Fast-growing Bowman Power has further extended its reach by teaming up with Environ Ltd to promote, sell and install its products in the UK market.
Environ specialises in the packaging of gas engines for landfill gas power generation, and other Biogas/Biofuel applications, as well as heat recovery using ORC systems and steam expanders, to increase electrical output using wasted heat. Gas cleaning – using activated and impregnated carbon, is also a speciality.
Bowman’s innovative Electric Turbo Compounding (ETC) technology can be used with a wide variety of power generating diesel engines, typically reducing fuel consumption or increasing the power generated by 6-9%, whilst substantially reducing emissions.
Peter Rowbottom, Environ’s CEO, said: “The Bowman turbo generator brings many advantages to existing and new customers of Environ and fits well in our range of markets and capabilities. This enables us to offer the customer a way of increasing engine output and efficiency with viable returns on investment, whilst also decreasing their carbon footprint.
“It is a unique system that does not disturb the mechanics of the engine and can either be retro-fitted to existing engines or included in new builds.
“The landfill gas power generation market is now in slow decline as landfilling slows and therefore with all the infrastructure in place there is a big incentive to maximise outputs from existing engines.
“As this technology becomes more recognised and accepted we see an increased take up happening in other power generation markets too.”
Paul Shoemaker, Director of Sales and Marketing at Bowman Power, commented: “We are delighted to be working with the team at Environ. Their engineering expertise and knowledge of the landfill gas market singled them out as the best partner for us in this exciting space.
“It’s somewhat surprising that, despite that Bowman is a UK-based company, has sold over 600 ETC systems and accumulated more than 7 million running hours, this will be the first time our systems have been installed in the UK. We are excited to show the impressive paybacks our equipment can generate in the landfill gas market, when combined with GE Jenbacher engines.”
The distribution agreement with Environ follows recent agreements with Sewatama (Indonesia), Powertech (sub-Saharan Africa), AES (Carribean), ERS (Canada and Alaska), Projectioneering (Philippines), Gen and Sys (Chile) and Speed Electro Services (Bolivia).
Bowman’s world-leading Electric Turbo Compounding (ETC) exhaust energy recovery technology runs on a variety of engines including Wartsila, Cummins, Caterpillar, Scania, Volvo, MAN, GE Jenbacher and Mitsubishi.