G-86EM combined heat and power and CO2 solution addresses ever challenging customer needs


After the necessary tuning period for a newly released engine, the gensets have been performing to expectations, saving more than 15% on gas consumption com-pared to the old situation, even with the extreme conditions of energy demand. Also having less heat per kW(e) enables them to make longer runs per day and thereby produce more CO2 on the moments the crops need it. The owners are very happy to have the best technology in the hearts of their greenhouses, especially with today’s energy price developments.

The Opportunity:

The Netherlands is world leader in agricultural innovation and world’s second largest exporter of agricultural products despite its size and weather conditions.

This has only been possible using new technology and knowledge that has allowed them to obtain twice as much food using half as many resources.

Above a 50% of their surface is used for agriculture and 80% of their cultivated land is under greenhouse glass, with interior light and “climate control” where crops can grow no matter the weather or light condition outside.

Gas engines are a perfect fit to support the growth of the crops in greenhouse glass, they can provide the electrical power for the artificial lights, heat for hot water and CO2 to enrich the atmosphere.
Two greenhouse owners in Baarlo (J en P Crienen B.V.) and Kessel (C. Jacobs B.V.) both very close to the German border, were to replace their gas engines as they had reached their technical end of life. Two options were on the table, continue with known technology or take the massive jump forward and go for best in class.

The Solution

As entrepreneurs, taking the lead in their business and willing to be the best in their industries, they decided to go for the recently released, Guascor Energy’s best in class SGE-86EM gen sets.

Natural gas fired, 2MWe, 45,7% electrical efficiency, best in class in the market, above 90% global efficiency, in combination with exceptional control of their exhaust gas cleaning system, making this set the solution for their business, especially for cucumbers, one of the pickiest crops in terms of CO2 purity and demand for light and heat.

Best in class efficiency of the Guascor Energy engines, coupled with improved service and support capabilities of Dordtech (SEE’s distributor for Netherland and experts in green house application), were key factors in the decision to install Guascor Energy gen sets.

The Business

Guascor Energy is a leading company with more than 50 years of experience in the design and manufacture of diesel and gas internal combustion engines with its own technology. The company offers some of the most efficient and environmentally friendly technology platforms, products and services in distributed power generation for oil and gas, industrial, institutional, commercial clients and rural electrification programs. In addition, our offer is completed by a range of diesel engines for marine applications for both propulsion and on-board generation.

A complete product range which meets the strictest regulatory and safety requirements always adapting to the customer´s needs.
Guascor Energy has a network of more than 50 distributors and partners worldwide, which in addition to our own staff, allows us to provide unparalleled proximity and respond to the specific needs of each of our customers at a fast and personalized pace.