The continuous improvement of resource and energy efficiency is important in terms of the sufficiency of natural resources and climate change mitigation. CHP production addresses both of those issues because over 90% of the fuel's primary energy is used to produce district heating and electricity.
Using biomass and waste
Generating heat and power by adding carbon-neutral fuels to the mix dramatically reduces emissions. Unlike single-source power and heat production with natural gas or coal, CHP with biomass and waste in the fuel mix reduces CO2 emissions by up to 40%.
CHP balances the seasonality of electricity demand with intermittent production from renewables.