30 November 2023
COGEN Europe, the European Association for the Promotion of Cogeneration, is proud to welcome Caterpillar Inc. as a new member (as from 1 November 2023). With sales and revenues of €56.4 billion globally in 2022, Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.
"We are very proud to welcome Caterpillar as a member of COGEN Europe," says Hans Korteweg, Managing Director of COGEN Europe. "For nearly 100 years, Caterpillar has helped their customers build a better, more sustainable world. With facilities in 11 European countries and a vast network of dealers, we have no doubt that Caterpillar will make a valuable contribution to our activities – in terms of knowledge sharing, policy development and advocacy."
"COGEN Europe is a trusted source of technologies and expertise for combined heat and power (CHP) and combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) solutions," said Jason Kaiser, Senior Vice President of Caterpillar Electric Power. "We look forward to helping COGEN Europe lay the groundwork for the wider implementation of highly efficient cogeneration systems."
About Caterpillar cogeneration systems
Most Caterpillar natural gas-fuelled engines can be configured with a CHP or CCHP system to generate power for electrical loads while capturing waste heat that can be repurposed as thermal energy for facility processes or heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) requirements.
While combining grid power and traditional boilers for thermal energy offers less than 50% energy efficiency, CHP and CCHP systems from Caterpillar can provide up to 90% energy efficiency, allowing customers to save on energy spending, provide supply autonomy and reduce emissions.
Caterpillar's CHP and CCHP systems can deliver a rapid return on investment for a wide range of industrial and commercial facilities, such as manufacturing plants, regional district heating plants, universities, data centers and hospitals.
For more information, visit www.cat.com/eu-chp