The company says that its application is suited to cogeneration applications where excess heat capacity during summer months can be used instead to provide cooling.

A paper describing the design and building of a new, 130 MWe cogeneration plant at the Esso refinery in Antwerp, Belgium, formed by far the most positive point of COGEN Europe’s annual conference held in Brussels on 21-22 April. The plant, which represented an investment of over €100 million by Esso, was opened last month.