Sunshine Oilsands has selected GE’s produced water evaporation technology for its steam-assisted gravity drainage West Ells project in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. The West Ells site will eventually produce more than 100,000 barrels per day of bitumen. Under the contracts for the first two phases of the project, GE will supply its modular evaporator systems, which treat and recycle 98 percent of the wastewater produced by the heavy oil production technique.
Leyden Energy Inc., of Fremont, Calif., has been awarded a $2.28 million contract from the United States Advanced Battery Consortium to develop an advanced lithium-ion 12-volt battery system to meet or exceed the performance, light and cost targets set by group, reported Autobloggreen. USABC is a consortium group made up of Chrysler, Ford and General Motors. The award to Leyden was also funded in part by the US Department of Energy.
Concurrent Technologies Corp. has been awarded a $15 million increase on an existing Air Force Research Laboratory contract. The $15 million award established CTC as the lead design and integration organization on the Department of Defense Plug-In Electric Vehicle Program. The contract was initially awarded in June 2009 and had a capital ceiling value of $98 million. The ceiling was raised to $113 million so CTC can continue to work on technologies that will help US Air Force reduce and eliminate toxic and hazardous chemicals, materials and waste streams, while improving energy efficiency and cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
Applied Natural Gas Fuels has entered into a long-term supply agreement with the Orange County Transportation Authority to provide liquefied natural gas to its fleet of 282 LNG buses. The contract calls for the producer and distributor of natural gas to provide OCTA with an average of 400,000 gallons of LNG per month for the two fueling stations OCTA owns and operates.
Fuel Tech Inc., announced the receipt of four air pollution control contracts in China, along with multiple engineering and modeling projects in the US. These awards and projects have an aggregate value of about $3.3 million. The technology company, which specializes in air pollution control, received two awards from existing customers in China for large-sized coal-fired units that are being retrofitting with NOx reduction technology. A contract was also received from an existing industrial customer in China for Fuel Tech’s Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction (SNCR) systems on multiple small coal-fired boilers and from a new Chinese utility customer for a small coal-fired boiler.
Ametek Process Instruments has been awarded a contract to supply UV process gas analyzers for the sulfur recovery units and tail gas treating units at the Abu Dhabi Gas Development Company’s Shah Gas Field project in the United Arab Emirates. The contract is valued at about $4.6 million.