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Volume 67, 2018The 3rd International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference “Sustainable Development of Tropical Renewable Energy” (i-TREC 2018)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Published online||26 November 2018|
Biogas-fuelled Stirling engine for electric power generation
Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia, Kampus UI Depok 16424, Indonesia
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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.
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