INNIO Supports Ukraine’s Plan to Increase Renewable Energy with One of the Most Innovative Biogas Plants

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    • KTS Engineering, INNIO’s Authorized Channel Partner for Jenbacher
      Gas Engines, to Provide Four J420 Biogas Engines to I&U Group
    • Jenbacher Gas Engines Will Help I&U Group, One of the Largest
      Agricultural Producers in the Ukraine, to Reduce 24,000 Tons of Carbon
      Dioxide Emissions Annually
    • Biogas Project Helps Meet Ukraine’s Renewable Energy Action Plan
      Goals, Focusing on Diversifying the Energy Mix by 2020

    JENBACH, Austria–(BUSINESS WIRE)–INNIO* announced today that through KTS Engineering, INNIO’s authorized
    Channel Partner, it will supply a complex solution based on four
    Jenbacher* biogas cogeneration units for a new zero-waste biogas plant
    of the Ukrainian agroholding I&U Group. The project will result in a
    total reduction of 24,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually for
    I&U Group, one of the largest agricultural producers in the Ukraine.

    With the Ukraine’s National Renewable Energy Action Plan focusing on
    diversifying the energy mix and strengthening production of renewables
    by 2020 and through 20301, projects based on biogas will help
    to achieve these goals. The project is being financed through a loan
    from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Clean
    Technology Fund. It is under a program founded to help the agricultural
    industry of the Ukraine develop renewable energy production from
    biowaste.

    “Our major focus is high-end service and maintenance, enabling biogas
    operators to increase the efficiency of our customers’ investments,”
    said Pavel Savenko, shareholder, KTS Engineering. “We are proud to offer
    reliable, economical and sustainable power generation solutions from
    INNIO, near or at the point of use, to the Ukrainian agricultural
    industry. Biogas is not only a great source of renewable energy, but it
    also helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provides a solution to
    address the disposal of waste from livestock farms1..”

    INNIO’s fuel-flexible Jenbacher J420 biogas engines—which will be
    installed at the Novomirgorodsky Sugar facility owned by I&U Group in
    the Kirovohrad region—will have a total capacity of 6 megawatts (MW),
    and the project includes equipment installation, startup and further
    maintenance for the new plant. The Jenbacher gas engines are able to
    produce power and heat from biogas from beetroot pulp, corn silage,
    chicken droppings and animal dung.

    The new combined heat and power plant will be equipped with INNIO’s
    myPlant* Asset Performance Management solution, enabling
    around-the-clock remote monitoring and diagnostics of equipment
    operation that will allow I&U Group to reduce downtime and costs moving
    from a reactive maintenance schedule to a condition-based maintenance
    approach.

    The Ukraine is the pilot country for INNIO’s biogas projects in
    Russia/CIS, with the first power plant in the region based on a
    Jenbacher J312 gas engine commissioned in 2009. That plant has a total
    capacity of 625 kilowatts. It is also home to one of the world’s biggest
    biogas plant designed and erected by Zorg Biogas AG, located in
    Teofipol, Khmelnitsky Region, based on 18 of INNIO’s Jenbacher Type 4
    units—15 J420s and three J416s, with a total electrical output of 26.1
    MW. Eleven of the engines are commissioned, with seven units in
    production for delivery in the 2nd and 3rd
    quarters of 2019.

    This pilot is the first biogas plant of Ukrainian agroholding I&U Group
    powered by Jenbacher gas engines and is expected to be commissioned by
    fourth quarter 2019. Upon commissioning, the new biogas plant will be
    eligible for the “Green Tariff” — a Ukrainian government feed-in tariff
    scheme for electricity generated from renewable energy sources.

    “We help companies in a wide variety of industries—such as utilities,
    oil and gas, food and beverage, commercial buildings, data centers and
    agriculture—provide reliable, economical and sustainable power to their
    customers,” said Carlos Lange, President and CEO at INNIO. “With the
    support of KTS Engineering, INNIO has succeeded in meeting customer
    needs in the Ukraine by supplying 40 biogas and landfill gas
    containerized Jenbacher gas engines in the last three years alone.”

    In a move to increase renewable energy sources, the Ukraine has taken
    steps to accelerate the deployment of renewables. With the national
    power company, Ukrenergo, forecasting renewable energy to double from
    1.5 gigawatts (GW) in 2018 to 3 GW by the end of this year, it is a goal
    that by 2025, full integration with the European Network of Transmission
    System Operators for Electricity will be achieved. As renewable energy
    sources are growing their share in the Ukrainian power system, peaking
    power plants with fuel flexible solutions like gas engines can help to
    complement a volatile energy source. INNIO serves as a key enabler in
    helping customers transition to renewable energy, providing tailor-made
    solutions that operate as an integral part in the energy transition.

    * INNIO, Jenbacher and myPlant are trademarks.

    About KTS Engineering

    KTS Engineering is an authorized Channel Partner for INNIO’s Jenbacher
    gas engines in the Ukraine, operating since 2003 in the power and oil
    and gas markets of the country.

    About INNIO

    INNIO is a leading solutions provider of gas engines, power equipment, a
    digital platform and related services for power generation and gas
    compression at or near the point of use. With our Jenbacher and Waukesha
    product brands, INNIO pushes beyond the possible and looks boldly toward
    tomorrow. Our diverse portfolio of reliable, economical and sustainable
    industrial gas engines generates 200 kW to 10 MW of power for numerous
    industries globally. We can provide life cycle support to the more than
    48,000 delivered gas engines worldwide. And, backed by our service
    network in more than 100 countries, INNIO connects with you locally for
    rapid response to your service needs.

    Headquartered in Jenbach, Austria, the business also has primary
    operations in Welland, Ontario, Canada, and Waukesha, Wisconsin, US. For
    more information, visit the company’s website at www.innio.com.
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    1 https://shandaconsult.com/biogas-market-ukraine/

    Contacts

    Susanne Reichelt
    INNIO
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    Shaun Wiggins
    Soteryx
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