World's Largest Cow Manure Biogas Project in China will use GE Jenbacher biogas engines
China is launching the largest biogas project in the world, using the Austrian Jenbacher biogas engines developed by GE for their new Liaoning Huishan Cow Farm. The facility will convert cow manure to gas to produce 38,000 MWhs per year, which will then be sold to China's state power grid. It will also provide organic fertilizer that can be used in cow pastures, as well as added to nearby soil to increase organic agricultural production. The biogas project will also reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 180,000 tons per year.
Xu Guangyi, vice president of Liaoning Huishan Cow Farm, admits this technology can solve a lot of challenges resulting from waste generated by large livestock facilities while maximizing China's commitment to economical energy. The CEO of GE Power and Water, Prady Iyyanki, explained that "our Jenbacher biogas engines allow us to provide customers with a cost-effective, high-output means of generating power by using waste material from agriculture as an alternative energy source while substantially and measurably reducing emissions." They are not wasting time, either, because commercial operation of the Huishan Cow farm will begin in September of 2010.