Fueling the transition to carbon neutrality
Synthetic natural gas (SNG) or biogas have the same low NOx, SOx, and particulate matter emissions as natural gas, and they can be carbon-neutral depending on the feedstock and conversion energy source. Both can be blended with natural gas to reduce the carbon footprint in power generation.
Multiple power and heat applications for SNG or biogas
The use of alternative fuels such as SNG or biogas is now made even more relevant by the rising prices and declining availability of natural gas threatening security of supply.
MAN dual fuel and gas engines are perfectly suited for generating power and heat from 100% SNG or biogas, or blends. The highly efficient engines include two-stroke and four-stroke, gas, and dual fuel models. You can use them for base-load, peaking or combined heat and power.
The differences between
SNG and biogas
The differences between SNG and biogas lie in what they are made from and how they are made. SNG can be produced using renewable or surplus energy in power-to-gas systems. SNG can also be derived from fossil fuels and biomass via gasification and methanation processes. Biogas is produced from biomass and waste products by purification.
Converting renewable electricity into storable fuels spreads the benefit of carbon-neutral energy across sectors. In a power-to-X process, green energy is turned into green hydrogen via electrolysis, which is in turn converted into carbon-neutral synthetic fuels. MAN Energy Solutions and its subsidiary H-TEC SYSTEMS are experts in manufacturing proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzers for this purpose.
With our MAN DWE ® Reactors we provide the methanation reactors to produce SNG from green
MAN SNG or biogas solutions
MAN dual fuel engines and gas engines are all available for use with SNG or biogas. Our gas and dual fuel technology is a secure investment in a low-carbon future.
MAN SNG or biogas reference cases
MAN 12V35/44G TS for Schwäbisch Hall
MAN Energy Solutions commissioned the new combined heat and power plant in the town of Schwäbisch Hall in southern Germany. We supplied two MAN 12V35/44G TS gas engines to replace the plant’s two 3MW engines. The CHP plant now achieves a fuel efficiency of up to 90% and an electrical efficiency of 47%. Schwäbisch Hall also uses biomethane as fuel, reducing its dependence on natural gas supplies.Learn more about CHP in utility
24 x MAN 20V35/44G TS for Statera Energy, UK
The new power generation company Statera Energy will provide 300 MW of back-up power to the UK national grid using 24 MAN 20V35/44G TS gas engines in six new power plants. Man’s gas engines ensure fuel efficiency and low emissions. The engines can also be operated on 100% climate neutral SNG as soon as it is available. We thus ensure Statera’s power plants can contribute to a fully decarbonized economy in the future.Read the full article on gas engine power plants