CHP produces electricity and heat by gasifying sustainably sourced wood chips. The heat from the process can be constructively used in a number of ways and has proven particularly useful for businesses with substantial heating or drying requirements such as hospitals, leisure centres, rural estates, broiler units and dairies. The electricity generated by the plant can be used directly on-site or exported back to the grid.
Eco EnerG Solutions (Renewables) Ltd is dedicated to supplying only the best and most effective renewable and sustainable technologies. We constantly review new innovative technologies that would be complimentary to our clients’ businesses. We believe CHP offers unrivalled returns as up until now the RHI tariff for biogas CHP has been relatively untapped.
Supplying and installing CHP technology is relatively straightforward, providing good quality support and maintenance throughout the 20 year life of your machine is more challenging. To ensure our customers receive the service levels they expect Eco EnerG Solutions only install CHP systems within easy reach of our regional support teams.
What is CHP?
Combined heat and power or ‘CHP’ is an efficient, low-carbon approach to generating both electricity and heat from a single fuel source, wood chip.
A CHP system consists of a gas engine, a generator and a heat exchange system. Sustainable, ‘woody’ biomass fuels are heated to a very high temperature (1000ºC) and converted from a solid state to gas. This gas then fuels a combustion engine which powers a generator producing 3 phase electricity.
A large amount of heat is generated in the process which is captured and used to heat anything from dairies, poultry units, pig sheds or greenhouses to industrial facilities, hotels and schools.
A standard power generation plants typically results in around 60% of the energy created from burning fuel escaping into the environment as pollutants and heat.
The gasification process of a CHP system keeps exhaust emissions exceptionally low, making CHP very clean and therefore even suitable for areas with emission restrictions. The illustration below demonstrates the efficiency of CHP systems due to capturing the useful heat energy created in the generation process.
The benefits of CHP
A.) Benefit from better returns than traditional biomass solutions
B.) Generate sustainable electricity which can be used on-site or sold back to the grid
C.) Reduce energy overheads by using your CHP plant for heating or drying
D.) Qualify for government financial incentives such as ROCs and RHI
E.) Demonstrate a substantial reduction in the carbon footprint of your business
Is my energy profile suitable for CHP?
To find out if your circumstances have potential for CHP please contact us today and speak to one of our in-house specialists who will complete a free desktop assessment prior to a visit from one of our site assessors.