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Combined Heat & Power

CHP systems generate low cost, low CO2 electricity and use the heat produced by generators for heating and hot water.

With the incorporation of absorption chillers our systems also generate chilled water.

We can get you operational in under 6 months and the current payback on new CHP systems is 1 year.

Powered by natural gas, biomethane or mixed with hydrogen, our CHPs convert 40% of the energy into electricity and 51% into usable heat; 9% is unrecoverable energy losses.

There are also no non-commodity charges on CHP-generated electricity, which saves 30% compared to grid electricity.

Combined Heat and Power systems are very efficient, offering significantly lower running costs, whilst reducing CO2 emissions

Combined Heat & Power

CHP systems use natural methane, biomethane or a hydrogen blend to power the generators that produce electricity to power commercial and residential schemes.

The heat generated by the engines is used to heat buildings and provide hot water. When absorption chillers are incorporated into our systems chilled air can also be produced.

CHP with solar, storage & absorption chillers

how a combined heat & power system works with solar & battery storage systems

Biomethane explained

Our systems can run on CO2-zero biogas, the majority of which is sourced from agricultural waste, such as crop residues, animal manure and slurries. Biogas is also produced from sewage sludge and from food waste, from households and supermarkets.

Some industries produce waste that can be used to produce biogas, including the food and beverage industry, and the paper and pulp industry. Landfills can also produce biogas as organic waste decomposes.

The government must mandate that as much biogas as possible is produced; it removes methane from the atmosphere, which is dozens of times worse than CO2.

Benefits of sustainable CHP systems

1. Higher Energy Efficiency

CHP is a highly efficient method of generating electricity and heat from a single fuel source. By capturing waste heat that is typically lost in conventional power generation, CHP can achieve overall energy efficiencies of up to 90%.

This higher energy efficiency means less fuel is required to produce the same amount of energy, which results in lower greenhouse gas emissions.

2. Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions

CHP can reduce greenhouse gas emissions because it uses less fuel to produce the same amount of energy. Additionally, CHP systems can be powered by various renewable and low-carbon fuels, including biomass, biogas, and natural gas, which further reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, CHP can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 50% compared to conventional power generation.

3. Reduced Energy Waste

CHP can reduce energy waste because it uses waste heat typically lost in conventional power generation.

This waste heat can be used to provide heating or (when integrated with absorption chillers) cooling for buildings, industrial processes, or other applications, which reduces the need for separate heating or cooling systems.

4. Reduced Air Pollution

CHP systems are often located close to the point of energy use, reducing the need for long-distance electricity transmission.

CHP systems can also be designed to meet strict emissions regulations, further reducing air pollution. Overall, CHP offers a more efficient and environmentally friendly way to generate power and heat and can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, and energy waste.