Decarbonization Avenue University research @ CLIMAX

Cogeneration: A bridge to the future

MIT is upgrading its on-campus cogeneration plant — a key step in developing an energy strategy that makes climate change mitigation a top priority.

The CUP Second Century Project will replace the existing cogeneration turbine with a new turbine, install a second turbine, and complete the chilled water plant upgrades started in 2008. 

Cogeneration helps MIT cut down on pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions.


  • Solar energy

Sustainability domain

  • Renewable Energy

Type of innovation

  • Core sciences & engineering

Stakeholder type

  • University researcher
  • Corporate researcher


Relevant for

  • Thermodynamics & heat sciences professional
  • Electrical engineer
  • Power engineer
  • Production or process engineer

Innovation sector

  • Environmental sciences
  • Power engineering
  • Renewable energy sciences