Failure of this distribution system would result in death or sickness of countless citizens not to mention the economic loss of what is obviously spoiled. Medicines demand low temperature storage if they are to do their job of saving lives and preserving health.
Cogeneration is not new. Large industrial facilities have burned natural gas to generate electricity and have recovered the heat from the engine jacket and exhaust to serve as process and space heat without burning additional fuel. In fact if you examine the large gap between natural gas costs versus electrical prices in the United States there is strong incentive to generate your own power if the heat can help offset the costs.
We see the economics are very positive with capital investment paybacks on the order of 10,000 hours. We also see higher system reliability as disasters interrupting the electrical grid are of no consequence if you have your own electrical supply. The time has come to start applying this technology to systems smaller than 50 kilowatts or micro installations. Throwing away 60 percent of the fuel value is irresponsible in light of escalating energy costs. To buy electricity and…
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