Yuengling & Son, Inc.
- Fuel Type Biogas
- Application Food & Beverage Industry
- kW Production 400
- Location Pottsville, PA, USA
About This Project
The oldest brewery in the USA operates a 2G 400ekW/h CHP system, serving about 20% of Yuengling's total electricity needs at the brewery, saving the owner significant dollars. Yuengling is joining the group of smart breweries that embrace new advanced biogas technologies and modern CHP energy conversion systems from 2G Energy Inc.
The world famous brewery will use the heat generated by the plant to heat the breweries pasteurization process, a critical component of the beer production process. That allows Yuengling to save additionally significant amounts of energy. Less steam is required to heat the breweries tunnel pasteurizers, and that in itself represents substantial savings. The methane gas is generated at the Yuengling brewery wastewater treatment plant and an anaerobic digester, designed by Biothane Corporation, which is now part of Veolia. The balance of the system was done by System Design Engineering and EMG. 2G Energy Inc. also supplied the gas treatment system to dehumidify the saturated gas, and to remove H2S contained in the raw biogas. The CHP system has been designed as dual fuel module and can be operated on low BTU biogas, as well as pipeline quality natural gas. 2G Energy inc. was selected to supply and install a fully containerized agenitor 212 thermodynamically optimized MAN-based engine with 400 ekW/h or 3,320 MW p.a. electrical power and 474 kWh/th thermal power output. The payback and ROI for this project will come from the energy produced, and the CHP pays for itself.
Total Electrical Power400kW
ExtrasDual Fuel System, Gas Treatment System