CHP is an efficient, low-carbon approach to generating both electricity and heat from a single fuel source. The technology is ideal for farms and businesses with higher heating requirements.
“CHP is an excellent sustainable energy option to install alongside a wind turbine or, where a turbine may not be viable, as a potential alternative,” says Steve Milner managing director of Earthmill.
He continues: “We have been staying close to all emerging technologies. This is the first time we have seen a clean power technology that is sustainable and proven to deliver the same long-term returns on investment and operational benefits we saw in the wind sector several years ago.”
CHP works by gasifying sustainably sourced wood chips. (As pictured) Due to the high temperatures at which the process takes place the system is incredibly clean, producing 93% less CO2 than equivalent gas-powered systems and virtually zero nitrogen oxides. Despite requiring a relatively small gird connection the system is designed to run continuously and produces a significant yield of both heat and electricity throughout the year.
Earthmill was launched in 2009 and now has a successfully ever growing fleet of over 220 turbines and are looking forward to the same success with their CHP division.