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GE ZeeWeed

GE Technology Treats Power Plant Water

General Electric’s advanced water treatment technology will help purify water at IRPC Public Company Limited’s new combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Rayong, Thailand. GE’s ZeeWeed 1500 ultrafiltration membranes (pictured), reverse osmosis (RO) and electrodeionization (EDI) technologies will be used to make high-quality demineralized water for boiler feed water … Read more »

CHP efficiency

Fed Agencies Promote CHP for Energy Resiliency

During and after Hurricane Sandy, combined heat and power (CHP) enabled a number of critical facilities to continue operating when the electric grid went down, according to the US Department of Energy, the EPA and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which have jointly released a guide to provide … Read more »

Bosch Rexroth

Bosch Plant Cuts CO2 Emissions 30%

Bosch Rexroth has reduced its carbon emissions by 30 percent, compared to 2009 levels, at its Glenrothes site in Scotland. The company says the Glenrothes facility’s CO2 reduction puts it on track to achieve a 20 percent emissions cut measured against a 2007 baseline across its UK sites by 2020. … Read more »

Kitchen Grease Powers London Sewage Works

Leftover grease and oil from restaurants will power a new combined heat and power (CHP) station at Beckton in East London. The plant, developed and run by 2OC and financed by a consortium led by iCON Infrastructure, is set to produce 130 Gigawatt hours (GWh) a year of renewable electricity. … Read more »

Hilton New York Turns On CHP System

The Hilton New York’s 1.75 MW cogeneration plant is now online, according to Anaergia, the company that supplied the system. The seven engine generators installed on the midtown Manhattan hotel’s roof overlooking West 53rd Street generates 1.75 MW of clean electricity and 2.7 MW heat for building operations. This satisfies over 50 … Read more »

Industry Group: 204 Coal Power Plants to Close in Next 5 Years

Industry Group: 204 Coal Power Plants to Close in Next 5 Years

More than 200 coal-based generating plants are scheduled to shut down in the next three to five years, representing 31,000 MW of electric generating capacity, due in part to regulations issued by the EPA, according to an analysis released this week by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. The … Read more »

Obama Sets National CHP Target

President Obama yesterday signed an executive order that sets a national goal of 40 GW of new combined heat and power (CHP) by the end of 2020. Additionally, the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings, Better Plants program yesterday announced that five companies — Kingspan Insulated Panels, semiconductor manufacturer Cree, General Aluminum … Read more »

40 GW CHP Would Save $10bn a Year, Report Finds – But Barriers Remain

40 GW CHP Would Save $10bn a Year, Report Finds – But Barriers Remain

Achieving 40 GW of new combined heat and power by 2020 would save energy users $10 billion a year compared to current energy use and reduce emissions by 150 million metric tons of CO2 annually, according to a report by the Department of Energy and EPA. Combined Heat and Power: … Read more »

Houweling’s Installs 10.6 MW CHP, Capturing Carbon for Fertilizer

Houweling’s Installs 10.6 MW CHP, Capturing Carbon for Fertilizer

Houweling’s Tomatoes has installed a GE combined heat and power greenhouse project that captures CO2 for use in plant fertilization. The companies say the system — which provides 8.7 MW of electrical power and 10.6 MW of thermal power for heating the 125-acre glass greenhouse — is the first greenhouse … Read more »

Commercial CHP Market to Reach $11.2bn by 2022, Pike Says

Commercial CHP Market to Reach $11.2bn by 2022, Pike Says

The global market for commercial combined heat and power systems will reach $11.2 billion by 2022, with 80 GWe installed by that year, according to a report by Pike Research. In Combined Heat and Power for Commercial Buildings, the analysts estimate that 2012 annual revenue will reach $2.2 billion, with … Read more »

DoubleTree Hotel at Tarrytown, NY

Hilton DoubleTree Hotel Installs 100kW CHP

The DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown, NY, has installed a combined heat and power system that is expected to reduce its carbon emissions by about 403 tons per year. American DG Energy owns and operates the 100kW system, which produces electricity, space heat and hot water. According to the $2 million … Read more »

CBS Gains 2.4 MW with 6 UTC Fuel Cell Systems

CBS Studios will install six PureCell stationary fuel cell systems with a total capacity of 2.4 MW at two production locations in California, according to fuel cell maker UTC Power. The PureCell combined heat and power systems will prevent the release of more than 2,370 metric tons of carbon dioxide … Read more »