Thermal Energy International’s “Bolt-on” CHP Heat Recovery Solution to Optimize Leading Food Group’s Efficiency and Cut Emissions
OTTAWA, ONTARIO – August 18, 2020 – Thermal Energy International Inc. (“Thermal Energy” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: TMG), has been commissioned by one of Europe’s largest food and drink groups to supply a turnkey heat recovery system designed to reduce fuel use and carbon emissions, while also minimizing particulate matter, and NOX emissions.
The project, valued at approximately $920,000, will be installed at a canning and pouch packaging facility in the UK. At the heart of the system will be Thermal Energy’s proprietary direct contact heat recovery technology, FLU-ACE®. This unit will draw flue gases from three boiler exhausts and recover waste energy from a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) heating jacket. The recaptured energy will then preheat process water required during the cooking, canning, and sterilization processes, and heat boiler make up water used to create steam.
Once commissioned, the system is expected to deliver an annual fuel saving of $383,300 and reduce the site’s carbon emissions by 2,868 tonnes a year – helping to support the Group’s company-wide targets.
“We’ve worked with this customer for a number of years, having previously installed our high efficiency, low maintenance GEM™ steam traps at various European sites.” said William Crossland, CEO of Thermal Energy.
“This will be the first time we have partnered with the Group to deliver efficiency gains using heat recovery. We are already investigating the installation of a second heat recovery system at one the food and beverage Group’s other European facilities.”
“This project is particularly exciting as the FLU-ACE® unit is integrating with the site CHP. As many facilities turn to cogeneration (or CHP) to increase efficiency, heat recovery can be used to help take an already efficient system from between 60 to 80% into the high 90s, maximizing ROI for the customer. It is applicable across industries and will be an area of focus we continue to develop as a company.”
“As well as providing fuel savings, this system is designed to reduce emissions, both through pollution prevention (by reducing fuel use) and pollution control (through end of pipe control). This in an area of increasing importance to our customers, particularly among sites located near or within urban areas, such as hospitals, or where legislation is in place. Due to our proprietary technologies we are uniquely positioned to assist in preventing harmful emissions such as particulate matter, NOX, and acid gasses (SO2) entering the atmosphere.”
“As a result of the heat recovery unit installation, we estimate that the end-of-pipe particulate matter will be reduced by 50% to 90%, and NOX emissions will be reduced according to the reduction in fuel use, by approximately 15%.”
The project is expected to be completed and revenue earned within nine months.
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About Thermal Energy International Inc.
Thermal Energy International Inc., ranked as one of Canada’s Top Growing Companies in 2019, is an established global supplier of proprietary, proven energy efficiency and emissions reduction solutions to the industrial and institutional sectors. We save our customers money and improve their bottom line by reducing their fuel use and cutting their carbon emissions. Our customers include many Fortune 500 and other leading multinational companies across a wide range of industry sectors.
Thermal Energy is a fully accredited professional engineering firm, and by providing a unique mix of proprietary products together with process, energy, and environmental engineering expertise, we can deliver unique turnkey projects with significant financial and environmental benefits for our customers.
Thermal Energy's proprietary products include: GEM™ - Steam Traps, FLU-ACE® - Direct contact condensing heat recovery, HEATSPONGE – Indirect contact condensing heat recovery systems, and DRY-REX™ - Low temperature biomass drying systems.
Thermal Energy has engineering offices in Ottawa, Canada, Pittsburgh, USA, as well as Bristol, UK, with sales offices in Canada, UK, USA, Germany, Poland, Italy, and China. TEI’s common shares are traded on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) under the symbol TMG.
For more information, visit our website at www.thermalenergy.com and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/GoThermalEnergy.
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