COGEN Europe, the European Association for the Promotion of Cogeneration, is very pleased to announce that Christian Grotholt, CEO at 2G, and Alex Marshall, Group Marketing and Compliance Director at Clarke Energy, have joined its Executive Committee. Both newly elected members represent companies committed to making climate neutrality a reality by 2050. Marc Vignal (EAME Marking Manager, Solar Turbines) was also elected Treasurer.
Hans Korteweg, Managing Director at COGEN Europe, is looking forward to welcoming both Christian Grotholt and Alex Marshall: “These are important times for the energy sector. All actors have to step up their commitments and actions today to have net-zero emissions by 2050. With cogeneration, we can get there quicker and more cost-effectively. Having 2G and Clarke Energy on board, is a great asset to bring that message.”
CEO of 2G, Christian Grotholt, sees great potential for energy efficiency and decentralised solutions in the energy transition: “As Europe is replacing large polluting and inefficient power plants by more sustainable solutions, cogeneration can become the next backbone of the energy system. It allows citizens and businesses to get supplied with electricity and heat in a safe, efficient and environmentally friendly manner. This solution approach is even more sustainable with the utilisation of green hydrogen as a fuel what is already possible today. It is an honour for me to advocate for this at the heart of Europe.”
Alex Marshall, Group Marketing and Compliance Director at Clarke Energy, adds: “Clarke Energy has been working in the cogeneration sector for over 30 years and operates in numerous European countries. With our ongoing European expansion, we are delighted to be invited to join the Executive Committee of COGEN Europe, the leading trade body in the region representing the interests of energy efficiency and cogeneration technology. It is important to steer the industry to a zero-carbon future and position cogeneration as a way to support the delivery of European Union’s zero carbon targets. We hope to be able to support this goal as part of our participation in the Executive Committee.”
About 2G Energy AG
2G Energy AG is one of the leading international manufacturers of combined heat and power plants (CHP) for the decentralised generation and supply of electricity and heat using CHP technology. Besides its headquarter in Heek (Germany) 2G operates six sales and service sites in Europe as well as one each in the US and Canada.
The 2G Energy product range includes plants with an electrical output between 20 kW to 2,000 kW for operation with natural gas, biogas and other lean gases such as hydrogen. To date, 2G has successfully installed more than 6,000 CHP plants in 50 countries. In the output range between 50 kW and 550 kW especially, 2G has its own combustion engine concepts with low fuel consumption, high availability and optimised maintenance requirements.
2G Energy’s customer base ranges from farming to industry, municipalities, residential sector to utility companies and major energy suppliers. Customer satisfaction is closely connected with the dense service network and the high technical quality and performance of 2G Energy power plants. Through combined heat and power generation, they reach overall efficiency levels of between 85% and far above 90%.
2G Energy is consistently expanding its technological leadership through continuous research and development work in gas engine technology. In addition to designing and manufacturing CHP plants, the company offers full solutions, from planning and installation to servicing and maintenance services. CHP plants are increasingly gaining importance in intelligent networked energy systems, called virtual power plants, due to their decentralisation, controllability and predictable availability.
About Clarke Energy
Clarke Energy, a KOHLER company, is a leader in the engineering, design, installation and long-term maintenance of gas engine-based power plants. The company is an authorised distributor for INNIO Jenbacher in 27 countries. Clarke Energy employs over 1,200 staff and has over 7.0 GW of Jenbacher gas engines installed globally.