FROM FOOD FARMER TO ENERGY FARMER: A COMBINED HEAT AND POWER PLANT TURNS FOOD WASTE INTO ENERGY

That's how a circular economy works: The Energor company collects food waste and uses it to make biogas that fuels twin mtu Combined Heat and Power modules.

THE NEW BIOGAS SYSTEMS mtu SERIES 4000

All of our generator sets combine the highest performance with the lowest emissions in the 760 kWe - 2,540 kWe power range.

BIOGAS - A HIDDEN CHAMPION AMONG FUELS

Learn more about the reliable and flexible option for energy security.

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THE NEW BIOGAS SYSTEMS mtu SERIES 4000

Biogas is an effective, efficient fuel option for a sustainable future. Agricultural farms, sewage and wastewater treatment plants, as well as landfills are already benefiting from its use and potential as a revenue stream. All of our generator sets combine the highest performance with the lowest emissions in the 760 kWe - 2,540 kWe power range.

From biomass to megawatts — generating a sustainable source of income with    agricultural waste             

The energy transition is already beginning around the globe and across all markets. It brings with it many challenges, but also numerous opportunities for positive change. One very promising fuel for generating clean, economical and sustainable electricity and heat is biogas. Simple to produce through the fermentation of organic matter, it is truly a reliable fuel for the future.

Biogas has three major advantages: It can be stored, it is very economical to produce, and it is very eco-friendly. Our new generation of mtu gas gensets allows for cost-saving, sustainable and efficient operation using biogas. Continuously updated and further developed for over 25 years, the mtu Series 4000 optimizes the use of biogas both for primary power supply and to balance energy peaks. And best of all: It also creates the potential for a new revenue stream through waste-to-energy applications.

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Storable fuel solution

Biogas can be produced and stored regardless of weather conditions, making it ideal for providing base load energy.

Clean operations

Biogas is a 100% renewable, reliable, and predictable fuel that comes from local sources. It requires no transportation, which results in yet additional emissions reduction.

Flexible

Biogas plants offer an important contribution to flexibly closing gaps in a wind and solar energy system and a solution for balancing energy peaks.

Sustainability

The generation of electricity and heat by biogas is CO2 neutral. When biomass is used as an energy source for biogas CHPs, CO2 is first captured from the atmosphere by the plants before it is then emitted again via combustion. Using landfill and sewage gas as an energy source for biogas CHPs avoids greenhouse gas emissions that would otherwise be released uncontrolled into the atmosphere.

Multiple applications

The Series 4000 biogas gensets are ideal for a variety of applications.

Livestock Operations


With mtu biogas combined heat and power (CHP) systems, confined livestock operations can put organic material to efficient use. Our proven CHP systems provide renewable energy with lower emissions and reduced lifecycle costs.

Sewage / Waste water treatment plants

The use of combined heat and power plants in wastewater treatment is an economical and environmentally friendly solution for generating electricity and heat from sewage gas. Like landfill gas, sewage gas is an extremely productive fuel that is free and readily available.

Farming and Agriculture


Yet another source of renewable energy – sugar industry waste – can also be used to produce biogas. As a substitute for fossil fuels, biogas can generate electricity and heat, thereby offering a double benefit for plant owners.

Waste-to-energy operators


Landfill gas is a mix of methane and carbon dioxide. Instead of being emitted into the atmosphere as a harmful greenhouse gas for the environment,   it can be collected directly at the landfill and used to produce renewable energy.

Ecosystem

We support the entire ecosystem in biogas power generation. Click on a topic to learn more about our biogas solutions.

Storable fuel solution

Biogas is available 24/7 all year round as fuel and can be called up as needed. Biogas gensets can contribute to continuous power generation or meet additional demand at peak energy times.

mtu Series 4000 biogas gensets

mtu Series 4000, our latest generation of biogas gensets, looks back on a 25-year track record of success. Combining the highest reliability and efficiency with excellent energy density, they deliver all the power you need for your operations.

Grid balancing

mtu microgrid systems can be configured using a variety of distributed energy resources, including biogas gensets. Efficiently managed by our EnergetIQ control system, they can be optimized for a number of applications such as Grid balancing.

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Storable fuel solution

Biogas is available 24/7 all year round as fuel and can be called up as needed. Biogas gensets can contribute to continuous power generation or meet additional demand at peak energy times.

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mtu Series 4000 biogas gensets

mtu Series 4000, our latest generation of biogas gensets, looks back on a 25-year track record of success. Combining the highest reliability and efficiency with excellent energy density, they deliver all the power you need for your operations.

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Grid balancing

mtu microgrid systems can be configured using a variety of distributed energy resources, including biogas gensets. Efficiently managed by our EnergetIQ control system, they can be optimized for a number of applications such as Grid balancing.

Our solution for your biogas challenges:
mtu Series 4000 L64FB biogas system

The modular design of mtu Series 4000 biogas systems and the individual scope of supply enable us to offer customized solutions ranging from single gensets to combined heat and power plants and microgrids.

Best-in-class power density

Our engines are small in design, making them more flexible to install than many comparable products on the market. Covering a wide power range, they are a perfect fit for the needs of modern power plants.

Wide power range

In the power range from 760 to 2,540 at 50Hz and 762 to 2,522 kWe at 60 Hz, the mtu Series 4000 ensures the highest power yield from the limited and valuable biogas source – maximizing your power output and profit.

Optimized life cycle costs

During the 84,000 hours of operation between overhauls, we help you reduce costs through optimized processes, maintenance and technologies.

Best-in-class low load operation

Another standout: Our engines offer the widest range of continuous allowed low load operation on the market.

Strictest emission standards

In combination with the mtu EGAT system, they fulfill even the strictest emission standards.

One-stop shop

From gensets to entire microgrid solutions, you can count on us every step of the way.

mtu Series 4000 highlights

EGAT system

Developed in-house, the exhaust gas aftertreatment system (EGAT) is a perfect match for mtu engines. Designed for efficient operation and maximum performance, it can be flexibly integrated into a variety of different plants.

Generator

Perfectly tuned to the engine and made by renowned manufacturers, the generator ensures a high level of reliability and optimal efficiency.

Automation systems MIP & MMC

The motor interface panel (MIP) with stand-alone mtu Module Control (MMC) provides all of the functions needed to control CHP system operation, including all of the auxiliary drives. The integrated power circuitry also minimizes the need for on-site cabling.

Knock detection

Cylinder-specific knock detection and regulation sensors protect the engine against damage and ensure safe operation, even with natural gas containing low levels of methane (CH4).

Heat recovery unit

Featuring a proven design that is perfectly suited for the genset, the heat recovery unit provides the basis for optimized auxiliary efficiencies. The safe and CE-certified unit is fully integrated with the automation concept.

Ignition system

Ignition systems for individual cylinders allow for the most efficient level of operation for all cylinders, even with variable methane (CH4) content. The ignition voltage display gives customers information on the state of the spark plugs.

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EGAT system

Developed in-house, the exhaust gas aftertreatment system (EGAT) is a perfect match for mtu engines. Designed for efficient operation and maximum performance, it can be flexibly integrated into a variety of different plants.

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Generator

Perfectly tuned to the engine and made by renowned manufacturers, the generator ensures a high level of reliability and optimal efficiency.

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Automation systems MIP & MMC

The motor interface panel (MIP) with stand-alone mtu Module Control (MMC) provides all of the functions needed to control CHP system operation, including all of the auxiliary drives. The integrated power circuitry also minimizes the need for on-site cabling.

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Knock detection

Cylinder-specific knock detection and regulation sensors protect the engine against damage and ensure safe operation, even with natural gas containing low levels of methane (CH4).

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Heat recovery unit

Featuring a proven design that is perfectly suited for the genset, the heat recovery unit provides the basis for optimized auxiliary efficiencies. The safe and CE-certified unit is fully integrated with the automation concept.

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Ignition system

Ignition systems for individual cylinders allow for the most efficient level of operation for all cylinders, even with variable methane (CH4) content. The ignition voltage display gives customers information on the state of the spark plugs.

mtu Series 4000 at a glance 

mtu 8V4000

Frequency: 50 Hz / 60 Hz
Power output: 760 kWe / 776 kWe
Power input: 2,348  kW / 2348 kW
Electrical efficiency: 43,1% / 42,5%
  

mtu 12V4000

Frequency: 50 Hz / 60 Hz
Power output: 1521 kWe / 1507 kWe
Power input: 3446 kW / 3446 kW (11824 kBTU/hr)
Electrical efficiency: 44.1% / 43.7%

mtu 16V4000

Frequency: 50 Hz / 60 Hz
Power output: 2032 kWe / 2015 kWe
Power input: 4675 kW / 4675 kW
Electrical efficiency: 43.5% / 43.1%   
  

mtu 20V4000 GS

Frequency: 50 Hz / 60 Hz
Power output: 2540 kWe / 2520 kWe
Power input: 5913 kW / 5913 kW
Electrical efficiency: 43.1% / 42.6%

Our way to more sustainability: expansion of the mtu Series 4000 L64 from natural gas to biogas and hydrogen

Automation & controls for energy plants

Growing power demand, greater market flexibility, decentralization and rising renewable energy use – all factors that are changing the way power plants are configured and operated. The mtu EnergetIQ Manager effectively addresses these growing challenges by seamlessly integrating diverse power plant assets and by automatically controlling the power generation, storage and demand. The optimized operation allows for better planning and greater efficiency while reducing costs, fuel and emissions.

mtu EnergetIQ

The mtu EnergetIQ Manager seamlessly integrates diverse power plant assets and automates the control of power generation, storage and demand to enhance the performance of power plants. When combined with the mtu Asset Controller, it allows you to effortlessly monitor and control the functional level of your mtu solutions.

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