DOE Boiler MACT Technical Assistance
The U.S. EPA has finalized the air pollution standards known as "Boiler MACT," which applies to large and small boilers in a wide range of industrial facilities and institutions. The DOE is offering technical assistance to the more than 650 affected facilities to ensure that major sources burning coal or oil have information on cost-effective clean energy strategies for compliance, including CHP, to cut harmful pollution and reduce operational costs.
For facilities in the Intermountain region, the U.S. DOE Midwest Clean Energy Application Center is offering site visits to discuss and assess strategies, as well as information on potential funding and financing opportunities to assist with CHP, boiler tune-ups, and/or energy assessments. Contact John Cuttica for more information.
What is Clean Energy?
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is...
an efficient and clean approach to generating electric power and useful
thermal energy from a single fuel source at the point of use. Every
CHP application involves the recovery of otherwise-wasted thermal energy
to produce cooling, heating or process thermal energy or electricity,
improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
CHP already supplies over 10% of our nation's electricity, and can and
should supply more.
District Energy is...
CHP, central heating, and/or central cooling applied to an entire
university, office park, medical campus, mixed use sustainable
development, or downtown. Over 400 building networks in the U.S. already
use district energy, and the number is on the rise.
Waste Heat Recovery is...
capturing waste heat that an industrial site or combustion process is
already emitting, and using it to provide useful thermal energy
elsewhere in the facility or turning it into clean electricity or
mechanical power. Waste heat recovery for power generation is also known
as bottoming cycle CHP or waste heat to power.
All of these are...
APPLICATIONS - a better solution for our country's energy supply,
economy, and environment.