Clean Technologies
Renewable Energy

KILOGEN

 

Kilogen is a green energy service company in Co. Kilkenny, dedicated to the production and processing of bio- energy fuels and the delivery of integrated heat and power technologies and energy solutions for consumers. It is a market leader in Miscanthus production.

Kilogen was founded by Bill Madigan and other farmers in 2007. LEADER provided a grant for a business development consultant. In order to optimize Miscanthus growth in Irish weather conditions, Kilogen developed a whole new system for planting fresh Miscanthus rhizomes to extend their survival after being removed from the soil. They received a further grant from LEADER to develop their own regeneration machine which enabled Kilogen to produce the ideal size and quality of Miscanthus seed, and precision-plant the crop to maximize the yield of biomass.

Kilogen is on the Energy Crop Development Group for the Tillage Sectoral Expansion Programme 2020. Business growth opportunities include expanding further in the heat market to help reduce energy costs substantially. Future plans include developing biomass CHP (Combined Heat and Power) installations and a second generation bioethanol plant.



INNOVATION
Kilogen has developed a machine to produce Miscanthus Rhizomes Rootstock, to be used to regenerate new crops. It’s the only company in the world using this method of crop establishment, which is far more cost effective and faster than the original method.

TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL
Miscanthus is about one-third of the cost of oil. Bill would like state institutions, hospitals, hotels and factories to invest in conversion in order to reduce their energy costs by converting to biomass. Kilogen supplies Edenderry power plant, which supplies about 3% of Ireland’s national energy.

PROVEN RESULTS
In 2010, Kilogen installed a multi-fuel biomass boiler in a Co. Cork piggery. It burns 11 tonnes of Miscanthus per month & converts >90% of the fuel input to heat, meaning the boiler is 91% efficient. This halved the piggery’s heating bill, eliminating the need for 40,000 litres of imported oil.

www.kilogen.ie

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