ENOGIA signs a €6.5 million contract to supply ORC modules in Germany

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French micro-turbomachinery expert ENOGIA has announced a €6.5 million contract for the supply of ORC modules and associated services to a client in Germany.

The sale means it will provide 40 ORC modules to "a major German player in biogas".

ENOGIA's ORC modules will be installed in the world's largest anaerobic digestion plant, which will become Europe's largest ORC site, and the second-largest worldwide.

The modules will be used to recover the heat from the cooling circuits of the biogas genset engines. The produced electricity will be then directly self- consumed on site to reduce the operator’s energy bill, which has been heavily impacted by recent rises in energy prices.

Prior to placing the order, ENOGIA's client had tested an ORC module coupled with a biogas engine for more than a year. Following the testing period, it decided to equip all of the site's biogas engines with ORC modules.

The order is the biggest ever signed by ENOGIA, and the company estimated it was "probably the largest in terms of the number of machines signed by an ORC manufacturer to date in 2022".

The firm further said the sale "confirms the commercial potential" of its innovative technology, and demonstrates a consolidation of its presence in Germany - where it "has been well-established and represented for several years".

Arthur Leroux, ENOGIA chairman and CEO, said: “Two months after the signing of our agreement with ADEME Investissement, we are proud to announce this major new contract for the development of our ORC business.

"This order of 40 ORC units continues to demonstrate the suitability of our ENOGIA ORC modules for the recovery of thermal waste from biogas gensets.

"There are many opportunities in this sector, particularly in Europe and Asia, but we also hope to integrate ORCs into gensets in the future in other sectors and geographical areas which are also suffering from high electricity production costs.”

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