What is Tri-generation?

Tri-generation (aka. Combined Cooling, Heating and Power, CCHP) is the process by which one single fuel source is used to produce three useful forms of energy. Generally, a Combined Heat & Power (CHP) is used, wherein electricity is generated (i.e. your typical generator) and the heat by-product is utilized to increase efficiency. Tri-generation takes it one step further! By integrating Enersion’s aDsorption chiller (powered by just heat) with a CHP we can deliver Cooling, Heating and Electricity – all while further reducing energy expenses and carbon emissions.

Types of Tri-generation

CHP vs. CCHP

What is Tri-generation?

Tri-generation (aka. Combined Cooling, Heating & Power, CCHP) is the process by which one single fuel source is used to produce three useful forms of energy. Generally, a Combined Heat & Power (CHP) is used, wherein electricity is generated (i.e. your typical generator) and the heat by-product is utilized to increase efficiency. Tri-generation takes it one step further! By integrating Enersion’s aDsorption chiller (powered by just heat) with a CHP we can deliver Cooling, Heating & Electricity – all while further reducing energy expenses and carbon emissions.

CHP vs. CCHP

The Tri-generation Advantage

  • Localized production of Electricity

  • Higher efficiency, no waste by-product

  • Up to 70% savings on energy bills & up to 90% reduction in GHG emissions

  • Summer Season: Heat converted to cooling

  • Winter Season: Heat used for domestic requirements (space/process heating or hot water)

  • No synthetic refrigerants, plain water is used instead

  • Your choice of input fuel (i.e. natural gas, hydrogen, solar energy)

  • Revenue opportunity by feeding excess electricity to the grid

The Tri-generation Advantage
  • Localized production of Electricity
  • Higher efficiency, no waste by-product
  • Up to 70% savings on energy bills & up to 90% reduction in GHG emissions
  • Summer Season: Heat converted to cooling
  • Winter Season: Heat used for domestic requirements (space/process heating or hot water)
  • No synthetic refrigerants, plain water is used instead
  • Your choice of input fuel (i.e. natural gas, hydrogen, solar energy)
  • Revenue opportunity by feeding excess electricity to the grid

Enersion’s aDsorption Chiller

Our patented chiller is an economical and environmental alternative to conventional (compressor-based) chillers. Stemming from the scientific theory of adsorption, our chiller uses nano-porous materials to create thermal compression and provide cooling. As such, the only input needed is low-grade heat (saving tons of electricity!), and there is no need for synthetic refrigerants (which contribute to 11% of annual GHG emissions) – instead we use plain water. By using plain water in a closed cycle we eliminate any crystallization effects that require increased maintenance.

Specifications:

  • Input Requirement: Hot water between 80 – 85 deg C & power for auxiliary equipment (control panel, pumps)

  • Output: Cold Water at 7 deg C

  • Electrical COP: 18 – meaning for 1kW of electricity you get 18kW of cooling

  • Thermal COP: 0.6 – meaning for 100kW of heat you get 60kW of cooling (17 tons)

Enersion’s aDsorption Chiller
Our patented chiller is an economical and environmental alternative to conventional (compressor-based) chillers. Stemming from the scientific theory of adsorption, our chiller uses nano-porous materials to create thermal compression and provide cooling. As such, the only input needed is low-grade heat (saving tons of electricity!), and there is no need for synthetic refrigerants (which contribute to 11% of annual GHG emissions) – instead we use plain water. By using plain water in a closed cycle we eliminate any crystallization effects that require increased maintenance.

Specifications:
  • Input Requirement: Hot water between 80 – 85 deg C & power for auxiliary equipment (control panel, pumps)
  • Output: Cold Water at 7 deg C
  • Electrical COP: 18 – meaning for 1kW of electricity you get 18kW of cooling
  • Thermal COP: 0.6 – meaning for 100kW of heat you get 60kW of cooling (17 tons)

Applications

Residential

Commercial

Agricultural

Applications

Residential

Commercial

Agricultural

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