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Department of Energy (DOE) CHP R&D Projects

Packaged CHP Systems
  • Flexible CHP System with Low NOx, CO and VOC Emissions
    Gas Technology Institute, in collaboration with Cannon Boiler Works, Integrated CHP Systems Corp., Capstone Turbine Corporation, Johnston Boiler Company, and Inland Empire Foods has developed a Flexible Combined Heat and Power (FlexCHP) system that incorporates a supplemental Ultra-Low-NOx (ULN) burner into a 65 kW microturbine and a heat recovery boiler. The ULN burner is expected to help the CHP system meet stringent emissions criteria and improve overall system efficiency in a cost-effective manner.
    Fuel-Flexible CHP
  • Development of an Advanced Combined Heat and Power (CHP) System Utilizing Off-Gas from Coke Calcination
    (Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009)
    Gas Technology Institute—in collaboration with Superior Graphite Company and SCHMIDTSCHE SCHACK, a division of ARVOS Group, Wexford business unit (formerly Alstom Power Energy Recovery)—developed an energy-efficient process of petroleum coke calcination in a fluidized bed with an advanced CHP system using the off-gases and the waste heat from the calcined coke. The total amount of recycled heat from the newly developed coke calcination process has sufficient heat for the CHP to produce process stream and generate most of the electricity used by the fluidized bed.
  • Integrated Combined Heat and Power/Advanced Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine System for Landfill Gas to Power Applications
    Gas Technology Institute, in collaboration with numerous project partners, improved cleanup-equipment performance for higher fuel utilization and reduced maintenance costs; developed and demonstrated an improved control system for stoichiometric engines that employs the most advanced sensor technology available for monitoring fuel heating value, engine exhaust NOx/oxygen levels, and changes in exhaust-gas temperature; produced a packaged and modular system for reduced installation costs; and reduced emissions in comparison to conventional technologies to meet local air quality authority emissions restrictions.