REC+ (Recovery Energy Cycle) is an energy system designed to dramatically reduce the energy costs of medium and large consumers of energy which operate for a big number of hours during the year and which simultaneously consume electric and heating energy or electric and cooling energy. It is a compact system which can be installed outdoors or indoors. It is based on the principles of cogeneration and trigeneration, which means that it delivers two or three kinds of energy simultaneously. Its core is an internal combustion engine which can be powered by different kinds of fuel – ideally natural gas, but also possible are diesel, LPG, biogas, biomethane, depending on the most cost-effective fuel option available. In addition to lower energy costs, REC+ ensures drastic reduction of CO2 emissions, as well as lower dependence on the grid.
|Output:||Always: Electricity, Thermal Energy
Optional: Cooling Energy
|Input:||Fuel: mainly natural gas, but may also run on biogas (biomethane), diesel, LPG|
|Sectors:||Agricultural, Industrial, Service
Examples: farms, factories, hotels, airports, office buildings