StatoilHydro sells micro-power technology to E.ON

OSLO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Norwegian energy group StatoilHydro STL.OL will provide customers of Germany's E.ON EONG.DE in the UK with technology to boost efficiency of small-scale gas or diesel power plants, StatoilHydro said on Tuesday.

StatoilHydro gave no value for the deal between its 90 percent owned EC Power unit and E.ON’s Sustainable Energy Solutions business.

EC Power’s micro-generation technology can help meet the UK’s increasingly stringent emissions reductions requirements, including a proposed goal to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 60 percent by 2050, StatoilHydro said in a statement

“Micro Combined Heat and Power (micro-CHP) is a technology that increases the energy efficiency of small-scale gas or diesel-powered electricity generation plants by capturing and using their surplus heat for heating,” it said.

EC Power’s CHP products will be offered to E.ON’s public and private sector customers in the UK, StatoilHydro said.

Micro CHP simultaneously generates heating, hot water and electricity for use in domestic and commercial applications, the company said.

Most of the waste heat from the generation process is recovered, and the units use less fuel than conventional technologies, it said.

The environmental benefit can be increased further by using biofuels instead of the natural gas or diesel, StatoilHydro said. “With a typical system, consumers can expect to save up to 60 percent on their energy bills,” it said.

Reporting by John Acher