Supplier Haldor Topsoe has selected Honeywell company UOP to install technology at the Antipinsky Refinery in Russia that will recover and purify hydrogen to help produce cleaner fuels more efficiently. Refineries (pictured) use hydrogen in the hydrofracking process to convert heavy oil to lighter, higher value products such as transportation fuels. The new hydrogen unit, which is scheduled to start up in 2013, is part of the refinery’s plan to increase its capacity of crude oil processing by as much as 7 million tons per year. The unit also will allow the refinery to produce fuels that meet the European Union’s Euro-5 standards aimed at reducing emissions from light-duty vehicles.
A subsidiary of the Babcock & Wilcox Company has been awarded contracts valued at about $55 million to design and supply environmental control equipment and engineer a boiler economizer for Consumer Energy’s J.H. Campbell Generating Complex in Michigan. B&W will supply four spray dry absorber systems to controls sulfur dioxide emissions for the 835-megawatt Campbell Unit 3. The company also will supply lime preparation systems and ash handling systems for the plant. Last month, Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County gave B&W Power Generation Group notice to proceed with the engineering, design and construction of a waste-to-energy power plant. The contract was valued at $668 million.
Energy Focus was awarded several lighting retrofit contracts totaling $2 million including a project to upgrade a Fortune 500 manufacturing facility. Other contracts include lighting retrofits at several locations of a large hospital complex; a project at a school district in the Northeast US as well as a community college and state building complex in the Midwest. Energy Focus has completed audits of the facilities, taken inventory of their lighting systems, created an energy savings design for the contracts and is now acquiring the materials and overseeing the installations.
The Manufacturers’ Association of South Central Pennsylvania has signed a three-year agreement choosing Constellation as its endorsed energy supplier. Constellation, a business unit of Exelon, can now supply energy products and services to member companies of MASCPA, a regional employers’ organization. MASCPA has more than 350 member companies in the south central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland area. Key services include Constellation’s “Efficiency Made Easy” program, which bundles the cost of energy efficiency upgrades with power supply and load response. The program allows businesses to earn revenue for curbing electricity use during periods of peak demand.