Universal gas turbine micro-cogeneration system (originally in Polish: Uniwersalny turbogazowy układ mikrokogeneracyjny

Project no POIR.04.01.04-00-014/17

The aim of the project is to develop a system for the combined production of heat and electricity with a capacity of up to 30 kWe using biomass or coal.

The project is carried out by IMP PAN together with three companies with experience in the construction of turbines, compressors and boilers.

The aim of the project is to develop an innovative micro-cogeneration device with an electrical power of about 30 kW using the Brayton thermal cycle. The device will be a new product dedicated to the Polish and foreign prosumer microgeneration market, meeting the needs of thousands of industrial and service enterprises, large farms, food industry companies and municipal enterprises. 

The device will produce over 120 kW of thermal power, operating in unmanned mode and with a high level of reliability. It will consist of an incandescent solid fuel boiler (biomass, coal); a gas turbine driven by heated 850°C air from the boiler; a compressor and an electrical generator. The proposed solution, with air as the working medium - a widely available and clean medium, gives a huge advantage over other technologies. The innovation and technological advancement of the product includes the developed boiler design with a high-temperature radiation air preheater, which will allow a significant increase in heat transfer efficiency. 

Unlike typical gas microturbines that require gaseous or liquid fuels, the device will enable the use of two basic solid fuels - wood and hard coal. At the same time, thanks to burners using inertial particle separation already in the combustion chamber, the device will meet emission requirements for class 5 boilers. 

All critical components, i.e. the incandescent air boiler, radiation air heater and gas turbocharger will be based on Polish technologies and manufactured by the Consortium implementing the project. 

The installation will be mobile (in a container) in order to be adapted to the connection conditions of the future buyer.

Project value: 8,499,806.76 PLN
EU co-financing of the project: PLN 7,691,200.27

Additional Info

  • Project logo: Project logo
  • Project status: In progress
  • Project leader: Dariusz Kardaś
  • Start: Friday, 01 June 2018
  • End: Monday, 31 May 2021