INNIO, through its authorized channel partner KTS Engineering, has agreed to provide a complex solution based on four Jenbacher biogas cogeneration units for a new zero-waste biogas plant of the Ukrainian agroholding I&U Group.


Image: The project is being financed through a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Clean Technology Fund. Photo: Courtesy of Zorg Biogas AG.

The biogas project is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions totaling 24,000 tonnes per annum for I&U Group, one of the largest agricultural producers in the Ukraine.

Under the present contract, INNIO will be installing its fuel-flexible Jenbacher J420 biogas engines at the Novomirgorodsky Sugar facility owned by I&U Group in the Kirovohrad region. The Jenbacher gas engines  are capable of producing power and heat using the biogas from beetroot pulp, corn silage, chicken droppings and animal dung.

The facility is expected to have a total capacity of 6MW, and the project includes equipment installation, startup and further maintenance for the new plant.

KTS Engineering shareholder Pavel Savenko “Our major focus is high-end service and maintenance, enabling biogas operators to increase the efficiency of our customers’ investments. We are proud to offer reliable, economical and sustainable power generation solutions from INNIO, near or at the point of use, to the Ukrainian agricultural industry.

“Biogas is not only a great source of renewable energy, but it also helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provides a solution to address the disposal of waste from livestock farms.”

Along with the engines, the company is expected to provide its myPlant Asset Performance Management solution at the new combined heat and power plant.

The solution enables remote monitoring and diagnostics of equipment operation allowing I&U Group to reduce downtime and costs moving from a reactive maintenance schedule to a condition-based maintenance approach.

INNIO president and CEO Carlos Lange said: “We help companies in a wide variety of industries—such as utilities, oil and gas, food and beverage, commercial buildings, data centers and agriculture—provide reliable, economical and sustainable power to their customers.

“With the support of KTS Engineering, INNIO has succeeded in meeting customer needs in the Ukraine by supplying 40 biogas and landfill gas containerized Jenbacher gas engines in the last three years alone.”

The biogas project is financed through a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Clean Technology Fund.

Ukraine has initiated National Renewable Energy Action Plan, which focus on diversifying the energy mix and strengthening production of renewables by 2020 and through 2030. Projects based on biogas are expected to help the country’s in achieving the goals.