European residential and commercial combined heat and power (CHP) firm EC Power is to partner with US-based boiler and water heater manufacturer Lochinvar to launch a cogeneration product for the North American market.  

The firms have agreed to launch their new product at the beginning of 2019.

According to Denmark-based EC Power, its CHP plants have up to 96 per cent efficiency and can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 50 per cent.

“Cogeneration is a huge step in sustainability and energy efficiency,” said Christian Neve, EC Power’s chief sales officer. “The concept has proven to be incredibly successful in the European market and it continues to grow in popularity.

“Lochinvar has been leading the North American industry for more than 70 years, so their level of expertise was the perfect match for this project as we work together to create new opportunities for enhanced efficiency.”

And Mike Lahti, Tennessee-based Lochinvar’s vice-president of sales, marketing and business development, said cogeneration “is a game changer for the North American market as commercial facilities such as in-patient care, universities, hotels and multi-family complexes have an increasing desire for products that provide reliable hot water and reduced energy costs.”

Lahti said the new partnership would “expand the availability of cogeneration technology [and] reduce operating costs for businesses”.