Wärtsilä's Johan Boij receives distinguished COGEN Europe Award
Mr Johan Boij of Wärtsilä has been honoured with an individual recognition award by COGEN Europe, the European association for the promotion of cogeneration. Mr Boij, who is Senior Manager of Regulatory Affairs at the Wärtsilä Delivery Center Ecotech, gets this distinguished award for his work in significantly improving, increasing, and promoting the market for cogeneration. Also, Mr Boij is considered to have contributed substantially to the general understanding of cogeneration.
The COGEN Europe Annual Recognition Awards are given for outstanding contributions to the development of cogeneration in the European Union. Johan Boij received the award in the category of Market Development. The awards were presented at the 15th COGEN Europe Annual Conference in Brussels, Belgium.
Mr Boij is an expert in the field of emissions legislation. His efforts to achieve improved legislation for cogeneration installations are carried out in co-operation with organisations such as Euromot (the European Association of Internal Combustion Engine Manufacturers), EMA (Engine Manufacturers Association), and COGEN Europe.
Johan Boij also contributes papers and articles on the subject of emissions and environmental legislation and the benefits of cogeneration, to various conferences and magazines.
Following the presentation, Mr Boij commented: "I am deeply honoured to have received this award. Local decentralized cogeneration is a viable means of enhancing energy security, while decreasing total emissions in a sustainable way. Cogeneration is already today recognized by the EU, and is gradually being acknowledged around the world as an important step towards significantly improving the overall efficiency of the use of fuel."
Wärtsilä is a leading provider of cogeneration solutions
Through being able to utilize both electricity and heat, the efficiency of a cogeneration plant can reach 90% or more. Cogeneration is the most effective and efficient form of power generation, and offers energy savings of 15-40%, when compared to the supply of electricity and heat from conventional power stations and boilers. Furthermore, cogeneration produces fewer emissions, particularly CO2 emissions.