Emily Holbrook, Energy Manager Today
Bio-on, an eco-sustainable chemical technologies company, and Gruppo Hera, one of Italy’s main multi-utility providers, have reached an agreement for the supply of clean energy thanks to the a newly designed trigeneration plant.
The 1 MW trigeneration plant will guarantee clean electric energy for the new biopolymer production plant, currently under construction outside Bologna. Trigeneration, or combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP), is the process by which some of the heat produced by a cogeneration plant is used to generate chilled water for air conditioning or refrigeration. An absorption chiller is linked to the combined heat and power (CHP) to provide this functionality.