• Combined Heat And Power (CHP)/Biomass Energy

    Combined Heat And Power (CHP)/Biomass Energy

Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

Biomass is the fuel that Organic power will be transforming to electric power in thermal power plants.

What Is CHP?

Combined heat and power (CHP) is a highly efficient process that captures and utilises the heat that is a by-product of the electricity generation process. By generating heat and power simultaneously, CHP can reduce carbon emissions by up to 30% compared to the separate means of conventional generation via a boiler and power station.

The heat generated during this process is supplied to an appropriately matched heat demand that would otherwise be met by a conventional boiler. CHP systems are highly efficient, making use of the heat which would otherwise be wasted when generating electrical or mechanical power. This allows heat requirements to be met that would otherwise require additional fuel to be burnt.

For many organisations, CHP is the measure that offers the most significant single opportunity to reduce energy costs and to improve environmental performance with existing users of CHP typically saving around 20% of their energy costs.

What are the advantages of CHP?

  • CHP typically has an efficiency of over 80%
  • operators typically saving around 20% on energy bills
  • operators can save up to 30% on carbon emissions
  • transmission and distribution losses are reduced
  • increases fuel supply security

What Is Biomass?

Biomass is biological material derived from living, or recently living organisms. In the context of biomass for energy this is often used to mean plant based material, but biomass can equally apply to both animal and vegetable derived material.