Cogeneration and tri-generation are processes that recover heat typically vented into the atmosphere and convert it into useful heating and/or cooling for on-site use. This process of capturing the waste heat consumes significantly less fuel than conventional electric and thermal generation, which increases efficiency and cuts CO2 emissions.
Fuel is used to create electricity and excess heat is vented into the atmosphere. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), more than two-thirds of the fuel used to generate power in the US is lost as waste heat.
Our approach captures waste heat, converts it into useful on-site thermal and cooling, thereby maximizing efficiency. GCP’s approach is at least double the efficiency of conventional generation, significantly reducing CO2 emissions.
CHP has been widely adopted by the United States’ trade partners due to the benefits of increased energy efficiency: