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Danish Micro Combined Heat and Power - domestic energy from fuel cells

The Danish Micro Combined Heat and Power project develops and tests fuel cells in micro combined heat and power units for homes. The micro combined heat and power units produce both power and heat, and therefore utilise energy more efficiently than natural gas and oil-fired boilers.

Less CO2 and new jobs
Within a few years, the energy-efficient micro combined heat and power unit may lead to significantly lower CO2 emissions from individually heated homes both in Denmark and abroad, and the technology is already promising to create several thousand knowledge-based jobs on Danish soil.

Support from niche experts and big players
A strong national consortium of Danish energy companies supports the project; both the niche experts and industry leaders are participating, which ensures that the potential of the technology will be exploited to the full.

And in contrast to similar projects abroad, the consortium is moving micro combined heat and power units out of the laboratories and into consumers' homes in order to test and demonstrate the units in actual conditions.

Broad political backing
The consortium is backed by The Danish Energy Agency, The Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building and the Danish Parliament, who see Danish Micro Combined Heat and Power as an important step towards achieving the Danish target of sustainable energy in 2020. For this reason, Danish Micro Combined Heat and Power was given a grant of DKK 50 million on the 2008 national budget.