Claverton Combined Heat and Power Energy Conferences

CHP / RENEWABLE / POWER ROAD SHOWS &  CONFERENCES 2013 With many conferences, the more you pay, the more, higher paid industry executives you get from “Big Energy” spouting what is essentially self-serving propaganda. These Claverton / GMP conferences will have by contrast incisive discussions of the real energy issues facing us, taking apart the dramatic failure of years of UK Energy […]

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Vested interests water down chp cogeneration district heating and energy savings proposal in the new Energy Saving Directive

The intention of the Directive was that Member States shall develop a plan for heating, cooling, and the development of effective national electricity production (CHP)  efficient of district heating and cooling. Lobbying changed this to Member States were committed to developing costs and benefits analysis of  high efficiency cogeneration, and heating and cooling to determine […]

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Are large thermal stores and Combined Heat and Power District Heating (CHP) with District Heating (DH) pipes to deliver heat to buildings is more likely to be a better solution to de carbonising the building heating sector than relying on large-scale electricity storage of renewable or nuclear electricity (the “all electric solution”) delivered to buildings via cable?

One of the most intractable energy problems in Europe is how to deal with the heating load of buildings, (11 EJ/y), which is the largest user of primary energy and is presently met largely with gas. This heat load will not go away due to the expense of insulating the legacy buildings beyond quite modest […]

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Technology Strategy Board Retrofit for Future a study to minimise CO2 emissions for typical UK housing comparing Combined Heat and Power District Heating with Insulation. March 2011

  Executive Summary.   This work illustrates that the objective of minimising CO2 emissions from a typical late 1960s/early 1970s London houses in a terrace of five houses, is to connect them to district heating. Connection to the district heating gives a lower capital cost per tonne of CO2 displaced than alternative insulation measures. The […]

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The Cogeneration or CHP Directive

This refers to the ”’Directive on the promotion of cogeneration based on a useful heat demand in the internal energy market and amending Directive  92/62/EEC”’, officially 2004/8/EC and popularly better known as the ‘CHP Directive’ It is a European Union directive for promoting the use of cogeneration in order to increase the energy efficiency and […]

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Owning and Operating Costs of Waste and Biomass Power Plants

Claverton Energy Conference, 23/24/25th October 2009

Dave Andrews, DAEC

Here are some broad brush head line figures for the owning and operating of a particular kind of advanced staged combustion power plant, obtained from a leading manufacturer, suitable for biomass, waste materials and waste wood. The process is essential combustion, but is referred to as gasification / combustion, meaning the material is first charred on a grate, with the off syngas being burnt in a separate adjacent and low level refractory chamber. The char is then burnt at a later stage as it moves down the great. This leads to greater burn up of fuel and lower emissions. The syngas combustion is maintained within the ceramic, and special gas flows prevent the contaminants in the gases fouling and degrading the ceramics.

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