CHP Brasil is a Brazilian company offering solutions in distributed gas generation.

CHP Brasil offers solutions to decrease costs associated with energy consumption by increasing energy efficiency in cogeneration – electric and thermal energy generation using generator’s dissipated heat, operation at peak hours, as well as energy generation from biogas. In addition to the focus on reducing energy costs, CHP Brasil’s gas generators may also operate for back up purposes, with the aim of promoting the plant's energy security against blackouts.

The company launched its activities with the development of its main product - the gas generating groups - idealized in 2004 with economic support from Brazilian FINEP (Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos do Ministério da Ciência e Tecnologia [Financier of Studies and Projects of the Ministry of Science and Technology]).

Currently, CHP Brasil focuses on the continuous development of innovative and sustainable products that promote energy efficiency in both generation and energy consumption, providing resources savings and pollutant emissions reduction. In addition, CHP Brasil accumulates extensive know-how in developing projects and solutions for companies in various segments by strategically combining different types of technologies with the goal of achieving more energy efficient operations.

The ‘CHP’ acronym derives from 'Combined Heat & Power', which means 'Energy Cogeneration'. This process is widely used in Europe to significantly increase the energy efficiency of a power generation facility by harnessing the thermal energy dissipated by the generator. This specialized engineering is one of the focus of the company and gave rise to the brand CHP Brasil®.

The founding partners

Bruno Richter

Founding partner of CHP Brasil and electrical engineering specialist, Bruno holds certifications in internal combustion engines and generator sets. He is also a founding partner of Gerastar Geradores, with more than 20 years of experience in distributed generation.

Fábio França

Founding partner of CHP Brasil, Fábio is a business administrator with an MBA in Finance from IBMEC-RJ, with more than 15 years of experience in entrepreneurship, participating in his fifth business.

Guilherme Richter

Founding partner of CHP Brasil and business administrator, Guilherme is an electrical engineering specialist. He is also a founding partner of Gerastar Geradores, with more than 20 years of experience in distributed generation.

Leonardo Mauro Jr

Founding partner of CHP Brasil, Leonardo is a mechanical engineer graduated at UFRJ. He is a specialist in internal combustion engines, with more than 15 years of experience. It also acts as a leader in the R & D project of the gas generator set at FINEP.


In 2016, the company became part of the INSEED FIMA (Innovation Fund for the Environment) portfolio, a BNDES (Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social [The Brazilian Social-Economic Development Bank]) initiative that seeks to promote companies that develop technologies or processes to reduce environmental impact.

In 2017, the company launches Bioenergia - Energia a Biogás, with a focus on promoting the generation of distributed energy with biogas through leasing, rental and energy sales.