7% fuel savings and rapid payback on bio-fueled engines

Powertron Engineering S.R.L. is an independent power producer and service organisation which works with several power plants, selling power capacity to customers in Italy.

The company actively seeks new and innovative solutions to improve the efficiency of their power plants, reduce carbon emissions, and enhance competitive advantage in the market.

Powertron worked with Bowman to test the effectiveness of the ETC 600 system as a value-add for the company’s customer proposition. For the initial trial, Powertron wanted to assess how the ETC system could improve the performance of a KTA50-G8, running on biofuel (vegetable oil).

Trial project requirements:

  • Increase genset efficiency
  • Reduce fuel consumption by 5%
  • Reduce CO2 emissions

The trial exceeded initial expectations, delivering 7% fuel consumption savings and increasing ‘sale-able’ power output, greatly increasing the profitability of Powertron’s operation at the trial site.  The ETC 600 system delivered payback in under 12 months.

The results of implementing Bowman Power Group’s ETC technology exceeded our expectations, and as a result of the pilot, we plan to integrate more systems on our Cummins gensets

– Marco Mizzi, MD, Powertron Engineering S.R.L.