Cogeneration is a technique where the production of heat and electricity occurs in a single process or power plant. A modern fossil-fuel power plant transforms about half the primary energy content of its fuel into electricity and rejects the rest as ‘waste’ heat. Cogeneration or Combined Heat and Power (CHP), uses a part of that heat to satisfy a heat demand which would otherwise require energy from another source,usually a fuel. The heat is often in the form of hot exhaust gases, steam or hot water. CHP thus improves the overall efficiency of fuel utilisation and saves on primary energy in comparison to the conventional separate production of power and heat.
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Cogeneration of heat TECHNOLOGY - News Highlights
At the request of the European Commission's Directorate General for Energy (DG ENER), the Institute for Energy and Transport of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has recently produced a number of scientific and technical reports into cogeneration of heat and power, district heating and cooling and other related issues.
In June 2010 Henrik Bindslev, Director of the Danish National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy (Risø DTU), was named chairman of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA), replacing Ton Hoff (ECN). Here, Mr Bindlev outlines how he sees the development of the EERA and how alternative energy technologies are emerging faster than anticipated.
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The 4th annual GeoPower Europe conference and exhibition claims to be the best-attended geothermal energy conference in Europe.Highlights this year include a focus on district heating and CHP, interactive sessions with top-level speakers, the Eastern European market, and more case studies than ever before.
In late September, 27 partners gathered in Brussels to kick off the "ene.field" project.
How can the EU’s budget help achieve ‘green recovery’? How can this be done in a context of financial crisis and austerity where Member States are cutting national budgets and preparing to cut the EU’s budget, too?
Materials are at the core of industrial innovation and enable it. The materials presented in this new Roadmap complement and expand the technology roadmaps developed in the context of the SET-Plan as the basis for its implementation.
The Annual Congress is open to all EERA Members and external stakeholders, representatives from ministries, funding agencies, the European Commission, industry, scientific institutes and universities as well as politicians (national and European) with an interest in energy research.
The European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-Platform) and Euroheat & Power, the international association representing the District Heating and Cooling sector in Europe, are joining forces and organising the 2012 Conference on Renewable Heating and Cooling.
On 19th March, the conference "Energy research in Europe: Germany's contribution to the SET-Plan" was held in the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology in Berlin. The timely organisation of the conference after the release of the EU Energy Roadmap 2050 that calls for a reinforced SET-Plan, demonstrated the commitment of Germany to the joint implementation of the SET-Plan by industry, Member States and the European Commission. About 120 participants, including representatives of the European Commission and Member States, experts from industry and science and representatives of the Federal Ministries involved in the energy research programme came together to discuss ways how to improve cooperation in the field of energy research, development and demonstration.Attached are the conference presentations and promotional flyer.
Materials are at the core of industrial innovation and enable it. The materials presented in this new Roadmap complement and expand the technology roadmaps developed in the context of the SET-Plan as the basis for its implementation. It puts forward key materials research and innovation activities to advance energy technologies for the next 10 years.
- Advanced fossil fuel production
- Cement energy efficiency
- Cogeneration of heat and power
- Carbon capture and storage
- Concentrated solar power
- Electricity grids
- Electricity storage in the power sector
- Fuel cells and hydrogen
- Geothermal power
- Nuclear fission power
- Nuclear fusion power
- Marine energy
- Road transport efficiency
- Solar heating and cooling
- Solar photovoltaic
- Wind energy