Combined Heat and Power (CHP) to Chemical Facilities in the Rocky Mountain Region

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 6:00pm-8:30pm MDT
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In-Person / Local
Posted by Laura Moes
6575 South Greenwood Plaza Blvd
Englewood, CO 80111
United States

TOPIC: Combined Heat and Power (CHP) to Chemical Facilities in the Rocky Mountain Region

SPEAKER: Dr. Fanxu Meng,  Research Associate in Energy Production and Clean Energy Technology programs at Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) Dr. Fanxu Meng, PhD

DATE: Tuesday, October 23  (NOTE: 4th Tuesday)

TIME: 6:00 Networking & Dinner

          7:00 Presentation

LOCATION:  C. B. & Potts, 6575 South Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Englewood, CO 80111 

MENU: Southwestern Buffet including beef and chicken fajitas, beef enchiladas, served with sour cream, cheese, guacamole, flour tortillas, lettuce, tomatoes, jalapeños, seasonal rice and black beans. Chips and salsa. Soda, coffee, and tea.

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COST:  Rocky Mountain AIChE Members $20; Non-members $25, Students/Unemployed $10;  Add $5 for attending meeting without RSVP

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Chemicals facilities are the best good fit for CHP due to their high coincident power and thermal loads. They are the largest consumers of energy in the industrial market. Those facilities usually use natural gas-fired combined cycles or combustion turbines as prime movers. Waste heat captured from power production can be used for manufacturing processes, process heat and steam generation. High-quality waste heat from chemical facilities can be recovered for power production in a bottoming-cycle CHP system. Chemical manufacturing, refining and oil/gas extraction are all great examples that can produce a significant amount of waste heat having the potential to be converted to power.

The Department of Energy’s Upper-West CHP Technical Assistance Partnership (DOE UW CHP TAP) will discuss CHP technologies and applications. We will analyze the CHP installation and potential data and will present the CHP project profiles of chemical facilities in Rocky Mountain region. We will also discuss the factors that can affect the payback and efficiency of CHP. Further, the presentation will discuss the basics of working through the CHP project development process from early screenings to final commissioning of the facility, as well as the resources that are available from the DOE UW CHP TAP to assist with implementing a CHP project.


Dr. Fanxu Meng is a Research Associate in Energy Production and Clean Energy Technology programs at Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC). He holds a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University and obtained his B.S. and M.S. from Tianjin University in China, all in Chemical Engineering. Dr. Meng performs basic and applied research and development in support of projects pertaining to energy production, clean energy, environmental monitoring and emission control. He also works on life cycle assessment/analysis (LCA) of O&G and energy efficiency, techno-economic feasibility analysis for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) installations. Dr. Meng has published 14 peer-reviewed papers and given 10 presentations in international conferences in the fields of energy and environment. He is a Professional Engineer (PE) licensed in the State of Texas and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).