Off Grid Combined Heat and Power Solutions for the Greenhouse Market
Martin Energy Group successfully designed, installed, and operates two CHP projects for bottling plants in Cayey (6MW) and Cidra (8MW) Puerto Rico. Coupled with energy storage systems, these microgrids provide clean and reliable power that is hardened against natural disasters which have taken down Puerto Rico’s grid in the past. To further improve the system’s overall efficiency thermal energy is recovered in the form of hot water, chilled water, and steam. In the event of natural disasters or utility outages, manufacturing will continue to run in order to provide drinking water to the island.
Derek Loganbill, PE has led the engineering department at Martin Energy Group since 2009. During this time he has supported hundreds of CHP projects around the world. He has a passion for finding cost effective solutions that are tailored to meet the expectations of his clients. He specializes in developing projects that use a wide variety of fuels such as biogas, RNG, LNG, propane, natural gas, etc.
Derek holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology and is a licensed professional engineer. He was the lead CHP engineer for the 2017 Power-Gen Best CHP project.