natural gas cogeneration Articles

  • What is Cogeneration?

    Cogeneration is the process of generating both electrical and heat energy from a single fuel source.  Also known as Combined Heat & Power (CHP), cogeneration makes use of the commonly discarded thermal energy which is generated from the combustion of fuels such as diesel, natural gas, bi-fuel, and even  ...

  • The Beltran biomass cogeneration system

    An effective, economical solution for harvesting safe, renewable domestic energy, mitigating wastes and achieving environmental goals. Background The Beltran Biomass Cogeneration System (BBCS) is an integrated, three-stage process that uses proprietary gasification technology to convert biomass and other organic wastes into versatile, cleanburning synthesis gas. The purified ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • In view of sustainable future energetic–exergetic and economic analysis of a natural gas cogeneration plant

    Thermodynamics plays an important role in performing energy and exergy analyses of industrial processes. The first law is widely used in engineering practice, and is the basis of the heat–balance method of analysis that is commonly used in energy systems performance analysis. However, the second law involves the reversibility or irreversibility of processes, and is a very important aspect ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Renovation of Dalkia’s Cogeneration Plant at Bron - Case Study

    In 2009 Dalkia France informed Clarke Energy that it was going to replace their cogeneration plant at the Bron Parilly site, of which they are the operator. This was the first time Clarke Energy renovated a cogeneration plant on site. Three GE’s Jenbacher JMS616 GS-NL gas fuelled power plants were renovated at site for this ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Development of Pre-Turbo Catalyst for Natural Gas Engines

    Distributed power generation is an efficient method for reducing CO2 emissions through the elimination of transmission losses. Co-generation has similar benefits with higher thermal efficiency. Natural gas engines are very popular for these applications. Unfortunately, these engines emit significant levels of methane, ...


    By DCL International Inc.

  • Cogeneration Helps Reduce Malting Costs: Adelaide Malting Pty Ltd

    Adelaide Malting is using natural-gas cogeneration as an energy-efficient alternative to electricity-powered malt drying technology. As well as replacing electricity as the power source, cogeneration has boosted plant capacity by 20 percent. Background Adelaide Malting, part of the Coopers Brewery Group of Companies, produces barley malt for the local, interstate and ...


  • The effect of precooling inlet air on CHP efficiency in natural gas pressure reduction stations

    Almost all pressure reduction stations in Iran use expansion valves to reduce the natural gas pressure, which leads to wasting large amount of exergy. In this paper, a system is proposed which includes the modification of a conventional pressure reduction station with the addition of a turbo expander and a gas turbine for power recovery and generation. The next step is investigating the effect of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Microturbines, Gas Engines Link Biogas to the Grid

    OPPORTUNITIES to produce electricity from methane are being improved continuously as manufacturers introduce new and upgraded equipment to address market needs and varying characteristics of raw biogas. In the renewable energy from organics recycling arena, the two primary types of electricity generation equipment are microturbines and reciprocating gas engines. This article provides a brief ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Methane Number

    Did you know that the methane number of a gas provides an indication of the knock tendency of a fuel? It is a product of the different constituent gases within the natural gas, particularly the proportions of methane, ethane, propane and butane. Understanding the knock resistance is important when specificing an engine for a gas-powered ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Saint-Vincent Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    Boiler/Cogen Heat/Energy Recovery Application Thermal Energy installed designed and implemented an integrated FLU-ACE heat recovery system with cogeneration unit for efficient electrical power generation and an overall reduction in energy consumption. The installation consists of a natural gas fueled engine with a 425 kW generator, waste heat boiler, and FLU-ACE system processing combined flue ...

  • Intelligent use of regenerative energies

    Following increasing awareness of matters of environmental protection, the regenerative energy market is booming. Within this future-oriented market niche, the utilisation of biogas has been evolving as an intelligent method of ensuring ongoing energy supply. Converted into electrical energy and heat, biogas is used to fuel production facilities, and can replace natural gas as fuel for gas-driven ...

  • High-strength wastes boost biogas production

    Water and wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) are significant consumers of energy. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates the industry uses the equivalent of 56 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity, representing three percent of the nation’s energy consumption, and is responsible for creating 45 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year. Energy intensive processes, such ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Where To Find Money In Biogas

    On the surface, wastewater treatment operations don’t appear to be handling precious material. But these facilities are actually processing a great deal of value every day. Sludge, a byproduct of wastewater treatment, turns out to be an entity worth cherishing. “Depending on treated sludge quality, the final product can be land applied, landfilled, incinerated, or composed,” ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • The Francis Crick Institute CHP Plant - Case Study

    The Francis Crick institute is being built in central London next to St Pancras International station. By bringing together scientists from all disciplines, it will not only help to improve people's lives but will also keep the UK at the forefront of innovation in medical and bioscience research, attract high-value investment, and strengthen the economy. Francis Crick was one of Britain’s ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Grid integration of renewables in Egypt

    Integration of large Amounts of Renewable Electricity in the Egyptian Energy Grid - Capacity Building for Management and Engineer-Technical Level (Egypt-RE-Grid). The electricity sector of the Arab Republic of Egypt produces large amounts of electricity through thermal and hydroelectric power stations. Egypt has diminishing proven oil reserves and declining production. Natural gas production is ...

  • Clarke Energy applauded for its ongoing adaptation to the biogas market

    French magazine Energie Plus has put Clarke Energy forward as a good example of a traditional key player adjusting to the constant developing biogas sector. The article shows that today’s companies have to adapt to the markets to survive. It demonstrates Clarke Energy being an inspiring case of a company that has looked at innovative possibilities to handle that new and constantly changing ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Using biogas for combined heat and power

    An integral part of the majority of anaerobic digestion facilities across the world is the CHP combined heat and power (CHP) engine. For the first time builder of a biogas plant, it is often neglected as the focus is on reducing the capital costs ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Using biogas for combined heat and power

    An integral part of the majority of anaerobic digestion facilities across the world is the CHP combined heat and power (CHP) engine. For the first time builder of a biogas plant, it is often neglected as the focus is on reducing the capital costs ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Avoiding the Power Grid with Renewable Energy

    For approximately one hundred years, thriving countries have been dependent on only one form of distributing power; electricity sent over large transmission grids from plants generating electricity, to customers in businesses, homes, and factories.  Generators extract energy from rooftop solar panels, garbage, and sewage, which replace or assist coal, nuclear, and natural gas plants. A ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Energy and Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’

    Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’ is the latest ‘Downton Abbey.’ Or for us older folks, it is the latest who-shot-JR Ewing – a television series that lots of people are talking about. A story of Congressional intrigue, the 13-part series has caught the attention of not only the viewing public, but also Washington ...

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