Biogas-fuelled Stirling engine for electric power generation

Ardiyansyah Yatim, Ade Luthfi, Raden Chemilo

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The Stirling engine is an external combustion where the fuel combustion process takes place outside the cylinder. It offers flexibility of fuel used for the power generation, hence is a potential substitute to fossil fuelled internal combustion engine and contribute toward more sustainable power generation. In this study a Gamma V2-6 Stirling engine is used in a biogasfuelled power generation system. The engine has maximum capacity of 10kW. The required fuel input is 60,000BTU/hr or equivalent to 17 kW. The fuel is a biogas which comes from a biodigester. The system requires constant heat from the combustion chamber, hence a novel fuel distribution control is introduced. A specific burner is also designed to fulfil the purpose. In this study, a biogasfueled Stirling engine for electric power generation is designed and developed. The system has 5 kW capacity fuelled by 165 kg/day solid waste (biowaste) from local farm. The biodigester needed is 20 m3. Based on empirical model, the estimated energy efficiency of the system is 36%. In addition, the system offers potential utilization of hot water as by side product.

Original languageEnglish
Article number02015
JournalE3S Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2018
Event3rd International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference "Sustainable Development of Tropical Renewable Energy", i-TREC 2018 - Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 6 Sept 20188 Sept 2018


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