Gen-C to showcase next-level CHP control at World Biogas Expo

Gen-C, Stand G35, World Biogas Expo, NEC Birmingham, 10-11 July 2024

CHP support experts Gen-C will showcase their full range of engine control and optimisation solutions at the World Biogas Expo in July. Covering four key areas – parts, controls, upgrades, and asset supply – Gen-C and its network of engine partners will be on hand to explain to biogas plant operators how to cut CHP downtime, increase operational efficiency and take full control of their own engine.

Instant restarts

“The theme of our stand this year is ‘Take Control’,” states James Thompson, Managing Director of Gen-C. “For too long, engine owners have been at the mercy of service providers, many of whom charge high fees to maintain and repair their CHPs yet demand long wait times for engineer callouts. The irony is that many engine interruptions are caused by minor changes in the gas composition and could be easily rectified by the plant operator themselves, if only they had the ability to access and restart their own engine. Our smart control panels allow them to do exactly that, effectively ‘unlocking’ the engine to give operators full remote control over their own asset – without the need for a service provider. We’re excited to demonstrate to plant owners the benefits that this game-changing technology can bring.”

The theme of Gen-C’s stand at this year’s World Biogas Expo is ‘Take Control’

Immediate spares

Alongside Gen-C’s smart control panel installations, which are delivered in conjunction with their technology partners Motortech and DSE, the company is also excited to promote its extensive range of engine parts and spares.

“Since Brexit, getting access to OEM parts at short notice has become increasingly difficult,” explains James. “But thanks to our partnerships with leading European manufacturers such as RS Motor and Motortech, we always have a wide range of engine spares in stock at our Yorkshire HQ, ready for immediate dispatch to our UK client base. We’ll be outlining to visitors to our stand the importance of having a quality UK distributor like Gen-C on speed dial to keep your engine running safely and smoothly.”

Gen-C’s complete CHP support service allows operators to optimise their asset

Smart upgrades

Bringing together Gen-C’s ability to deliver both superior control and quality parts is its engine upgrade service, which brings legacy assets into the digital era at a fraction of the cost of a new CHP. By combining a smart control panel with an engine overhaul by Gen-C’s expert engineers, operators can enjoy all the benefits of a more energy efficient, more reliable, and higher performing asset.

“Not only will engine owners experience far fewer process interruptions and increased electrical output, but our smart, data-driven upgrades also mean live monitoring, instant alerts, and the ability to track CHP performance over time, as well as supporting predictive maintenance – giving complete control to the operator, not the service provider,” adds James.

Gen-C supplies engines for every budget and at every size

CHPs for every budget

The final focus area for Gen-C’s stand is its range of CHP engines for every budget. “From brand-new large engines to smaller refurbished CHPs, and even options to rent, we can supply the right engine for your needs,” confirms James. “Working in conjunction with our partner LouwSon Energy, every CHP we supply comes with remote control and live monitoring as standard, meaning you can be sure your asset is primed for the digital era.”

To find out more about Gen-C’s full range of engine control and optimisation solutions, visit stand G35 or go to