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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 Output410 - 424 kW

        Voltage480V - 600V

        Electrical Efficiencyup to 37.2 %

        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) offered by Jenbacher, 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

        • CS Biotown - Foto

          Biotown (USA)

          to power and heat from RNG/biomethane


          Indiana, USA 

          Installed engines

           1 x J420, 6 x J320

          Energy source


          Electrical output

           1,.429 kW; 6,357 KW 

          Thermal output (hot water)

           5,388 MBTU/hr; 12,751 MBTU/hr

          Total efficiency




        • CS Dentis - Foto

          Dentis (ITA)

          with Jenbacher CHP technology


          Sant' Albano Stura, Italy 

          Installed engines

           2 x J624

          Energy source

           Pipeline gas

          Thermal output

           Thermal hot water 90°C: 2.6 MW, thermal steam 11 bar: 1.4 MW 

          Electrical output

          4.4 MW

          Total efficiency




        • Jenbacher 3F testimonial:  Dominikus Ringeisen Werk

          The difference a Jenbacher upgrade package can make

          "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

        • J920 Rom

          Long-term service agreement provides mutual benefit for flexible power operation

          “ACEA has formalized its partnership with INNIO Group with the goal of achieving maximum availability and efficiency throughout the entire lifetime of the plant. This partnership goes beyond a typical supplier-customer relationship as both parties can rely on each other for mutual benefit.”

          Luca Caracciolo, Operations and Maintenance manager of Acea Produzione SpA, Italian Utility, Rome, Italy

        • Service Case Study Biotek Mexiko- Foto

          Immediate support with remote monitoring

          "Thanks to INNIO Group’s remote monitoring, which is based on its myPlant Performance digital platform, we immediately know about any deviations in our engines’ performance. With real-time data connection, the Jenbacher Services experts help us keep our engines up and running by quickly analyzing our plant data, and then advising and interacting when needed. This immediate response capability is of utmost importance to us in support of our self-sufficient island mode approach and our highly sensitive dairy production methods."

          Daniel Estrada, Plant Operations Manager, Biotek Power S.A. de C.V., Island mode operation in Mexico

        • Service Case Study Pisek - Foto

          Maintaining reliability even during expansion

          “INNIO Group is the right partner for us. We are impressed by their deep OEM knowledge and happy about their continued project support. We experienced this during our plant expansion to provide heat supply. The proposed modification from Jenbacher Technical Support was implemented within a short timeframe during which our plant was able to continue generating electricity. With the modification, the system has been working completely reliably according to our requirements, and all original fluctuations in heat consumption production have been solved by the upgraded system. Thank you!”

          Milan Kajtman, Co-owner of Smart BioEnergy s.r.o., Biogas Plant in Písek, Czech Republic

        Our Services

        • Digital Solutions for Jenbacher

          Jenbacher myPlant Performance Solution

          Our cloudbased technology lets you manage your assets wherever you are, secure and live. Take control of the operating performance and profitability of your gas engine by giving it a digital life.

          Jenbacher myPlant Performance Solution
        • Remanufacturing program

          Jenbacher Remanufacturing Program

          Innovative solutions that give your engine and parts a new life. The Jenbacher* Remanufacturing program gives your engine and all of its parts a new, longer life, returning used components to like-new conditions.

          Jenbacher Remanufacturing Program
        • Gas Engine multi year agreements

          Jenbacher Multi-Year Agreements (MYA)

          Improve your performance at lower cost. Our multi-year agreements (MYA) are tailored service agreements to complement your capabilities with maintenance coverage, performance guarantee and operation support.

          Jenbacher Multi-Year Agreements (MYA)
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