National Gypsum Installs 3.4 MW CHP Project
The project, which was supported by a $1.36 million grant from the state of New Jersey, will produce approximately 3.4 megawatts of electricity and deliver more than 210,000 MMBtu of thermal energy to NGC’s wallboard production facility (pictured). This will result in an overall efficiency of greater than 90 percent, the companies said.
NGC says the CHP project will reduce its energy intensity and greenhouse gas emissions, and the companies hope it will be used a model for energy efficiency and emission reductions at energy intensive industrial facilities throughout the United States.
Funding was made available through the Clean Energy Solutions ARRA CHP Program, a grant program supported by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and jointly developed by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. The CHP program closed competitive solicitations in October 2010.
‚ÄúCHP offers a win-win for manufacturers,‚ÄĚ said John Corsi, vice president of manufacturing operations and engineering of NGC. ‚ÄúThis facility allows NGC to further strengthen our competitiveness as well as improve our environmental stewardship.‚ÄĚ
Energy Manager News
- LEED v4 is Ready to Take Center Stage
- Honeywell Upgrading Energy, Water Systems at The University of Mount Olive
- Three Boston Area Organizations Jointly Buying Solar Energy
- Insider ‚ÄėOuts‚Äô Misleading Strategy Behind Florida‚Äôs Solar Amendment 1
- Mississippi Watchdog: Kemper Syngas Operations Could Raise Costs by 288%
- Waste-to-Energy Shows Growth in New Jersey, Maine and Florida
- Zen Ecosystems Introduces Zen HQ
- Flywheel Platform Introduced by GE