Our partnership with Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (CCH) has allowed one of our signature innovations to flourish in several countries. From Western Europe to Ukraine, our Quad-Gen combined-heat-and-power plants supply CCH with energy that is more reliable and less expensive, while substantially reducing the environmental impact of its existing operations. In fact, these installations are cutting carbon emissions by more than 80,000 tons.
Quadrigeneration involves building a cogeneration facility at each CCH location to provide electric power, heat and steam, chilled water, and food-grade carbon dioxide. The plants use one or more simple gas engines, and capture the engine’s exhaust gas to provide heat, hot water and/or steam. Heat recovered from the engines cooling system is transformed to chilled water via absorption chiller. In parallel with heat generation, carbon dioxide is removed from the exhaust gas, cleaned, compressed and purified to beverage/food-grade quality and used to carbonate CCH’s carbonated drinks. With this technology we are able to reduce the CO2 emissions by 95%.
In addition to providing these environmental benefits, we have kept costs low for CCH by standardizing the design of each facility so that operations are consistent and any necessary construction can occur simultaneously in multiple locations.
In Europe, we are operating Quad-Gen plants for CCH in Kiev (Ukraine), Knockmore Hill (Northern Ireland), Nogara (Italy), Ploiesti (Romania), and Radzymin (Poland). Additionally, we have built and operate a Tri-Generation (Tri-Gen) plant in Oricola (Italy).
How we work with our neighbors in Italy:
- Organizing plant visits for Verona high school students that provided insight on cogeneration and career opportunities in energy
- Sponsored a local tennis tournament