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CHP Technologies

Catalog of CHP Technologies

The Catalog of CHP Technologies (PDF) (131 pp, 3.5 MB) provides an overview of how combined heat and power (CHP) systems work and the key concepts of efficiency and power-to-heat ratios. It also provides information about the cost and performance characteristics of five commercially available CHP prime movers.

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Waste Heat to Power

Waste Heat to Power Systems (PDF) (9 pp, 661K) provides resource owners, facility managers, developers, and other interested parties with a comprehensive overview of WHP and a characterization of the WHP market. Specific topics addressed include the following:

  • Introduction to WHP and a description of key WHP technologies
  • Key factors that affect the economic feasibility of WHP in the industrial sector
  • Description of the most promising industrial sector WHP applications
  • Typical installed costs and generating costs for WHP
  • Current market penetration of WHP systems in the United States
  • Market barriers to WHP
  • Case studies of successful WHP projects

Biomass CHP Catalog of Technologies

The Biomass CHP Catalog of Technologies (PDF) (122 pp, 5.7 MB) provides resource owners, facility managers, developers, policymakers, and other interested parties with a detailed technology characterization of biomass CHP systems. The report reviews the technical and economic characterization of biomass resources, biomass preparation, energy conversion technologies, power production systems, and complete integrated systems.

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Additional Information About CHP Technology

EPA's Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program's Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Technology Center has verified the performance of both fuel cell and microturbine systems, some of which include heat recovery systems (i.e., CHP). Both documents include the research methodology as an appendix:

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