ENER-G partners with Cornes Biogas to enter Japanese Biogas CHP market


Combined heat and power (CHP) specialist ENER-G has appointed Cornes Biogas  as its Cogen Partner for Japan – gaining a first contract at Shikaoi municipal biogas plant, in Hokkaido.


A 190kW ENER-G CHP unit will be installed, commissioned and maintained by Cornes at the agricultural biogas plant in Shikaoi – replacing existing technology.


Matthieu Chassagne, Head of International Business Development for ENER-G Combined Power, said: “We are delighted to welcome Cornes Biogas as our exclusive Cogen partner for Japan, where the company already has an impressive portfolio of biogas CHP projects.  With ENER-G’s market leading CHP technology and their highly skilled and experienced engineering and maintenance teams, we make an excellent team and look forward to jointly developing many more renewable energy projects.”


Toru Koyama, Chief Executive of Cornes Biogas, said: “ENER-G has been a market leader in small scale CHP for 30-years and we respect the quality of their technology, which will provide our customers with  high availability and reliability to deliver the best possible performance from their renewable energy assets. As Japan seeks to strengthen its energy resilience, there is strong demand for ENER-G’s biogas CHP systems for water treatment and anaerobic digestion projects.”


The launch of ENER-G’s new E-Power CHP remote monitoring and control system further improves engine performance by managing more than 200 parameters on each CHP unit. The system will alert Cornes’ service engineers to any anomalies or operational issues, enabling them to run diagnostics, rectify problems remotely, or arrange an engineer visit, if necessary.


Using E-Power, customers can gain instant insights into their  CHP performance via a touch screen mounted onto the unit. This supplies data that can be accessed in graphical form and at various levels of detail.


The Cornes group of companies was established more than 150 years ago in Yokohama, Japan, and today  encompasses a wide range of products and services, including luxury automobiles, marine charts and related publications, kitchenware, electronics, high-tech products and equipment, and dairy and agricultural machinery.


ENER-G has been Europe’s leading provider of packaged cogeneration systems (4kWe to 10MWe in size) for the past 30 years. The UK company designs, manufactures, finances, operates and maintains CHP units across the globe, working with a network of Cogen Partners with technical expertise and local market knowledge.




ENER-G is seeking to appoint new Cogen Partners in growing markets for distributed power generation and with experienced in delivering gas engine CHP. 




Further information:   www.energ.co.uk/chp




Caption: Toru Koyama, Chief Executive of Cornes Biogas (left) is pictured with Matthieu Chassagne, Head of International Business Development for ENER-G Combined Power


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