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Hatchery in Cameroon Solves Energy Needs with Natural Gas Engines

Given the critical nature of poultry hatcheries, a half-hour power outage can completely cripple a business. AGROCAM, a leading poultry hatchery in Douala, Cameroon, previously used a diesel generator to ensure routine operation of its hatchery, which proved to be costly. According to the managing director Noutchogouin Philippe, GE's natural gas-fired Jenbacher gas engine now produces the "nominal electrical output to power the hatchery and egg tray production facility, providing a highly efficient, economical solution to meet our needs and realize substantial annual savings,". Read more. More about GE in Africa in this BRIEFING

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The GE Jenbacher J316 gas engine has been installed at the Agrocam poultry hatchery in Cameroon.

Douala, Cameroon. AGROCAM, a leading poultry hatchery located in Douala, previously used a diesel generator to ensure routine operation of its hatchery, which proved to be costly. According to Noutchogouin Philippe, managing director, AGROCAM, "GE’s natural gas-fired Jenbacher gas engine now produces nominal electrical output to power the hatchery and egg tray production facility, providing a highly efficient, economical solution to meet our needs and realize substantial annual savings."

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