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Commission Approves Close to €94 Million Support for Waste-to-Energy High-Efficient Cogeneration Plant in Bulgaria

European Commission Summary The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, Bulgarian plans to support the construction and operation of a high-efficient cogeneration plant to produce heat and electricity using fuel derived from unrecyclable municipal waste to be in line with...


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Meet the Main Energy Plant: a hidden world reducing University emissions

Natalie Rademacher, Minnesota Daily Summary Tucked away near the Mississippi River over by Sanford Hall lies the University of Minnesota’s Main Energy Plant, which is responsible for supplying energy to the Minneapolis campus. The plant uses a unique combined heat and power system that is...


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Shaheen bill would encourage heat recovery tech for manufacturers

Jeff Feingold, NH Business Review Summary The Heat Efficiency through Applied Technology, or HEAT, Act – legislation that would address regulatory barriers hampering deployment of heat recovery technologies – has been reintroduced by U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH. The measure is designed to...


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Rolls-Royce signs a deal for the supply of gas-powered gensets

Smart Energy International Summary The Power Systems business unit of technology group Rolls-Royce sealed a contract of cooperation with 2G Energy, specialist in gas-powered generator sets and CHP modules based in Heek in North Rhine-Westphalia. The contract covers the mutual supply of...


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Solar turbines, integrating energy solutions

Smart Energy International Summary Over the past years, Energy markets in developed economies have started a deep transformation. The appearance of new power generation sources based on renewable technologies, motivated by the efforts of the governments and public administrations are...


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Best Energy/Industrial: Arizona State University Combined Heat & Power Facility Upgrade

ENR Southwest Summary Arizona State University Combined Heat & Power Facility Upgrade Tempe, Ariz. Best Project Owner/Developer: Arizona State University General Contractor: McCarthy Building Cos. Lead Design Firm, MEP Engineer: R.G. Vanderweil Engineers Subcontractors...


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Burning wood for energy remains a, well, hot topic

David Brooks, Granite Geek Summary Whether it’s good or bad to burn wood to create heat and/or electricity is a contentious topic that has been featured here more than once . It has risen to the fore again in New Hampshire because of the shutdown of some biomass electricity plants ...


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EU approves €64m Polish support for waste-to-energy plant

Priyanka Shrestha, Energy Live News Summary The European Commission has approved €64 million (£55m) of public support from Poland for the construction of a highly efficient waste-to-energy facility. The funding will be used by municipally-owned company Port Czystej Energi (PCE), with...


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Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems to provide units for Suncor cogen plant

Deborah Jaremko, JWN Summary Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) says that Suncor Energy has placed an order for two of its advanced class gas turbines and two heat recovery steam generators for a cogeneration facility at the company's oilsands Base Plant. Suncor gave the go-ahead to the...


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MAN Energy achieves high efficiency at German CHP plant

Power Engineering International Summary MAN Energy Solutions has fully commissioned the new CHP (Combined-Heat-and¬-Power) plant for Schwäbisch Hall Municipal Utilities in southern Germany. MAN Energy Solutions was contracted in August 2017 to supply a MAN 12V35/44G TS gas engine to replace...