Germany-based Entrade has unveiled E3 tri-generation, the world’s smallest combined cooling, heat and power unit fuelled by local biomass waste.
It is designed to be the ‘missing link’ to establish renewable and weather-independent microgrids by combining solar energy, battery storage systems and the E3 unit.
Entrade’s technology is based on a high-temperature, carbon-neutral and highly efficient gasification process. The unit is so small that it is easily transportable on the back of a pickup truck, and can be installed in less than a day.
The on-site power plant generates 30kW of electricity, up to 60kW of heating and/or up to 30kW of cooling for around 22 homes, a small production facility or a village in a developing country.
The E3 comes with 24/7 remote-management from Entrade’s operations centre at the Technical University in Graz.