Quad-generation could relieve CO2 shortage concerns


E.ON on-site generation expert, Stephen Newman, provided gasworld with an opinion piece on quad-generation following the recent shortage of CO2 which impacted food and beverage industries during the summer of 2018.

Newman explained how carbon is considered a dirty word in industry, often associated with global warming and air pollution. However, the incapacitating shortage of CO2 across the food and beverage industries has brought to light its prominence within society and has stimulated ideas amongst businesses, to generate and capture their own supplies.

Manufacturers have resorted to investigate the option of producing their own CO2; both to prevent future shortages and to increase wider business resilience. That can be done through an innovative energy solution called quad-generation where heat, power, cooling and CO2 capture are all delivered by one process.

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