Use of CHP boilers in textiles could reduce carbon emissions by upto 40%

Stakeholders

EHS professionals

Energy management professionals

Machinery and equipment makers

Production professionals

Textile industry sustainability professionals

Some studies of using cogeneration (CHP) boilers on textile factories are reporting up to 40% carbon emission reduction compared to separate heat and power systems (based on 2018 and 2019 data points)

A 40% reduction of CO2 emissions is considerable, even though this will be only for a limited part of the textile/fashion value chain.

Owing to the much higher system efficiency, CHP boilers also have quite attractive payback periods. Yet, the higher upfront cost of CHP boilers could make many companies hesitate to invest in them in the short term.

Suggestions on how to overcome the high capital costs for CHP boilers could be useful. In this regard, we welcome inputs on small scale CHP boilers.