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Poultry Processor Installs $5.3M Cogeneration Plant

Linda Hardesty

Blue Earth energized its initial combined heat and power (CHP) energy plant at the Pilgrim’s Pride poultry processing facility in Sumter, South Carolina. With the CHP plant, electricity is generated, and the heat from the generator is captured for useful purposes, lowering energy costs and improving energy efficiency. The co-generation energy facility uses methane made   …Continue Reading


Ideas for Colleges to Save Energy

Linda Hardesty

Fairfield University in Connecticut has employed many measures to reduce energy, and its Associate Vice President of Facilities David Frassinelli offers the following ideas for how other colleges and universities can do the same: >>Retrofit elevators with regenerative converters. When an elevator moves in a down direction with a full load of passengers, it creates   …Continue Reading


2G Cenergy Launches Hydrogen Fueled CHP System

Karen Henry

2G Cenergy has launched a dedicated hydrogen-fueled combined heat and power (CHP) system, Business Energy reports. The first two 2G Cenergy units have been deployed at an energy station within the Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport in Germany. Each unit is capable of an output of 500 kW. The hydrogen gas storage system at Brandt   …Continue Reading


Italian Food Retailer Chooses Capstone Trigeneration

Linda Hardesty

Capstone Turbine Corporation received an order for a C800 microturbine to upgrade a major distribution center of Italian food retailer, Conad, in Italy. IBT Group, Capstone’s Italian distributor, secured the order, which will be commissioned later this year. The methane-fueled C800 microturbine will be installed in a combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) application to provide   …Continue Reading


Toledo Museum Uses CHP for Heating, Electricity

Linda Hardesty

A combined heat and power (CHP) system at the Toledo Museum of Art has surpassed 400,000 hours of operation – contributing to the Museum’s overall savings of 80 percent of electricity use per year, according to GEM Energy, which is a full-service, authorized Capstone MicroTurbine distributor for the states of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and New   …Continue Reading


Factors are Favorable for a Rise in Smaller CHP Plants

Karen Henry

While 86 percent of installed combined heat and power (CHP) capacity in the United States serves large industrial and manufacturing sites, the days of new CHP plant installations at large sites are slowing down, according to Cogeneration & Onsite Power Production. CHP plant installations were at an all-time high of 6-7 GW in 2001 and 2002,   …Continue Reading


Vegetable Producer Installs 500 kW Biogas Plant

Linda Hardesty

Weltec Biopower is building a 500 kW anaerobic digestion plant in Northern Ireland for vegetable producer Gilfresh Produce. This is Weltec’s third plant in Northern Ireland and eleventh in the UK. Gilfresh used to deliver the vegetable waste that accumulates in the sorting, washing and packaging processes to farmers as cattle feed. From July 2015,   …Continue Reading


Hospital Installs CHP System

Linda Hardesty

York Teaching Hospital in the UK began operation of its new combined heat and power energy system. The CHP system is expected to save $19.7 million during its 15-year lifecycle, and all savings have been guaranteed by Vital Energi under an energy savings performance contract (ESPC). The $7 million project will also generate financial savings   …Continue Reading


Bernhard Companies Form Energy Services Firm

Linda Hardesty

Three Bernhard companies have contributed resources to form an energy services firm – Bernhard Energy. Bernhard Mechanical, EP Breaux Electrical and TME will provide Bernhard Energy with energy engineering, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and development services for business clients including hospitals, universities and commercial buildings. The new firm Bernhard Energy will provide financing to design, build, own,   …Continue Reading


Biomass Boiler with Stirling Engine Heats Water, Generates Power

Linda Hardesty

Austria-based ÖkoFEN is developing a >5kW cogeneration pellet boiler prototype system, and the first beta installations are expected before the end of the year to serve large residential and small to medium businesses. The biomass boiler is designed with Qnergy’s Stirling engine inside to deliver heat and power in one platform. “5 kw of electricity   …Continue Reading