2G Cenergy to provide technology to Ohio waste-to-energy facility

By Chris Hanson | April 09, 2014

2G Cenergy Power Systems Technologies Inc. announced it will supply $8 million worth of its technologies to Team Gemini LLC’s Gemini Synergy Center in Grove City, Ohio.

After it broke ground in 2013, the waste-to-energy facility will be completed within two phases. The first phase will see 2G’s 5.55-MW, modular cogeneration modules convert approximately 1,500 cubic feet per minute of landfill gas (LFG) into electric and thermal energy. The LFG will be sourced from the adjacent, Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio landfill. “This project benefits us in many ways,” said Michael Turwitt, president and CEO of 2G Cenergy. “It demonstrates that our product is made for this kind of application. Instead of offering gensets, like many others, we are developing and manufacturing complete biogas solutions.”

By choosing modular technology, the project developers will aim to reduce financial and technical risk with performance guarantees. “Having something modular and pre-manufactured comes with functional and performance guarantees, which is what they wanted to have,” Turwitt said. “That’s exactly what we are specialized in. This project clearly demonstrates that it can also be done with large projects.”

After seeing success in Europe, Turwitt noted a trend with U.S. projects. “We have done large projects in Europe, but in America the projects tend to be even bigger and that has to with the size of the market with the amount of feedstock and waste that is available in many local regions,” Turwitt explained. “You see a tendency that projects, in general, are larger compared to Europe and it’s not the first time that something that has been the largest built so far has taken our equipment.”

In addition to its energy conversion systems, the facility will also utilize 2G’s gas treatment technology package and combustion management systems. The technology would enable operators to monitor the facility’s energy efficiency and lower environmental impact by reducing CO2 and NOx emissions.

At the facility’s projected completion in 2015, phase two will add another 1,700 cubic feet per minute of biogas derived from anaerobic digesters.