Title
Analyzing a self-managed CHP system for greenhouse cultivation as a profitable way to reduce CO2-emissions Analyzing a self-managed CHP system for greenhouse cultivation as a profitable way to reduce CO2-emissions
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Bioscience Engineering
Publication type
article
Publication
Oxford ,
Subject
Engineering sciences. Technology
Source (journal)
Energy: the international journal. - Oxford
Source (book)
5th Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, 30th September to 3rd October 2009, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Volume/pages
36(2011) :4 , p. 1940-1947
ISSN
0360-5442
ISI
000289605900014
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
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.
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