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Best Energy/Industrial: Arizona State University Combined Heat & Power Facility Upgrade

ENR Southwest Summary Arizona State University Combined Heat & Power Facility Upgrade Tempe, Ariz. Best Project Owner/Developer: Arizona State University General Contractor: McCarthy Building Cos. Lead Design Firm, MEP Engineer: R.G. Vanderweil Engineers Subcontractors...


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Burning wood for energy remains a, well, hot topic

David Brooks, Granite Geek Summary Whether it’s good or bad to burn wood to create heat and/or electricity is a contentious topic that has been featured here more than once . It has risen to the fore again in New Hampshire because of the shutdown of some biomass electricity plants ...


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EU approves €64m Polish support for waste-to-energy plant

Priyanka Shrestha, Energy Live News Summary The European Commission has approved €64 million (£55m) of public support from Poland for the construction of a highly efficient waste-to-energy facility. The funding will be used by municipally-owned company Port Czystej Energi (PCE), with...


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Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems to provide units for Suncor cogen plant

Deborah Jaremko, JWN Summary Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) says that Suncor Energy has placed an order for two of its advanced class gas turbines and two heat recovery steam generators for a cogeneration facility at the company's oilsands Base Plant. Suncor gave the go-ahead to the...


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MAN Energy achieves high efficiency at German CHP plant

Power Engineering International Summary MAN Energy Solutions has fully commissioned the new CHP (Combined-Heat-and¬-Power) plant for Schwäbisch Hall Municipal Utilities in southern Germany. MAN Energy Solutions was contracted in August 2017 to supply a MAN 12V35/44G TS gas engine to replace...


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Green Campus Revitalization

Drew Robb, Facility Executive Summary F ord Motor Company’s campus in Dearborn, MI stands as an enduring symbol of the American automotive industry. Its Ford Research and Engineering Campus (REC) was originally dedicated by President Eisenhower in 1953. That was followed by iconic Ford...


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Vanguard breaks ground on food waste to energy project

Kelly Maile, Waste Today Summary Vanguard Renewables , Wellesley, Massachusetts, began construction of a new project, which represents a unique partnership between a Vermont college, a local dairy farm and a renewable energy company. Vanguard owns and operates an anaerobic digestion facility...


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Frequently asked questions about the campus power outage

Public Affairs, Berkeley News Summary UC Berkeley campus is largely without power today, Friday, Oct. 11, due to PG&E’s efforts to prevent wildfires fanned by high winds. The following FAQ provides answers to some of the key questions being asked about classes, facilities,...


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Ottawa's environmental protection committee approves $57.2M wastewater treatment plant upgrade

Mike Vlasveld, Ottawa Matters Summary The City of Ottawa could save $80-million in utilities over the next 25 years while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, after $57.2-million in upgrades to its cogeneration system at the Robert O. Pickard Environmental Centre. The Standing Committee on...


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Notre Dame ceases to burn coal, a year ahead of schedule

Marissa Gebhard, Notre Dame News Summary Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced in the fall of 2015 the ambitious goal of discontinuing the use of coal by the end of 2020, and cutting the University’s carbon footprint in half by 2030. Both goals have been achieved...