Small CHP Systems
Metacons small CHP systems enable local power and heat production from biogas, natural gas and ethanol, for independent use or for connection to the commercial grid. They are designed for continuous operation, long service intervals and minimum environmental impact.
Within the EU’s Horizon 2020 program, Metacon’s subsidiary Helbio commercializes a 5 kW cogeneration system with a multi-fuel reformer that can be powered by biogas, natural gas or gasoline. The system, called Prometheus 5, produces 5 kW of electricity and about 7 kW of thermal power. This means that the annual energy production is 42 500 kWh electricity and 60 000 kWh heat in the form of hot water 70 – 80 ° C.
Prometheus 5 is intended for smaller buildings and companies, as well as for villages and temporary facilities such as field hospitals, refugee camps etc. in powerless areas. Production is reliable and the overall energy and cost efficiency exceeds the equivalent performance of internal combustion engines, gas turbines, wind turbines and solar cells.
The system consists of reformer and fuel cell with control computer and operator panel, as well as voltage converters and heat exchangers for connection to the property’s electricity and heating system.
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