Co-generation using calcium carbide plant furnace gas

March 27th, 2013, Published in Articles: Energize

by Mike Rycroft, editor

It is estimated that South African mineral smelters and chemical processes have the potential to generate more than 2000 MW of electricity from waste gases. In addition to reducing grid energy consumption, projects of this type qualify for clean development mechanism (CDM) funding and are becoming more and more popular as electricity prices rise.

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