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EnerTwin

A small power plant for houses & commercial buildings, using clean fuels and producing electricity & heat

January 2021
March 2024

EnerTwin

A small power plant for houses & commercial buildings, using clean fuels and producing electricity & heat

  • World Alliance Member
  • Featured Solution
  • Labelled Solution
Label Date March 19, 2024
From Netherlands
Maturity stage TRL 9 / CRI 3-4 - Commercial Scale Up / Multiple commercial Applications

Where heat pumps fail, and solar PV cannot be used, the EnerTwin is the perfect solution to improve the energy efficiency of a building and to reduce greenhouse emissions. These situations especially occur in historical buildings which form the centre of many beautiful European cities and villages. Apart from giving the necessary heat to the users of a building, it also provides locally generated electricity at unmatched efficiency (over 94%) by using clean fuels such as biomethane, green gas and hydrogen. The EnerTwin is a very small domestic power plant where a boiler and an electricity generator are combined in a single durable device. The heart of the EnerTwin is a micro turbine that drives a generator. Microturbines can be easily installed, have a very long life and require very little maintenance. EnerTwin is "micro cogeneration plus": it will keep our inner cities liveable for the next generations, at affordable cost.

The Environmental Benefits

  • EnerTwin generates electricity at a (marginal) cost that is substantially lower compared to buying electricity from an energy utility - This cost advantage is around 50 - 60%.
  • CO2 emissions reductions are on average between 4 and 10 ton per system per year - This is achieved due very efficient cogeneration (no heat- and transport losses)
  • EnerTwin solves energy transition problems in historical buildings - the EnerTwin solution can quickly be implemented, has substantial lower cost than installing heat pumps and does not affect the historical heritage of our monuments
  • 4 to 10 tons of CO2 emissions reduction per EnerTwin installed per year. Variation results from amount of running hours, different fuel types compared and source of electricity (e.g. generated by coal fired power plant vs natural gas fired power plant etc
  • The EnerTwin is certified for 100% biomethane or Bio-LPG, 100% renewable gas as well as a mix of gas with 23% Hydrogen, thereby providing additional reduction the carbon emissions by 100% and 23% respectively
  • EnerTwin can be rapidly deployed at high volumes, thus can have a fast impact on emission reduction targets

The Financial Benefits

  • The EnerTwin has a full ROI between 3 and 8 years (depending on local spark spread) based on the production of much more expensive electricity as a by-product of the heating function
  • The EnerTwin, by means of its turbine technology, requires 80% less maintenance compared to other micro CHP systems- Installation takes up to 5 times less time compared to competing products
  • EnerTwin is built with over 85% of COTS components from the HVAC and automotive industry

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Company Profile

Micro Turbine Technology (MTT)

MTT develops and commercializes cleantech cogen products based on micro turbines running on biomethane and hydrogen.

Headquarters 5633 AE Eindhoven, Netherlands
Type Company
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Cleantech Group

The Cleantech Group is a company that supports the development and marketability of clean technologies. The Cleantech Group provides members of its Cleantech network access to capital, investors, research and promotional opportunities. The group also provides advisory services for large corporations and governments. Founded in 2002, the Cleantech Group owns the term "cleantech" as a registered trademark.

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InnoEnergy

InnoEnergy supports and invests in innovation at every stage of the journey – from classroom to end-customer.

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Horizon Results Platform - European Commission

The Horizon Results Platform is a new European Commission platform helping EU Research & Innovation funding beneficiaries to valorise their results with a view to creating socio-economic impact.

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