Mitis is focusing on the development of a microCHP (Combined Heat and Power) system adapted to the residential sector and based on recuperated cycle micro gas turbine.
Here, CHP is defined as the distributed generation of electricity from piped-in natural gas fuel at a residence or a commercial site complemented by use of exhaust heat for local heating and cooling.
The electric power output of the microCHP system is 1kWe and perfectly adapted to the residential market. Our aim is to provide a disruptive technology with respect the current available products (ICE, Stirling, micro gas turbine) that would allow a widespread deployment of this technology in Europe. Such deployment could drastically reduce the annual primary energy consumption and would provide significant reduction of CO2 emissions (10-20% of total annual CO2 emissions for electricity generation). The conditions for such a market uptake are high efficiency, long life, low cost, low emissions.
With more than 5 million gas heaters installed per year in Europe, the residential heating market in Europe represents a very big opportunity for such a replacement product. MicroCHP is also recognized by EU (2012/27/EU Energy Efficiency) as a strategic component for national energy policies.
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