Improving Standby Rate Design Would Help Industries Increase Efficiency, Reduce Emissions, and Save Money

March 13, 2018 in Efficiency Authors: Anna Dirkswager, Jamie Scripps

What is Combined Heat and Power?

Combined heat and power (CHP) is a system that not only generates electricity, but also harnesses the thermal energy from power generation for heating and cooling applications (typically burning natural gas for electricity and capturing the exhaust for steam heat). By combining these two processes, some CHP systems can achieve thermal efficiencies of 60-80 percent, which is up to twice the efficiency of traditional power generation. Continue reading »

Biogenic Carbon Utilization Initiative

August 4, 2017 in Carbon Management Author: Anna Dirkswager

The Biogenic Carbon Utilization Initiative focuses on developing market opportunities to use or store carbon dioxide (CO2) generated when forest or farm-based feedstocks are processed.  Utilizing naturally occurring CO2 as a revenue stream provides a meaningful opportunity to generate negative emissions while maintaining important industrial economies. Continue reading »