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Technologies for Reducing Emissions and Costs in Combined Heat and Power Production

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Publication Details
Authors: Auvinen Harri, Santti Ulla, Happonen Ari
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: E3S web of conferences
Title of parent publication: 2019 7th International Conference on Environment Pollution and Prevention (ICEPP 2019)
Volume number: 156
ISSN: 2555-0403
eISSN: 2267-1242
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


According Finnish Energy
association, in Finland roughly three-quarters
of district heat production is based on combined heat and power (CHP)
generation. Correspondingly, one-third of electricity is generated using CHP.
In Finland, the market share of CHP derived electricity is significant, and
therefore used technologies and fuels should be carefully chosen in terms of
costs and emissions. In this paper we consider a case of Kuopio, which is the 9th
biggest city in Finland. In the past few years, the total usage of fossil fuels
has been decreasing and the use of renewable fuels has correspondingly been
increasing. The amount of electricity produced with peat has gradually decreased
during the last 15 years. The common explaining factor for these trends is the
political will and national and municipal level shared common aim to reduce
greenhouse gases and emissions. Furthermore, there are new technical
innovations available, such as flue gas scrubber and district cooling system,
which has been proven to be significant tools to reduce emission and at the
same time investments into these innovations have been shown to save energy and
money, meaning being greener has been also financially lucrative decision for
these sustainability enhancing technology investors.

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