CHP - cogeneration - biogas engines
Combined heat and power (CHP) units also known as cogeneration units, combust digester biogas in an internal combustion engine (ICE) and generate electricity at or near the place where it is required.
The excess heat from power generation with internal combustion engines can be used for space heating, water heating, process steam covering industrial steam loads, product drying, or for nearly any other thermal energy need.
The end result is significantly more efficient than generating heat and power separately. The average power plant in the U.S. is 33% efficient, and the average overall efficiency of generating electricity and heat by conventional systems is around 51%. CHP units are often more than 80% efficient.
CHP units typically run on natural gas. They can also run on methane coming from biogas recovery systems, landfills or wastewater treatment plants. All CHP units need to live up to certain emission standards.
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