Natural gas is well suited to the production of electricity when used within a gas engine for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) / Cogeneration or electrical generation projects. MWM gas engines offer high efficiency and are ideally placed for the provision of natural gas fuelled decentralised power plants.
As such, when used as a fuel in an MWM gas engine, it is widely used in the:
- Industrial and Commercial sectors via Combined Heat and Power (CHP) / Cogeneration (Cogen) projects
- Community and residential via District Energy and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) / Cogeneration (Cogen) projects
- Gas powered generation used for electricity generation and peaking plants
What is Natural Gas?
Natural gas is a clean, low carbon fossil fuel and when burned, releases 50 percent fewer carbon emissions than coal, resulting in negligible emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulates compared with other fuels.
The fuel is extracted from underground deposits, mostly together with crude oil, and features a methane content of roughly 80 to 99 percent depending on the composition. Further constituents include ethane, propane, butane and ethene as well as carbon dioxide and nitrogen. Depending on the composition, the usable heat value varies from 9.5 to 10.5 kWh / Nm³; thus, is therefore ideally suited as a fuel for gas engines.
Today, it is one of the most important sources of energy. The production of electricity from natural gas is on the rise, and fossil resources are becoming increasingly valuable. The need for sustainable conservation of the environment necessitate maximum efficiency in the transformation of energy to power, heat, and cooling.