Cogeneration Articles

  • How to generate an accurate load profile for CHP

    If you fail to accurately work out your site's energy demands, you'll give rise to a cogeneration system that underwhelms when served up to your customer. That's why load profiling is the key ingredient in successfully specifying your cogeneration project and ensuring that you meet your clients' expectations. Generating an accurate ...


    By ENER-G

  • CHP Sizing: why Goldilocks style guesswork isn`t enough

    In storyworld, Goldilocks would stroll into the plant room and state "this CHP's too big", "this CHP's too small", "ahh ... this CHP is just right" – happy ever after. The end. But in the real word, the tricky issue of CHP sizing isn't quite so straightforward. This can be a tough lesson for some ...


    By ENER-G

  • Cogeneration experience with Clarke Energy: Carthage Grains CHP Plant, Tunisia

    Carthage Grains is the leader in the Maghreb in the trituration of the soya bean: production of oil and soybean meal. The process of Carthage Grains consumes electrical and thermal energy in the form of steam (30 to 35 tonnes per hour at 12 bar pressure). As the supplier of Nejma Oil (a Clarke Energy customer since 2012), the choice of Carthage Grains for GE’s Jenbacher gas engine ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Vattenfall`s Cogeneration Power Plant Reuter West - Case Study

    The cogeneration power plant “Reuter West” was erected as a base load power plant in the vicinity of the existing “Reuter” plant. The two hard coal fired 300 MW units D and E were commissioned in 1987 and 1989. Today the cogeneration units supplying electricity and thermal energy are operated by Vattenfall Europe GmbH. The heart of each power plant is the boiler where the ...

  • VIYELLATEX improves factory efficiency thanks to cogeneration with gas engines

    VIYELLATEX Limited is the composite knit apparel and textile manufacturing business unit of VIYELLATEX group. It started its operations in 1996. The company is comprised of design and product development, sample, knitting, washing, cutting, sewing and finishing sections. The Textile Testing Corporation (Testing Lab) is also a part of VIYELLATEX. It caters to major buyers such as Puma, S.Oliver, ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Electric utilities leveraging district energy systems to improve efficiency and reduce carbon emissions

    Aaron Larson, associate editor (@AaronL_Power, @POWERmagazine), reports in Power magazine on developing business opportunities for electric utilities in district energy, drawing from presentations given at the ...

  • The Beltran biomass cogeneration system

    An effective, economical solution for harvesting safe, renewable domestic energy, mitigating wastes and achieving environmental goals. Background The Beltran Biomass Cogeneration System (BBCS) is an integrated, three-stage process that uses proprietary gasification technology to convert biomass and other organic wastes into versatile, cleanburning synthesis gas. The purified ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • United Utilities, Davyhulme WWTW, CHP Plant - Case Study

    At the Davyhulme wastewater treatment works (WWTW) in Greater Manchester, United Utilities is generating renewable energy from sewage gas that is created from sludge left behind after the treatment of wastewater. The produced energy is used to power the local plant and provide high levels of efficiency through ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Step by Step CHP: the Pitfalls to Avoid Between Planning and Design

    There are many pitfalls in between planning and designing a cogeneration project. Find out how to avoid them. Cogeneration can save money, conserve energy, and reduce emissions - but specifying the right combined heat and power (CHP) unit for ...


    By ENER-G

  • Why Size Really Does Matter when specifying CHP

    Discover the key points that CHP consultants need to consider in order to correctly size CHP units for optimum energy savings. For CHP consultants and others involved in specifying cogeneration, it is essential that the CHP unit is correctly sized – in fact, it is ...


    By ENER-G

  • Dundee University CHP Plant - Case Study

    The University of Dundee set the standard for the development of a university energy efficiency scheme two decades ago, allowing Clarke Energy to expand the technological reach of our business and install our first ever combined heat and power (CHP) plant. Not only was the University of Dundee Clarke Energy’s first natural gas ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Continuous AD monitoring for McCain`s CHP case study

    Application Anaerobic digestion Equipment AEMS Location Whittlesey, United Kingdom Customer McCain Foods Requirement McCain Foods corporate affairs director, Bill Bartlett said, “The Geotech static gas analyser is here to analyse gas quality as it is ...


    By Geotech

  • Kanodia Technoplast Trigeneration Plant, Haryana - Case Study

    Kanodia Technoplast operates in flexible packaging. It’s a leading name in India offering integrated packaging solutions to the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and industrial segments. The company has been manufacturing laminated films, laminated pouches and engraved cylinders since 1995. The Kundli plant of Kanodia Technoplast has an ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Les Chênes Verts, Eiffage, greenhouse cogeneration plant - Case Study

    Chênes Verts Energie has awarded Eiffage Energie as the main contractor of the renovation of an older generation greenhouse cogenerationplant in Chenes Verts’s  ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Assessment of a CHP system based on economical, fuel consumption and environmental considerations

    Combined heat and power (CHP) systems which are able to produce heating and power simultaneously, are getting more attention since they have many economical and environmental benefits. CHP systems for buildings are an important application of CHP on various systems designs. In this study, we have investigated a CHP system applicable for the building of Azad University of Shahrood. The prime mover ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Tronox Namakwa sands furnace Gas CHP Plant - Case Study

    Tronox is the largest fully integrated producer of titanium ore and titanium dioxide in the world. The Tronox Mineral Sands cogeneration power generation plant, located in the Western Cape, uses the waste gas from two open arc DC furnaces as an energy source. The gas engine power plant operates on waste gas ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • What is Cogeneration?

    Cogeneration is the process of generating both electrical and heat energy from a single fuel source.  Also known as Combined Heat & Power (CHP), cogeneration makes use of the commonly discarded thermal energy which is generated from the combustion of fuels such as diesel, natural gas, bi-fuel, and even  ...

  • Vacuum evaporation treatment of digestate: full exploitation of cogeneration heat to process the whole digestate production

    Vacuum evaporation represents an interesting and innovative solution for managing animal waste surpluses in areas with high livestock density. To reduce operational costs, a key factor is the availability of an inexpensive source of heat, such as that coming from an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant. The aim of this study was to test vacuum evaporation for the treatment of cattle slurry digestate ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Renovation of Dalkia’s Cogeneration Plant at Bron - Case Study

    In 2009 Dalkia France informed Clarke Energy that it was going to replace their cogeneration plant at the Bron Parilly site, of which they are the operator. This was the first time Clarke Energy renovated a cogeneration plant on site. Three GE’s Jenbacher JMS616 GS-NL gas fuelled power plants were renovated at site for this ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • The Francis Crick Institute CHP Plant - Case Study

    The Francis Crick institute is being built in central London next to St Pancras International station. By bringing together scientists from all disciplines, it will not only help to improve people's lives but will also keep the UK at the forefront of innovation in medical and bioscience research, attract high-value investment, and strengthen the economy. Francis Crick was one of Britain’s ...


    By Clarke Energy

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