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Consumer-driven micro CHP discussions in Brussels on 21-22 April.


03 Apr 2009



Europe’s thriving micro CHP sector is leading the field in technology innovation bringing cogeneration
within reach of individual consumers. At COGEN Europe’s Annual Conference in Brussels the Smart
Power Foundation (SPF) will present the latest developments in the leading market of the Netherlands.
As manufacturers in Europe gear up for volume production, the real desires and benefits of the
consumer are debated among the various different market models.

Henk Sijbring, chairman of SPF, said ‘Our mission is to enlarge the market chances for micro and mini
CHP and thereby related electricity generating condensing boilers as a possible successor of the high
efficiency boiler. We are making progress, but there is still a lot to do. The conference can bring parties
closer to reach our goals.”

The SPF is working on a carefully planned, large-scale introduction of the electricity-generating
condensing boiler (HRe®), a micro CHP system which will reduce energy costs compared to the
current high efficiency boiler and which will help realise considerable CO2 reductions.

The COGEN Europe Annual Conference is the world’s largest annual cogeneration event. The
conference takes place on 21-22 April in Brussels and showcases the impressive range of applications
for cogeneration and the huge benefits it brings to Europe in fuel efficiency and CO2 reduction. In a
year of huge financial challenge and serious concerns around energy security, the conference focuses
on why cogeneration is an essential strategic choice for Europe.

The COGEN Europe Recognition Awards ceremony will honour those who have most contributed to
the sector across Europe and will precede the Conference Dinner on the evening of 21 April.

More info

For more information please contact:
COGEN Europe:
Fiona Riddoch, Managing Director
Tel: +32 2 772 8290
Stefan Craenen, Communication Manager
Tel: +32 2 772 8290

Smart Power Foundation:
Henk Sijbring, Chairman
Tel: +31 6 2070 9428
Susanne de Ruwe, secretariat
Tel: +31 24 645 33 25