While the ultimate goal is to fully transition to renewable energies, modern natural gas generators can provide a low-impact power generation solution in Tri-Gen-Zero™ systems until such a transition can be achieved.
Newer, “combined cycle” natural gas generators achieve significant efficiency gains by using both a gas turbine and steam boiler. The name comes from the two electricity generation systems built around natural gas: combustion and steam. After the heat energy is used in the steam boiler, it can then be used in food production, water distillation, or anaerobic digestion to create more natural gas. As heat is captured from the gas turbine, these technologies can convert up to 42-48% of the potential energy in natural gas/heat energy from the gas turbine.