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Biogas Cogeneration

Cogeneration, also referred to as Combined Heat and Power (CHP), has been around for quite some time. In the past 5 to 10 years, the technology for CHP systems has improved significantly and the technology to treat Biogas has also improved dramatically giving us the ability to achieve significantly more uptime/output, while managing maintenance costs to those consistent with burning natural gas.
With the ability to achieve better results more reliably, cogeneration is a significant opportunity for wastewater treatment biogas producers to benefit in the following ways:

  • Positive Impact on Economics in Multiple Areas
    • Produces power at a cost below retail electricity
    • Displaces purchased fuels for thermal needs
    • Better digestion increases CHP output and reduces tipping fees
  • Qualifies as a renewable fuel for green power programs
  • Enhances power reliability for the treatment plant
  • Opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas and air emissions

See what else the EPA has to say here.

Biogas Cogeneration Solutions