Micro cogeneration (mCHP) is an important technology for the Gas Industry as it is seen as one of the main applications for natural gas to remain in the house of tomorrow when traditional boilers are becoming obsolete or too expensive in comparison with other appliances. Especially in the new building sector, the heat demand will become very low due to energy savings regulations, asking for high insulation and system efficiency.
The goal of the workshop is to gather the main actors from the Gas Industry, Manufacturers and European Authorities in order to define a Gas Industry strategy to facilitate the development and integration of mCHP technology. This strategy will also consider non technical aspects.
The purpose of the mCHP workshop is:
- To dress the picture / To summarize the state of the art of the technology today world wide and make a synthesis of the different on-going projects;
- From (1), to identify which actions are needed to facilitate the introduction of the technology on the market;
- To organize the collaboration needed within the Gas Industry and with the manufacturers & Authorities;
- To convince all stakeholders that the technology is available and shall be taken into account and may need support (e.g. the Japanese model).
In parallel with technical sessions a small exhibition will be organized with manufacturers willing to present their products.