Cogeneration and Trigeneration

Cogeneration systems are systems that produce electrical and heat energy from mechanical energy obtained by an internal combustion engine or turbine by burning fossil sourced fuels such as oil and natural gas and renewable energy sources such as biogas and landfill gas.

Based on the 1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics, large amounts of heat are released when power machines such as engines and turbines obtain mechanical energy from fuels. In conventional systems, fuel is converted into useful energy with 30-40% efficiency, while in cogeneration systems, the fuel can be converted into useful energy with an efficiency of 60% -70% by using heat energy as useful energy and can be used in comfort heating installations or in the heat needs of industrial processes. Considering that most of the energy in industrial applications is used for heat-required processes such as heating, melting, cooking, annealing, drying, energy input costs of cogeneration systems are reduced by 20% -40% with investments such as 3-4 years.





Hot water or steam produced with electrical energy from cogeneration systems can be passed through absorption cooling system to produce cold water for cooling. For systems designed in this way; It is called “TRIGENERATION” because it can meet the electricity, heating and cooling needs at the same time.