90 percent of our energy comes from fossil fuels – and we use more than half of that for space and process heating. At HANNOVER MESSE, GP JOULE is proving that it doesn’t have to be this way.
The company’s aim is to efficiently connect heating and energy production and move the entire network over to renewable energy. Key to this project are block-type thermal power stations (BTTPs), which generate both electricity and heat on site.
Distributed Plants to Play a Key Role
Many of these distributed power plants have arisen as a result of the strong development of renewable energy. In Germany today there are around 900 biogas plants. And their waste heat holds enormous potential.
For instance, it could even see the establishment of district heating networks that deliver surplus heat from plants to private households. Ideally, production, distribution, and consumption would form a system driven entirely by renewable energy.