Combined heat and power (CHP) also known as cogeneration, is an efficient, clean, and reliable approach to generating power and thermal energy from a single fuel source. By installing a CHP system designed to meet the thermal and electrical base loads of a facility, CHP can greatly increase the facility's operational efficiency and decrease energy costs. At the same time, CHP reduces the emission of greenhouse gases, which contribute to global climate change.
The Borealis wood power plant is a biomass system that utilizes wood chips as its energy source. We have included this section about CHP generally to give you a better understanding of the increasing interest and technology evolving around this alternate energy option.
The following articles will assist you in understanding the concepts and benefits of CHP generation (combined heat and power). Some are about specific Borealis system market applications whereas other articles address the general CHP concept and may not use wood chips as the energy source but will still be informative regarding the benefits of a cogeneration system.
Combined heat and power (CHP), also known as cogeneration, is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat from a single fuel source, such as: natural gas, biomass, biogas, coal, waste heat, or oil. CHP is not a single technology, but an integrated energy system that can be modified depending upon the needs of the energy end user.
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