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Duluth May Update Downtown’s Central Heating

William Opalka

A centralized plant that uses water from Lake Superior to heat 180 downtown Duluth buildings is due for an upgrade. The plant, which has operated for 81 years, draws frigid lake water to be heated by a coal-fired furnace and then pipes steam to downtown businesses. The plant is inspired by a similar system in   …Continue Reading


Seattle Looks to Data Centers as Heat Source

William Opalka

The City of Seattle is in talks to build a district energy system in the South Lake Union area that updates an older technology that heated central business districts for generations. District heating is a system in which a central plant generates heat which is then piped through underground pipes to buildings and businesses throughout   …Continue Reading


Navy Announces $30 Million for Energy Innovation

Leon Walker

As the Department of the Navy continues to emphasize the need for energy security, the Office of Naval Research is pumping $30 million into Energy Excelerator, a Hawaii-based program that funds development of new ideas in energy innovation. The program, part of ONR’s Asia-Pacific Technology and Education Program, is an effort to discover groundbreaking energy   …Continue Reading


Emerging Economies Poised to Increase Renewables Market Share

Leon Walker

There is clear evidence that emerging economies will gradually take a larger share of the renewable energy market, according to research by Frost & Sullivan. Economic development and revised energy priorities in the regions of Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa will drive a more sustained increase in the adoption of wind, solar and biofuel   …Continue Reading


Desalination Plant Saves $12M Per Year with Energy Recovery

Linda Hardesty

The largest desalination plant in the western hemisphere is being built north of San Diego, and the $1 billion plant will use technology from Energy Recovery to help it reach its carbon neutral goals and reduce its energy costs. The future operator of the Carlsbad Desalination Project, IDE, awarded Energy Recovery a contract for its   …Continue Reading


Energy Policy Flaws Block District Energy’s Popularity, Growth

Paul Nastu

Despite its many benefits, district energy –  when a single energy source serves more than one building – has not caught on and become widespread in the US, reports HPAC Engineering. The root causes are that it takes longer to see a payback, most building owners don’t know what their actual heating and cooling costs   …Continue Reading


Students Generate Electricity from Exercising

Jessica Lyons Hardcastle

Tennessee Tech University and Chapman University are competing to see which university can produce the most electricity for the power grid by using the SportsArt Fitness Green System gym equipment installed at their schools.


Steel Mill Commissions $63 Million Energy Recovery, Reuse Boiler

Linda Hardesty

ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor, the largest steel mill in North America, is recycling blast furnace gas to produce high-pressure steam used to power its steel mill. Yesterday, the 504-boiler project was officially commissioned. ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor is home to no. 7 blast furnace, the largest blast furnace in the United States. Approximately 78 percent of the   …Continue Reading


Heat Recovery Steam Generator Industry Grows from ‘Global Green Push’

Jessica Lyons Hardcastle

The heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) market in China is expected to reach revenues of $186 million in 2020, climbing at a compound annual growth rate of 8.8 percent from this year’s expected market value of $95 million, according to power analysts at GlobalData.


ThermoEnergy To Recover Ammonia, Facilitate Steam Generation at Coal Plant

Tamar Wilner

ThermoEnergy Corp., a wastewater recovery and power generation company, has landed a $1.1 million contract to provide an ammonia recovery process system for Paiton Energy’s new coal-fired generating plant in Indonesia. The ThermoEnergy ARP system will separate ammonia from the power plant’s wastewater, allowing the plant to recycle the water for steam generation. ThermoEnergy’s contract   …Continue Reading


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