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Jenbacher Type 2

Jenbacher Type 2: J208

Introduced in 1976, the Jenbacher Type 2 engine offers high efficiency power with a robust design.

The stationary engine concept provides excellent durability, while enhanced components and a proven control and monitoring model give the Type 2 engine outstanding reliability.
~1,300 engines delivered since 1976.

J208 – efficient L8-cylinders power generation solution for small/mid scale businesses.

    • Front View of a Jenbacher J208 Gas Engine
      • Front View of a Jenbacher J208 Gas Engine (CHP Module)
        • J320 CONTAINER 1

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        Scope of supply:

        50 Hz

        60 Hz

        * Provided technical data is for information only. Data ranges are calculated considering various gas quality levels and ambient conditions (standard or hot/tropical conditions, etc.).
        Jenbacher can change the technical data unilaterally. In the case of such change, we will update the data on our pages as soon as we can.
        Please reach out to our experts to get help with engines selection, obtain the technical parameters for your gas composition.

        Output and efficiency at generator terminals. Energy input is according to DIN ISO 3046 and DIN 6271, respectively, with a tolerance of + 5%.
        All data according to full load and subject to technical development and modification.
        Based on emission values of 250 and 500 mg/Nm3 NOx at 5% O2 at dry exhaust gas.
        Base for biogas and sewage gas versions: 65% CH4 / 35% CO2.
        Base for landfill gas version: 55% CH4 / 40% CO2 / Rest N2.

        Electrical Output335 kW

        Thermal Output388 - 424 kW

        Voltage480V - 600V

        Electrical Efficiencyup to 37.4 %

        Thermal Efficiencyup to 47.1 %

        L: 200 x W: 70 x H: 80 inches

        Highlights of Jenbacher Type 2 engines

        With their durability, reliability, and fuel flexibility, Jenbacher Type 2 gas engines have an unmatched worldwide reputation of getting the job done.

        • High-performance long-life spark plug for reliable operation.
        • Applicable heat sources include engine cooling water, oil, mixture gas, and exhaust gas.
        • Applicable gas types include: natural gas, associated petroleum gas (flare gas), propane, biogas, sewage gas, landfill gas, coal mine gas, other special gases (e.g. coke, wood, and pyrolysis gases).

        A perfect fit for applications up to 1MW across various industries.

        Scope of supply:

        Combined Heat and Power Module (CHP Module) solutions allow customers to generate power and heat simultaneously at a very high total efficiencies, reaching 90% and even more.

        Usual scope of supply:

        • Engine and alternator installed on the frame
        • Control panel, gas train
        • Heat exchangers including exhaust gas heat exchanger

        CHP Modules can generate hot water or steam at various parameters and can be integrated with your existing heat infrastructure. You can select the option that fits your project’s needs among the various heat recovery schemes provided by Jenbacher.

        The scope of supply can be extended further with various balance of plant options (BOP), reach out to our specialists for help in selecting scope of supply and BOP options to fulfill your project’s needs.

        CHP Modules can be installed inside a building or inside a container. To see more details about Jenbacher’s containerized solutions, click here.

        Balance of Plant

        The right auxiliary equipment is of critical importance in ensuring that a power solution is economically feasible and gets your business the most in terms of reliability, availability and efficiency. Click on provided balance of plant options to learn more. Reach out to our experts to select the configuration that fits your business’ needs.

        Available BOP elements may vary depending on the engine and application type.

        • Total flexibility

          Depending on customer needs, the Type 2 can use a variety of gas types to increase efficiency levels and reduce industrial emissions.

        • Reliability for all scenarios

          The Jenbacher Type 2’s turbocharger bypass is able to compensate for extreme operating conditions.

        • Complete efficiency

          Enhanced combustion provides maximum efficiency, no matter how it’s being used or what fuel is desired.

        Case studies

        • Case Study Mavrorachi - Foto

          Mavrorachi Landfill (GRC)

          Sustainable HELECTOR project with Jenbacher engines in Greece wins global environmental award


          Thessaloniki, Greece

          Installed engines

           3 x J416

          Electrical output

           3.52 MW

          Electrical efficiency


          Energy source

          Landfill gas



        • CS Agrotor - Foto

          Agrotor (HND)

          uses waste byproduct for power generation


          San Alejo, Atlantida, Honduras

          Installed engines

           1 x J420, 1 x J316

          Electrical output

           2,272 kW

          Total efficiency

           up to 40.1%

          Energy source



          2019, 2008

        • Jenbacher 3F testimonial:  Dominikus Ringeisen Werk

          Starting a full new life with a version upgrade

          "Our past experience of Jenbacher upgrades was so positive that it was an easy decision for us to upgrade to the next generation of the Jenbacher Type 3F. Thanks to the improved fuel usage of the modern 3F generation engine, we have been able to both increase our profitability and reduce our environmental footprint."

          Thomas Roth, Head of Power and Engineering for Dominikus-Ringeisen-Werk (DRW), Bavaria, Germany

        • Stralsund - Foto 01

          Stralsund (GER)

          Thinking beyond iCHP


          Stralsund, Germany

          Installed engines

           2 x J624

          Electrical output

           9 MW

          Thermal output

           9,5 MW (CHP plant) 2,1 MW (heat pump)

          Energy source

          Pipeline gas 



        • Case Study Yukon - Foto

          Yukon (CAN)

          delivering lower cost, lower emission power to balance renewable energy


          Yukon, Canada

          Installed engines

           3 x J624

          Electrical output

           13.2 MW

          Thermal output

           7.5 MW

          Energy source




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