The main objective was to show the feasibility of biomass in order to produce combined heating and cooling. The energy study of the European heat market and the policy of energy, aims to demonstrate the meaning of the study. Furthermore, the weather in Catalonia is confirming the interest for the topic. Biomass is a renewable energy and this implies a considerable reduction of the pollution. The technical and economical study shows the feasibility of this innovative solution for the use of refrigeration. The key points for the feasibility of the project are: The requirements of the user, the power to install, the price of biomass and the distance between the power plant and the residential district. District heating and cooling is a sustainable solution concerning the energy savings and cost savings. Biomass price is stable. The biomass supply should be ensured in district heating and cooling in order to guarantee the service to the users. The investment of combined heating and cooling is lower than the investment of only heating if we consider the service provided. The monthly fee for the user is considerably cheaper. The system could be used in any industry which requires refrigeration in their processes. For example, the food industry sector could be an interesting place to promote these systems.
PFC del programa Erasmus EPS elaborat a Jyväskylan Ammattikorkeakoulu
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