Cogeneration or CHP is the simultaneous production process of electrical and thermal energy. A major advantage of this system goes through its improved energy efficiency since the thermal energy produced by the plant is recovered, replacing the need of using conventional burners produce heat. Another great advantage is the production of electrical energy that can be exported to the national grid or be used internally.
Cogeneration represents an important competitive factor for companies and also an important factor for reducing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.
The Metalcértima developed cogeneration systems adapted to the ceramics industry and trigeneration for hospitals adding the production of steam or hot and cold water.