The European Association for the Promotion of Cogeneration (COGEN Europe) says increasing the combined heat and power (CHP or cogeneration) in European industries could lead to an improvement in companies’ competitiveness and drive an economic recovery through industry.

“Instead of simply using energy to produce heat, an industry can use cogeneration on site to gain greater control over its energy costs, boost productivity, and demonstrably reduce its carbon footprint”, the paper says.