depending on the location of the facility.

The world needs to better harness bioenergy

By shifting focus towards electricity production instead of district heating, energy utilization from bioenergy facilities can be increased throughout the year, promoting both energy efficiency and environmental friendliness. A typical large district heating system may consume as much as 100 kW solely for pumping hot water around the district heating network. Considering this substantial power, it amounts to significant energy usage over a year—up to 870 MWh, equivalent to the electricity consumption of 44 single-family homes annually.

The world needs to better harness bioenergy, whether it comes from humans, animals, or plants, and Con Energy aims to contribute by producing electricity for a world in need of green renewable energy. We have introduced a product in the RGflex series that can be customized in various sizes to meet the diverse needs of our customers. Our initial heat engine, RGflex200, has a power output of 200 kW, and more sizes will be introduced over time.