Quadgeneration systems are some of the most advanced gas engine driven power plants in the world. Quadgeneration encompasses the features of a trigeneration system, with combined electricity, heat and cooling but in addition includes the recovery of carbon dioxide from the exhaust gas. This carbon dioxide is scrubbed and can be used in industrial process or offers the potential for carbon sequestration.
- Potential for low or zero carbon emissions
- Reduced operational costs versus separate purchase of electricity, heat, cooling and carbon dioxide.
- Uses all potential resources from gas utilisation
- Has a wide range of potential applications
Carbon dioxide can be used for a number of purposes including:
- As a growth enhancer in plants
- Food industry
- Industrial processes
Carbon dioxide recovered and scrubbed from gas engines is widely used in the horticultural industry, most notably in greenhouses across the Netherlands. Here the exhaust gas is scrubbed using the Codinox system and is pumped into the greenhouses. This carbon dioxide is used by the plants in photosynthesis and physically becomes part of the plant, hence removing it from the atmosphere and reducing carbon emissions. Alternatively carbon dioxide can be scrubbed and cleaned then used as a substance for drinks and food manufacture, such as carbonation in the soft drinks industry, or other industrial processes. Quadgeneration not only provides the benefits of high efficiency generation, utilising over 90% of the energy contained within the gas, it also utilises carbon dioxide, a by-product of the combustion process to give the highest levels of environment performance and offers the potential for zero carbon emissions.
Clarke Energy is able to facilitate in the engineering and supply of quadgeneration plants based around the GE’s Jenbacher gas engine. Please speak to your local Clarke Energy sales office to discuss your specific requirements.