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National Gypsum Installs 3.4 MW CHP Project

Recycled Energy Development and National Gypsum Company have announced the development of a natural gas-fueled, combined heat and power project at NGC’s Burlington, N.J. facility.

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.

“CHP offers a win-win for manufacturers,” said John Corsi, vice president of manufacturing operations and engineering of NGC. “This facility allows NGC to further strengthen our competitiveness as well as improve our environmental stewardship.”

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