Combined Heat and Power System with Multi Function Absorption Cycle


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Combined Heat and Power System with Multi Function Absorption Cycle
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
This project will demonstrate a high efficiency Combined Heat and Power (CHP) System at Pitman Farms poultry processing plant in Sanger, CA. The unique feature of this CHP installation is how the engine waste heat is utilized to increase the overall efficiency and economics of the CHP system. To achieve that, the waste heat is used twice in an innovative absorption heat pump "Thermosorber", which simultaneously provides chilling and hot water, thus doubling the benefit to deliver an overall system efficiency of 95%. To install this system, a new concrete pad may need to be poured to hold the engine and/or Thermosorber. Piping Emissions control and monitoring equipment will be installed on the engine. Electric service will be run between the engine and the site main breaker panel. The engine will be installed in an indoor location, which may be an existing building, or may require erection of a new engine room. The Thermosorber will be installed outdoors. A control system will be installed with wiring run between engine, Thermosorber, and existing site control room. Equipment will be installed with forklifts and/or cranes. Water storage tanks will be moved/installed.

Contact Information
Hassan Mohammed
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814




Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15301, Class 1
Reasons for Exemption
Operation, repair, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing structures or facilities not expanding existing uses.
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