In this issue, we take a close look at the types of energy challenges that developing nations face and the ways GE is helping to solve them. With more than 30 countries
and an average annual growth rate of 5.5 percent, Africa is a focal point of those challenges, and so we zero in on the gap between energy supply and demand on the continent, and what can be done to bridge it.
We also look at the three powerful product lines that comprise GE’s Gas Engines business and how they meet our customers’ energy needs.
Highlights of this issue include a comparison between the lean-burn and rich-burn
engine concepts. With GE’s advanced technology solutions in this area, we can
help determine the best choice for your application. We also report on the revamped
APG1000 Waukesha gas engine and its use at a Philippines pig farm, where it supplies all
the electricity and heat by burning methane digester gas from the farm’s animal waste.
And, GE has commissioned Germany’s first biogas plant with a Jenbacher gas engine, a Clean Cycle* power generator, and a CL.AIR* exhaust aftertreatment. New German feed-in tariff rules make it beneficial to install Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) technology
in biogas plants. Finally, the Jenbacher gas engines production center won GE’s Global Star Award for environmental protection, health and safety measures in the workplace.
*Trademark of the General Electric Company