Recycled Energy Development and National Gypsum have joined for a combined heat and power project at the manufacturer’s Burlington, N.J. facility. Supported by the State of New Jersey, the project will produce approximately 3.4 megawatts of clean electricity and deliver more than 210,000 MM Btu of thermal energy, resulting in an overall efficiency of greater than 90 percent.
RED’s combined heat and power system will provide clean power and thermal
energy to National’s wallboard production facility. The transformational CHP
project will reduce the company’s energy intensity and greenhouse gas emissions
and serve as a model for energy efficiency and emission reductions at energy
intensive industrial facilities throughout the United
RED received a $1.36 million grant from the state to support the CHP project.
Funding was made available through the Clean Energy Solutions ARRA CHP Program,
a grant program supported by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
and jointly developed by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and the
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. Grants provided through the program were
to be used for CHP facility installation and upgrade projects in New Jersey. The closing
of the competitive solicitation was in October 2010.