Combined Heat and Power Focus

DECC's Free resource supporting the development of CHP

CHP Helpline 0845 365 5153 or 01235 753033

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Combustion processes can produce small quantities of various organic and chemical compounds which may include gases of unburned hydrocarbons (UHC). These compounds often occur alongside particle and carbon monoxide emissions and, therefore, tend to be associated with poorly controlled combustion or inadequate maintenance. However, under normal circumstances, the emissions levels of these compounds are not considered a major concern.

In CHP schemes that incorporate the combustion of by-product or waste fuels, there may be other compounds such as dioxins, furans, heavy metals etc. in the exhaust gases. Most plants of this type are regulated under the EP Regulations as incineration installations, and often incorporate techniques for cleaning exhaust gases before discharge to atmosphere.


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UK CHP Development Map

UK CHP Development Map

UK CHP Development Map

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The UK CHP Development Tool is the latest version of the map, originally developed as a tool aimed at assisting power station developers consider the opportunities for supplying heat and development of combined heat and power (CHP) as required under planning policy. However, it can also be used by both small and large organisations to help identify the locations where the supply of CHP heat would have the greatest potential, and therefore the largest positive environmental impact.

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