What is combined heat and power (CHP) generation?
CHP is the simultaneous generation of electric power and heat in a single plant. A special case is trigeneration, i.e. the combined generation of heat, power, and cooling energy.
The advantage of combined heat and power generation is the particularly efficient use of fuel. Compared with separate heat and power generation, the efficiency factor is significantly higher.
Would combined heat and power generation be of interest for me?
CHP plants are most efficient, if the generated heat as well as the electric power is used directly on-site. The revenue of a CHP plant can be determined from the amount of heat used, the reduction of purchased electricity, and possible subsidies according to the Renewable Energy Law as well as possible funding, e.g. for heat storage, heating & cooling networks, etc.
Apart from fossil fuels, CHP plants can also be fired with alternative fuels such as bioethanol, wood chips or pellets.
Typical industrial CHP applications are:
What can we do for you?
Within the scope of an initial feasibility study, the following steps should be planned and worked out conceptually:
For these industrial companies we have created concepts for energy supply with CHP plants and thus ensured a long-term economical energy production.
An economic comparison of different heat generation technologies has shown that the conversion to decentralised hot water generation with natural gas low-temperature boilers was more economical than refurbishment or replacement investment in the waste wood heating plant. In addition, a natural gas CHP plant was installed to cover the company’s own electricity requirements.read more
The core of the pilot project is the drying of sewage sludge directly on a sewage treatment plant using low-temperature waste heat from a wood-fired biomass cogeneration plant. The dried sewage sludge is easy to transport and is a welcome and CO2-neutral fuel substitute with high calorific value for the recyclers.read more