Climate action initiatives are pressuring district energy system owners to devise ways to decrease carbon emissions from their already low carbon foot print systems. Unfortunately, there are very limited alternatives available to reducing carbon emissions from many of district energy systems, especially Universities, leading some owners to abandon CHP altogether. This paper presents a distributed CHP system that provides heat in the form of 70psig steam, the exhaust of which is past through a 3-way catalyst, condensing heat exchanger and a monoethanolamine (MEA) for postcombustion CO2 capture (PCC). The system design is ideally suited for supporting behind the meter renewable generation without emissions.
Track 7B: Maxmizing Operations and Minimizing Emissions
Robert Benz, Benz Air Engineering, Co., Inc.