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New cogen installation on Yawkey roof will save $1.5 million a year and can heat and power the hospital's inpatient units for months if the electric grid goes down
Two combined heat and power plants provided by Rolls-royce have gone into operation in Belgium. Rolls Royce CHP technology
Since the beginning of the year, the CHP plants have been supplying energy to a new tomato greenhouse operated by Maxburg BVBA in Meer in Belgium.
Apple is building a new data center in Denmark, and it has some interesting ideas on how to power the data center with renewable energy, while also giving back to the community.
Excess heat generated by the data center will be captured and returned to the local district's heating system, which will warm up homes in the community.
TECHNOLOGY REVIEW - The Matrix PowerWatch is a FitBit competitor that exploits the temperature difference between your skin and the air for power.
A new engine converts waste hot water from industrial equipment into electricity.
NATURE WORLD NEWS - Exergyn, a startup based in Dublin, Ireland, is planning to run the first industrial trials of the new energy-efficient engine by next year, New Scientist reports. The engine generates electricity from heated water that is left over from other equipment. According to co-founder and chief executive Alan Healy, waste hot water (low-grade waste heat or LGWH) from industrial processes amounts to about twice the energy in Saudi Arabia's oil and gas output per year.
CITYFIXER - By 2050, Amsterdam hopes to put its gas-heated days behind it. In a city where natural gas warms 90 percent of all homes and contributes 30 percent of all carbon emissions, removing all those boilers won’t be easy—but it could very well be worth it.
Combined heat and power (CHP) systems have long been used to reduce the overall energy intensity of industrial systems. There are two types of combined heat and power, depending on whether the system produces power first, then heat, or heat first, then power.
Newcastle United Football Club will hope to produce some more energetic performances both on and off the pitch next season, having installed a new emissions-cutting combined heat and power system (CHP) at its St James' Park stadium.
Like the rest of CUC’s generators, the two new units will produce heat exhaust gases, however unlike the existing generators whereby these exhaust gases would be wasted and funneled out industrial grade smoke stacks into the atmosphere, CUC will now capture these gases which in turn will be converted into additional energy.
The Army unveiled the $40 million Combined Heat and Power Plant, or CHP, near the Edgewood gate’s entrance off of Hoadley Road, during a ceremony Tuesday morning, as which ceremonial chains were cut to open the plant.
Recent blog posts from us
Exploring the sources and uses of heat on a vehicle
Understanding the untapped potential in our vehicles
While I was running a sales team for a product that recovered heat and converted it into electricity, I would get daily inquiries from companies that had waste heat available. Each of them wanted a heat recovery solution.
Sounds great right? It wasn’t.
It’s a topic not often mentioned up front with waste heat recovery projects, but one that can have a significant impact over the life of a project. I’m talking about heat exchanger fouling.
Heat energy is recoverable in huge amounts at industrial facilities across the world and represents an environmentally and economically attractive potential source of clean energy. Check out our first presentation on Slideshare.
20-50% of primary energy input to US industrial facilities is lost as heat, which equals 513 quadrillion Btu per year of unused energy (US DOE). For perspective, that’s somewhere between the entire primary energy consumption of the countries of Turkey and Germany (EIA).