Tyler Bare (right) from Sabroso Foods accepts a Save Energy Now Energy Saver award from ITP's Brian Olsen of DOE's Golden Field Office (left).
DOE Presents Save Energy Now Award to Food Processing Company
DOE awarded the Sabroso Company of Medford, Oregon, with a Save Energy Now Energy Saver award at the Northwest Food Processor Association's Food Manufacturing & Packaging Expo, January 19, 2009. Plants that achieve more than 75,000 MMBtu or more than 7.5% of total energy savings can qualify as an Energy Saver plant. See the full list of 2008 award winners. If your plant would like to participate in a Save Energy Now energy assessment, apply today. If you have already participated in an assessment, learn how your company can be recognized.
Free ITP Thursday Webcasts on Energy Assessments and Quick PEP
Sign up for ITP's upcoming Thursday Webcasts, held from 1:00 to 2:00 PM Eastern time. Get details about the energy assessment process and how to apply for one at your plant. Learn how to use the Quick PEP software tool to quickly assess the energy use in your plant and identify the largest opportunities for savings. See the events calendar to register for these Webcasts:
- February 12, 2009—Energy Assessments: What Are the Benefits to Large Facilities?
- February 19, 2009—Energy Assessments: What are the Benefits to Small- and Medium-Size Facilities?
- February 26, 2009—Quick PEP Tool Demonstration
View past Thursday Webcast presentations.
Two Solicitations Award More Than $39 Million for Energy Saving Technologies
DOE has announced a selection of R&D projects for two solicitations totaling more than $39 million in cost-shared funding. The funding will support projects that strive to bring energy- efficient technologies to the forefront of U.S. industry, including combined heat and power (CHP) and flexible fuels.
Combined Heat and Power
DOE awarded $9 million over three years to R&D projects that will develop distributed energy and CHP technologies that deliver superior energy and environmental performance to industry. ITP has identified CHP as one of the most effective commercially available options for increasing energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Pending Congressional approval of funding, the $9.1 million provided by DOE will leverage an additional $5.6 million in cost-shared funds provided by the award recipients and their industry partners. Read the full news article for detailed information on each project, and visit ITP's Industrial Distributed Energy Web site to learn more about this technology. Download a new report, Combined Heat and Power: Effective Energy Solutions for a Sustainable Future (PDF 2.5 MB), which highlights opportunities for CHP application in industry.
Fuel and Feedstock Flexibility
DOE also awarded $30 million over four years to R&D projects to explore and demonstrate the feasibility of using alternative fuels, such as gasified fuels and landfill and digester gas for industrial processes. By supporting these innovative technologies that provide fuel-flexible options for manufacturers, industry can reduce natural gas requirements and emissions. Pending Congressional approval of funding, the $30.7 million provided by DOE will leverage an additional $42.1 million in cost-shared funds provided by the award recipients and their industry partners. Read the full news article to learn about each project, and visit ITP's Fuel and Feedstock Flexibility Web site to see a list of active R&D projects focused on technology options for industry.
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ITP-sponsored technologies help U.S. industry save energy, boost productivity, and reduce emissions. Below you will find new technologies to help increase energy efficiency at your company.
Mike Alles, California Dairies Facility Superintendent, is dwarfed next to the massive radiation-stabilized burners and Hurst boilers installed at the Visalia, California, powdered milk and butter processing plant.
Very Low-Emissions Burner Celebrates 10 Years of Successful Use in Industry
Refineries, food processing facilities, pulp and paper plants, and even wineries can improve performance and efficiency in firetube boilers, water tube boilers, and industrial process heaters with the Alzeta Corporation CSB™ Radiation Stabilized Burner (RSB). This ITP-sponsored burner achieves very low levels of nitrogen oxide (NOx) and carbon monoxide (CO) emissions by premixing fuel and air prior to combustion, and by distributing heat flux uniformly on the surface of the burner. Uniformity and low pollution emission levels are achieved by a unique combination of radiant and high flux zones on the burner surface.
Because of the resulting low NOx emissions, the need for "post-combustion" pollution control devices to control NOx levels is reduced, lowering environmental compliance costs and saving energy. The features of the burner allow for the design of more compact heat transfer equipment. Ten years of experience in industrial use have shown that the RSB can:
- Minimize capital and start-up costs
- Accurately control heat release rate
- Decrease downtime
- Reduce maintenance costs
- Provide stable combustion over a broad range of emission levels.
Approximately 400 RSBs have been installed since 1999. The benefits of RSB technology are now available from Power Flame, Incorporated of Parsons, Kansas as the NOVA PLUS™. The California Dairies powdered milk/butter processing facility in Visalia, California, installed two NOVA PLUS burners that allow for fast and accurate changes in firing rate to meet the plant's changing steam loads. Both burners produce sub 5 part per million (ppm) NOx and sub 10 ppm CO at high fire, much lower than the maximum 9 ppm NOx and 50 ppm CO the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District allows. The boilers have been online for more than a year and continue to perform below the required emissions levels. To learn more about this technology and other successful installations, contact Alzeta's John Sullivan at (408) 727-8282, or Power Flame's Bob Rizza at (620) 421-0480. Find out about other ITP Combustion program activities.
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Attend these key events to learn about the latest energy-efficient technologies and practices, and network with industry peers.
Sustainable and "green" manufacturing practices and products will be featured at the Green Manufacturing Expo, February 10-12, 2009, in Anaheim, California. Products and services that help create energy-efficient processes from the energy, software, packaging, machinery, and recycling industries will be showcased.
Sponsored by DOE, the International Colloquium on Environmentally Preferred Advanced Power Generation will be held February 10-12, 2009, in Newport Beach, California. Attendees can choose from tracks on distributed generation technologies (1 MW to 50 MW) or central plant technologies (100 MW to 1,000 MW).
The uv.eb West 2009 Conference and Exhibition, February 17-18, 2009, in Los Angeles, California, will showcase presentations and demonstrations on the benefits of ultraviolet and electron beam curing, including sustainable and flexible manufacturing practices, greater energy efficiency, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and more.
Industry participants, federal and state program managers, and new federal appointees will gather at the National Association of Energy Service Companies' 2009 Federal Market Workshop, March 3, 2009, in Washington, D.C. The event is being billed as one of the first opportunities under the new administration to discuss the opportunities and challenges in delivering energy efficiency resources and ensuring long term savings.
On March 6-7, 2009, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, leaders in the technology, policy, industry, and finance fields will come together at the MIT Energy Conference. Panel discussions include energy use in the developing world, demand, transportation, fuels, and power generation issues. Promising technologies and new approaches to energy policy will be showcased.
The 2009 National Symposium on Market Transformation will be held March 29-31, 2009, in Washington, D.C. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and the Consortium for Energy Efficiency sponsor the event. Attend to learn how market transformation is evolving to meet emerging political and economic opportunities and challenges in energy efficiency.
The Uptime Institute's 4th Annual Research Symposium: Lean, Clean, & Green, April 13-16, 2009, in New York, New York, is dedicated to rapid improvement in energy efficiency of enterprise computing, networking, and data centers. Data center owner/operators and information technology professionals representing finance, corporate real estate, and facilities management organizations are expected to attend.
Utilities, government policy makers and regulators, industry advisors, technology professionals, and others will come together to discuss energy efficiency program implementation at the Association of Energy Service Professionals Spring Implementation Conference, April 28-29, 2009, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Topics include program design and marketing, developing trade allies, and leveraging brands.
The Industrial Energy Technology Conference is scheduled for May 12-15, 2009, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Sponsored by DOE, this unique event features numerous workshops and technical sessions focused on industrial energy and waste reduction. The conference is designed for professionals involved in the production, use, or transportation of energy; or in designing and evaluating energy-related equipment and waste reduction practices.
Industry professionals from around the globe will convene at the Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology, May 31-June 5, 2009, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The event will explore the latest issues facing the ceramic and glass technology industry and provide a forum for presentations and information on emerging technologies.
DOE is a Government Energy Leader at the West Coast Energy Management Congress, which will take place June 10-11, 2009, in Long Beach, California. This is the largest energy conference and technology expo held specifically for business, industrial, and institutional energy users on the U.S. West coast, and will showcase new technologies, energy supply and alternative energy options, and innovative project implementation strategies.
New and emerging plastics technologies will be presented at the International Plastics Showcase, June 22-26, 2009, in Chicago, Illinois. The event, sponsored by the Society of the Plastics Industry, will showcase 2,000 plastics suppliers, networking and training opportunities, and more.
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ITP offers technical publications, software tools, and other resources to help you address your company's industrial energy needs. Here are the latest products from ITP.
ITP is working to expand the use of combined heat and power technologies through education, technical assistance, and Regional Application Centers.
Winter 2009 Energy Matters Focuses on Combined Heat and Power
What are the benefits and challenges of using CHP to generate power? And, how can you determine if CHP can work for your facility? Read the Winter 2009 issue of Energy Matters to learn about:
Energy Matters also brings you our regular "Ask an Energy Expert" column, which explains how to properly design insulation to maximize energy efficiency in industrial systems. Finally, learn about ITP's Save Energy Now recognition program. Read the full issue. If you don't already receive Energy Matters, be sure to subscribe. It's free!
Download Integrated Tool Suite Version 1.1.2 Today
ITP invites you to download Version 1.1.2 of the Integrated Tool Suite. Like Quick PEP, ITP's Web-based tool, the Integrated Tool Suite helps plants find the best opportunities for energy use reductions in major systems. However, the new suite can be downloaded as a stand-alone tool to your computer desktop allowing you to input data and retrieve results without an Internet connection. The Integrated Tool Suite includes all the features of Quick PEP, including an Energy Intensity Spreadsheet and CO2 Footprint Calculator.
Download Version 1.1.2 of the Integrated Tool Suite.
Energy Use and Loss Footprints Help Target Energy-Savings Opportunities
Energy Footprints that map the flow of energy supply, demand, and losses in the most energy-intensive U.S. manufacturing industries are now available on ITP's Web site. Use them to identify the sources and end uses of energy, target areas of energy savings opportunities, and calculate the benefits of improving energy efficiency. Each footprint shows average energy use by industry and illustrates the portion of energy that is purchased from utilities, generated onsite, and transported to the local grid; where and how energy is used within a typical plant; and energy losses caused by inefficiencies, both inside and outside the plant. Find the energy use and loss footprint for your industry.
Visit the ITP Web site for more BestPractices technical publications, software tools, and case studies to help you improve efficiency, productivity, and the bottom line.
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ITP awards cost-shared funding for R&D and plant assessment projects through a competitive merit review process.
DOE Issues Solicitation for Industrial Assessment Center Technical Field Manager
ITP is accepting applications for an Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) Technical Field Manager to assist DOE in monitoring and managing the IAC program nationally. Applicants are encouraged to propose innovative approaches for delivering program services, educational opportunities, and regional outreach efforts.
Technical Field Managers must be located in the United States, and be a college or school of engineering that has at least one of its four-year undergraduate programs accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission or the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Current IACs are eligible to apply, but if selected, the center must relinquish its "center" status.
The closing date for applications is March 24, 2009. The selection will be made by mid-May 2009, when ITP will choose one application to award an estimated annual funding of $600,000 to $900,000 for a total of $4.5 million through Fiscal Year 2014. View ITP's Active Solicitations to learn more.
To learn more about project opportunities, visit ITP's solicitation page.
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