Sweden-based sustainable technology provider Cleanergy has received two orders for GasBox, the centrepiece of the firm’s complete combined heat and power (CHP) system from closed landfill site operators in Ulrichehamn, Sweden and Norway.
Ulricehamns Energi (UEAB) has placed an order for two GasBoxes, which will be used to generate electricity and heat from a landfill site at Övreskog in the Ulrichehamn city, havinga population of 23,000 people.
The technology will be used to convert dirty methane gas from the site into power, instead of flaring it up which is presently being done to stop it from polluting the environment.
GLT-Avfall, which is a waste management company co-owned by five municipalities in Norway, has placed the second order for five GasBoxes from Cleanergy.
The municipalities, having nearly 70,000 residents, have placed the order to make the best use of the methane gas extracted from their largest landfill site.
Cleanergy’s GasBox is the first in the industry to generate power and heat from low-grade methane. The innovative technology can thus be implemented to derive power from methane emissions at older landfill sites and waste water treatment plants.
The technology has been designed to cope with variations in the methane supplies, be it in quality or in contaminant contents.
Cleanergy chief commercial officer Alexander Vestin said: "Since we launched the GasBox last June, the response from the waste management industry has been phenomenal because, quite simply, it is the only system which can generate electricity and heat from the dirty biogas with low methane levels generated at closed landfill sites."
The GasBox has already been commercially installed in Germany, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden and the UK.
It is an autonomous and flexible stirling engine unit placed inside a modular container. The container is equipped with a real-time power management system with remote access, a fuel pipe and a heat and electricity connection to a house, factory or warehouse with optional grid functionality.
Image: Cleanergy’s GasBox has already been deployed across European countries including Germany, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden and the UK. Photo: courtesy of Cleanergy.