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Title: Analyzing a self-managed CHP system for greenhouse cultivation as a profitable way to reduce CO2-emissions
Authors: COMPERNOLLE, Tine
WITTERS, Nele
VAN PASSEL, Steven
THEWYS, Theo
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Citation: ENERGY, 36(4). p. 1940-1947
Abstract: To counter global warming, a transition to a low-carbon economy is needed. The greenhouse sector can contribute by installing Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems, known for their excellent energy efficiency. Due to the recent European liberalization of the energy market, glass horticulturists have the opportunity to sell excess electricity to the market and by tailored policy and support measures, regional governments can fill the lack of technical and economic knowledge, causing initial resistance. This research investigates the economic and environmental opportunities using two detailed cases applying a self managed cogeneration system. The Net Present Value is calculated to investigate the economic feasibility. The Primary Energy Saving, the CO2 Emission Reduction indicator and an Emission Balance are applied to quantify the environmental impact. The results demonstrate that a self-managed CHP system is economic viable and that CO2 emissions are reduced. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Notes: [Compernolle, Tine; Witters, Nele; Van Passel, Steven; Thewys, Theo] Hasselt Univ, Ctr Environm Sci, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. tine.compernolle@uhasselt.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/11943
DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2010.02.045
ISI #: 000289605900014
ISSN: 0360-5442
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2012
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