Graz University of Technology develops next generation of gas engines 

A highly efficient combustion concept for the new 9.5 MW Jenbacher gas engine of GE, which is mainly applied for the stationary generation of electricity and heat in block heating stations, has been developed. With the concept, an electrical efficiency of 48.7 % is achieved, which represents a global peak value. Thus, an important contribution to the reduction of CO² can be made (in case of a 10 MW engine, an efficiency increase of 1-percentage-point results in a CO² emission decreased by 750 tons/year).

The basic configuration of the combustion process was exclusively carried out by means of simulation. Measurements at the singly-cylinder research engine as well as at the complete engine prototype confirm the outstanding quality of the virtual optimisation. The concept is in the transfer to serial production.

With this development, the LEC – Large Engines Competence Centre of Graz University of Technology was awarded with the Energy Globe Styria in the category fire.

Source: Energy Globe Styria
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