To help overcome worldwide environmental and energy issues such as global warming and rapidly-growing energy consumption, Yanmar has developed a range of highly efficient, gas driven micro cogeneration systems mainly fuelled by natural gas, however also biogas and propane are part of the line-up. Cogeneration systems offer a much higher overall efficiency compared to the efficiency by typical conventional electrical power generation. In particular decentralized power generation in combination with utilizing the produced heat energy provide a great contribution to saving energy, cost reduction and reduced environmental impact through lower CO2 emissions. For electrical power below 50 kW this is called micro cogeneration. APPLICATIONSThe combination of electrical power output along with the utilization of the recovered heat from the engine makes these micro cogeneration systems suitable for a wide range of small scale applications where electrical power and heating or cooling is required. Typical examples are hotels, nursing homes, restaurants, swimming pools, health spa’s, apartment buildings, farms and greenhouses.