ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) technology made possible by SWEP brazed plate heat exchangers is being used in Sweden to transform waste heat into renewable electricity. This high efficiency and low maintenance way to produce sustainable electricity is being adopted by district heating systems around the world. Read how Ronneby Municipality put this innovative technology to use.
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Cogeneration (Combined Heat and Power or CHP) is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat, both of which are used. In conventional power plants, heat is not recovered when generating power, while in cogeneration plants the heat is put to effective use to provide comfort (space heating and hot water) or services (high temperature heat and steam) for homes, public buildings, businesses…read full article
New ST+P ORC approach leads to better ROI: Steam and Power ORC is a new technological solution for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) generation. It allows the production of electricity and a valuable high temperature heat carrier, such as steam, directly exploitable in manufacturing processes.read full article
On world average only 9% of electricity production comes from cogeneration or CHP. However, some countries are well above. For instance, Denmark has more than 60%.
Cogeneration can not only deliver economic benefits but also environmental ones (avoiding CO2 emissions). If that is the case, why are not more countries reaching the level of Denmark?
This paper describes the three main criteria…read full article
A case study based on Gas Turbine CHP units. A self-explanatory process how to higher the gas turbine efficiency and lower the fuel consumption. It explains most critical constraints of the project and resulting benefit offered by ACTE’s solution. Moreover, read two latest RND projects such as Solar Power Generation and ORC, Micro Gas Turbines applications and CHP.read full article
Worldwide lean gas (biogas, mine gas, landfill gas or digester gas) is becoming more important for power and heat generation. Especially in North America the use of lean gas will drastically gain momentum due to the massive development. Besides variations in the gas quality which have to be adjusted constantly, stricter rules and regulations for emissions are factors which are permanently asking…read full article