Cogeneration - Definition, glossary, details

Cogeneration is a single process that produces both heat and power simultaneously. This is a highly efficient process producing electricity and heat from the same energy source. Thermal energy produced in the system can be used directly for certain applications or indirectly to produce steam, hot air for drying or chilled water for process cooling. Some of the benefits of cogeneration are as follows: ·         Increased efficiency of energy conversion ·         Lower emission of greenhouse gases mainly CO2 ·         Large cost savings, providing additional competitiveness for industrial and commercial users while offering affordable heat for domestic users also. ·         Provides an opportunity to move towards decentralized forms of electricity generation.

Other Terms

Carbon capture and storage Carbon sink Carbon Sequestration
Clean Development Mechanism Climate Change Carbon Credits
Carbon Trading Cap and Trade Carbon Footprint
Carbon Offset CO2 Scrubber Chemical Absorption
Certified Emission Reduction (CER) Coal Bed Methane (CBM) Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX)
Carbon Cycle Carbon Tax Clathrate Gun Hypothesis
Canadian Sedimentary Basin Carbon dioxide Fertilization Carbon dioxide Equivalent
Carbon Intensity Clean Coal technology Carbon Emission Reduction Target (CERT)
Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Carbon Market
Conference of Parties (COP) Carbon Allowance Carbon Offset
Cap Rock Chloroflurocarbons (CFCs) CO2 migration
Carbon Adsorbent California Climate Action Registry (CCAR) Carbon Financial Instrument (CFI) contract
Carbon leakage Carbon Neutral Climate Feedback
Climate lag Coal Mine Methane Carbon Accounting
Coal Gasification Carbon Price Carbon Calculation

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