A very interesting project has been developed in the field of cogeneration in Belgium. I learned about this while visiting the ChemBio exhibition Finland 09 that took place in Helsinki, and was focusing on:
The project emerged as the solution to the technical problems arising from the site's development: on the one hand the industrial estate was not connected to natural gas network. On the other hand, it was at the end of the power line.
The cogeneration project was the solution that made it possible to overcome these power supply problems.
- timber sorting center
- production of wood shavings and pellets
- project management
Cooperation for cogeneration
- This is a cooperation between companies within the same industrial estate
- In the field of energy, this seems to rare enough to be worthy of comment
- The project is hinged on the recovery of materials previously considered as waste
From the financial point of view, the heating costs of the partner companies are cut threefold. Cogeneration makes it possible to replace over 10 million liters of heating fuel a year for the production of the useful heat alone.
The project started January 2006
Work of this project started in January 2006 and the installation is up and running since November 2007. On the strength of this success 4Energy Invest has built an extension that makes it possible to practically double the site's capacity an that was brought into commercial operation May 2008.