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Can Cogeneration Pave the Way to Better Energy Efficiency?

Toolbox Tech Summary Combined heat and power (CHP) was always a great idea: using the heat generated as a by-product of electricity production to warm homes in colder climes. CHP, also known as cogeneration , has been a niche energy source in Russia and parts of northern and eastern Europe...


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Editorial: Power plant a smart move for MUSC

The Post and Courier Summary Making the Medical University of South Carolina more self-sufficient makes Charleston more resilient. So we like the idea of MUSC installing a gas-fired turbine to generate electricity and steam for its downtown campus. The cogeneration power plant, which would...


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Veolia Completes the Sale of Its District Energy Assets in the United States for USD 1.25 Billion to Antin Infrastructure Partners

Yahoo! Finance Summary Veolia (Paris:VIE) regularly reviews its asset portfolio in the light of its strategy and development plan. This review reinforces the capacity and flexibility of the Group to position itself on the best growth opportunities, where Veolia can bring the most added value,...


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Assessing the geothermal combined heat and power potential in Germany

Alexander Richter, ThinkGeoEnergy Summary A study recently released in Germany, investigates the potential of hydrothermal geothermal energy for combined heat and power (CHP) generation in Germany. “Based on the theoretical potential of hydrothermal heat in place, the technical and...

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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...