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Three DOE Projects to Boost Industrial Boiler Efficiency
DOE announced on September 26th its selection of three new combustion technology research and development projects to receive nearly $2.6 million in total cost-shared funding over the next two years, including $1.7 million in DOE funds. The projects will develop advanced, industrial-sized boilers using technologies such as low-emissions burners, multi-stage combustion, and heat recovery from the boiler exhaust. The three collaborative teams include seven private companies and research organizations, two national laboratories, and three universities, and are led by Babcock and Wilcox in Barberton, Ohio; the Gas Technology Institute in Des Plaines, Illinois; and Reaction Engineering International in Salt Lake City, Utah. See the DOE press release.
By 2020, DOE expects efficient boiler technologies to reduce energy use in industrial boilers by seven percent, saving industry $2 billion per year in energy costs. The projects are coordinated by the Industrial Technologies Program, one of 11 technology programs with the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). See the Industrial Technologies Program Web site.