Waste to Energy Prime Mover Efficiencies for Commercially Available Technology



The data provides a collected set of information on electric power rating and efficiency for commercially available prime movers in waste to energy applications. The five main technologies in focus are: steam turbines, gas turbines, microturbines, reciprocating internal combustion engines, and fuel cells (specifically solid oxide). The technology data points collected are systems that can use fuel with components from biogas (methane, hydrogen, etc) generated during anaerobic waste treatment. The data set provides a commercial preview of each technology that could guide potential use in different ranges based on desired electric output (and required power input).

The data here is compiled information on efficiency and electric power capacity of prime mover technologies commercially available. Information on five main technologies are provided- Steam Turbine, Gas Turbine, MicroTurbine, Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine and Fuel Cell (mostly Solid Oxide). Both .csv files contain the same information, but organized differently.

Funding information
Sponsorship: MnDRIVE- Environment program at the University of Minnesota
Date made available2020
PublisherData Repository for the University of Minnesota
Date of data productionJul 1 2019 - Nov 1 2019

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