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 States.

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.