GTI Awarded Contracts Valued at Nearly $7.7 Million
December 11, 2008
Six new projects aimed at improving industrial energy efficiency, productivity and competitiveness have resulted in awards totaling nearly $7.7 million for Gas Technology Institute, Des Plaines, Ill. The awards represent collaborative efforts of federal, state and private organizations, including natural gas distribution companies, to bring benefit to businesses and consumers alike.
The six projects are:
The six projects are:
- Transport Membrane Condenser for Water and Energy
Recovery from Power Plant Flue Gas. GTI was selected by the U.S.
Department of Energy's Fossil Energy Division for a program to develop a
technology for fossil-fuel-fired power plants that will simultaneously save
energy and reduce water requirements. In this program, GTI will apply a
nanotechnology membrane that selectively removes water from power plant exhaust
streams. Collaborative funding also has been received from the Illinois Clean
Coal Institute. The field testing will be conducted in cooperation with Alliant
- Research, Development and Field Testing of Thermochemical
Recuperation for High Temperature Furnaces. American Iron and Steel
Institute (AISI) will lead a team - along with GTI, Thermal Transfer Corp., U.S.
Steel, ArcelorMittal, Republic Engineered Products, Steel Manufacturing
Association and Ohio Department of Development - to develop and test
thermochemical recuperation for steel reheating furnaces to increase waste heat
recovery that reduces energy consumption and costs. A thermochemical
recuperator uses the partial-oxidation-of-fuel principle to recover energy from
flue gasses of heating processes.
- Advanced Engine Power Systems Using Renewable Gaseous
Fuels. U.S. Department of Energy’s Industrial Technology Program
notified GTI of an award for the development of advanced engine-based power
systems that can operate using renewable and opportunity fuels such as those
found at landfills, wastewater digester plants and coal mine production facilities.
The program will address industry needs for improved gaseous fuel processing,
more robust controls and integrated combined heat and power systems.
- Advanced CHP System for High-Temperature Industrial
Processes. GTI received notification of an award from the U.S.
Department of Energy’s Industrial Technology Program for the development of
advanced combined heat and power (CHP) systems that can be integrated into
high-temperature industrial processes that also generate low BTU waste gas
streams. Waste heat recovery systems such as these will help drive down energy
intensity while also helping improve industrial competitiveness.
- Low-Temperature Industrial Energy and Water Recovery.
GTI was awarded funding from the California Energy Commission to develop and
demonstrate the transport membrane condenser (TMC) technology for non-boilers
where high humidity streams exist, such as food processing, chemical
production, and paper drying. GTI is working with the Energy Solutions Center,
Southern California Gas, and other stakeholders to identify target industrial
processes and sites for this technology.
- Heat Recovery from Corrosive High-Temperature Industrial Processes. The California Energy Commission awarded GTI funding to develop and demonstrate an integrated solution for recovering waste energy from high-temperature corrosive industrial exhaust streams. GTI will be working with Southern California Gas, Thorack Metals, and Eclipse Combustion to demonstrate this technology on an aluminum remelt furnace.