MAN launches biogas engine

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MAN is launching an engine developed specifically for efficient bio-gas operation.

The six-cylinder in-line engine uses special gases with only 50 per cent methane content. It outputs 220 kW in 50-Hz operation and is equipped with a single-stage exhaust turbocharger as well as two-stage cooling of the boost mixture, with high- and low-temperature circuits.

Reiner Rössner, head of sales engines and components at MAN, said: “Further gas-powered engines will be following the new bio-gas-optimised E2876. They will be designed specifically for special gases such as bio-gas, mine and sewage gas or optimised for running on natural gas. For the customer, this means more power and greater efficiency. As a result, their plants will operate more efficiently.”

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