At Helec we supply and install a full range of Biogas CHP systems for commercial use.  Biogas cogeneration systems are most typically suited to locations where there is a ready supply of organic waste material to fuel gas production. This includes agriculture, food manufacturing and waste disposal locations.

We have over 16 years experience designing, installing and maintaining biogas CHP systems across the UK. We can provide full CHP feasibility studies as well as design and installation of Biogas CHP systems from 16kWe to 1mWe.


Need to know more about how Helec can help with a Biogas enquiry, then call the office on 01934 286264. Alternatively browse our range of products below or read more information about Biogas CHP.

Biogas Information

Biogas cogeneration/Combined Heat & Power (CHP) units usually run on methane gas that is created by an anaerobic digestion process (AD). These microbes feed off carbohydrates and fats, normally in animal waste producing methane and carbon dioxides as metabolic waste products. This can be harnessed and processed for use as a gas fuel to run Combined Heat & Power engines and is classed as a source of sustainable energy as it originates from organic material that has been created from atmospheric carbon by plants grown within recent growing seasons and then eaten and digested by animals (normally cows, pigs and chickens) to produce the waste.

The prime benefits for AD and Biogas generation is the production of a renewable power on site through combined heat and power cogeneration reducing the need for grid dependency, lower electrical bills, reduce landfill bills, provide a diversity for the animal waste to produce low carbon fertilizer and a provide a reduction in local carbon emissions.
The power generated on site can be used to run plant machinery, heat the AD tanks to assist with the required temperature needed to eliminate disease and heat the hot water required for cleaning and processing.

There are many positive aspects to Biogas Combined Heat & Power cogeneration, however be mindful the CHP engine is designed to have a consistent gas quality supply in order to run smoothly and this can be contaminated at the process stage by a variety of reasons, namely excessive water dilution in the tanks, cleaning agents creating Siloxanes (a variation of silicon) to name a few.