Heat recycling

Heat is the ultimate form of energy, any form of energy can be converted into heat but heat cannot be fully convert back. When a process produce heat which is not the processes main function this heat is generally a by product and so dissipated in the surrounding area.
To make use of waste heat can represent a huge economic gain for a company.
But sometimes, for little structures, the primary investment defeats the initiative. So, nowadays, in the context of climate change and energy transition, governments distribute subventions to help companies to contribute to a better energy use by recycling the heat in a rational way and not just throw it away.

Combined heat and power generation

CHP (Combined heat and power), often called cogeneration is the simultaneous generation of useful heat and power (generally electricity).
Since electricity generation is mainly done via turbines or internal combustion engines, it results in heat production.
By making a rational use of this heat, input energy required for a combined heat and power system is considerably lower than the isolated generation of both and therefore reduces the energy consumption, CO2 emissions and energy bill.

Combined cold, heat and power generation

CCHP (Combined cooling, heat and power) also called trigeneration is the simulataneous generation of usefull heat, cold and power.
Absorption refrigeration plants with their inherent need of heat can be easily integrated into a CCHP platform.
Isolated places often need electricity, generally they are using a power generator to create electricity. Instead of driving a compression refrigeration system with the electricity produced to fulfill a cooling need, an effective usage of the generated heat can be done in order to refrigerate, then the plant energy input can be downsized.
Many industrial, agronomical, food industry, pharmaceutical and chemical processes need heat as well as cold, thus a smart CCHP integration permits you to save a lot of energy and costs.

Combining a biogas plant with ammonia absorption

example of dairy production

In medium to big farms for dairy production the need for a considerable electrical power supply and for a continuous refrigeration has to be fulfilled.

The cost for biogas plants has decreased significantly over the last years. At the same time an improved technology has simplified its usage.

A biogas reactor converts cow dung into useful biofuel, this biofuel can then be burnt in an engine to produce power and heat. The generated heat can be used to drive an absorption refrigeration plant in order to satisfy the refrigeration demand of the dairy production.

Our turnkey absorption plants can easily be integrated into existing refrigeration installations and turn your farm into a highly efficient and eco-friendly power producer.

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Chemical industry

In chemical industry, in many production steps, exothermic reactions take place and so an intense cooling is sometimes required. The heat from the chemical reactions can be used to produce the cold necessary for the production process. In petrochemical plants recycling the heat of the exothermic reactions represents a large energy saving.