Our commitment to CHP – FAHRENHEIT joins the B.KWK

We are excited to announce that we are joining the Bundesverband Kraft-Wärme-Kopplung e.V (B.KWK), in English: The Federal Association for Combined Heat and Power Generation.

The B.KWK works to protect the environment and conserve resources through the development of combined heat and power (CHP) generation in Germany. As a member of the B.KWK, FAHRENHEIT will be able to exchange information and best practices with other industry leaders. A large number of our installations are already done in combination with CHP, this collaboration will lead to continued success.

CHP, also known as cogeneration, is an energy efficient technology that generates electricity and heat at the same time. The generated heat is then used within the industrial process (e.g. for space heating or for air conditioning, using adsorption refrigeration systems) and does not go to waste. CHP significantly reduces electricity costs, relieves the load on the grid, and supports distributed energy supply systems.

For Example: In 2018, FAHRENHEIT worked with Sparkasse Passau to set up a CHP plant with their sustainable cooling systems. The compact CHP is powered by environmentally friendly gas and provides 50kW of electrical power and 85kW of thermal power. In using FAHRENHEIT’S adsorption cooling system with the CHP, Sparkasse Passau has reduced their electricity consumption by almost 60% while also making a positive contribution to the city’s climate.

Learn more about FAHRENHEIT’S project with Sparkasse Passau.

Welcome back Timo

We are very excited to welcome Timo Wäsche back to the Fahrenheit team!

Timo served as our Key Account Manager for Northern and Western Germany from 2014 until 2016. We are delighted to have him back as our Sales Manager and look forward to continuing our successful collaboration.

Timo has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering Management from the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences. His practical experience as a trained system mechanic for sanitary, heating and air conditioning technology and Category 1 Major Refrigeration Certificate make him the perfect, qualified point of contact for his customers.

When asked about why he’s passionate about adsorption cooling, Timo explained that “cooling is necessary, you can’t shake it, but adsorption cooling is sustainable, protects the environment, and is often the more economical option”. He would like to leave a cleaner planet behind for his children so sustainability and “green energy” are close to his heart. As a committed salesperson, he also appreciates the growth potential in the market.

Timo gets his energy from his family and friends. He loves spending time outdoors and re-discovering the world with his kids. Norway is one of his favourite travel destinations: peace and quiet, nature, fresh self-caught fish, a glass of Riesling and a view of the fjord: that’s how Timo recharges!

Learn more about our Sales Team.

How do you cool an ice-cream factory?

In summer, when the love of ice cream reaches its peak, the energy required for ice cream production rises. The air conditioning requirement is high and the solar thermal system, which is designed for the transitional period, together with the existing 50 compressors, produce heat in excess. With FAHRENHEIT adsorption technology, this available waste heat can be converted into cold in an environmentally friendly way to save energy and resources and avoid overloading the plant.

We spoke with Olaf Höhn, Managing Director of Florida Eis, a long time FAHRENHEIT customer, about his experiences with our adsorption technology. They use our adsorption chillers, among other technologies, to make their ice cream production process sustainable and CO2 neutral. For more than seven years, Florida Ice has been air-conditioning the production room with our energy-saving technology, saving at least four tons of CO2 emissions per year.

Many thanks to Olaf Höhn and the whole team of Florida Eis for this interview!

You can watch the complete interview on YouTube.

Here you can find more information about this project and solar cooling.

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