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  • B&W Awarded $90M Contract For U.K. Waste-To-Energy Power Plant Project
    a contract for more than 90 million to design manufacture and build a waste to energy power plant near Haresfield Gloucestershire United Kingdom B W Vølund was awarded the contract by a joint venture of Urbaser and Balfour Beatty The facility will treat municipal and commercial and industrial waste to supply 14 5 MW of electricity enough to power the equivalent of 25 000 homes B W Vølund s scope includes the plant s combustion system and air cooled DynaGrate fuel handling equipment steam boiler island steam turbine generator water treatment system piping valves and air systems burners and other plant equipment B W has installed more than 500 waste to energy and biomass units around the world said B W Global Power Division Sr Vice President Paul Scavuzzo We re grateful that our customer recognized our experience and reputation for quality when they selected us for this important clean energy project Engineering work for the project is underway The plant is scheduled to come online in 2019 About B W Headquartered in Charlotte N C Babcock Wilcox is a global leader in energy and environmental technologies and services for the power and industrial markets B W companies employ approximately 6 000 people around the world Follow us on Twitter BabcockWilcox and learn more at www babcock com Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements B W cautions that this release contains forward looking statements including statements relating to the scope timing and value to the extent value may be viewed as an indicator of future revenues of the Gloucester contract These forward looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties including among other things delays or other difficulties executing the Gloucester contract and adverse modifications to the contract including termination If one or more of these or other risks

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  • Masdar Institute And Xylem Inc Sign Agreement To Develop Sustainability Indicators For Abu Dhabi’s Water And Energy Sectors
    Steve Griffiths Vice President of Research Masdar Institute said Our partnership with Xylem will result in an increased ability to identify areas for improvement in the water and wastewater transport and treatment sector Masdar Institute has experience in developing abatement cost curves and believes this collaboration is foundational to our expanded research efforts across the water sector Today s announcement with Masdar Institute marks a pivotal milestone in our regional growth plan and represents a solid step in our journey as a leading water technology innovator and provider said Vincent Chirouze Regional Director Middle East and Africa Xylem Inc The partnership with Masdar Institute will enable us and government stakeholders to further understand areas of improvement for the UAE s water and wastewater sector in particular around energy efficiency ultimately supporting the deployment of highly efficient technologies and processes to help solve pressing water issues with sustainable solutions Masdar Institute has demonstrated its expertise and ability to address issues critical to the UAE s sustainable development and we are proud to partner with them on this important project he added The principal investigator PI for the project will be Dr Shadi Wajih Hasan Assistant Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Masdar Institute who has a wide experience in wastewater related research Dr Taha Ouarda Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Masdar Institute who has expertise in environmental sampling and data analysis will be the co PI A Master s student will also be part of the team Xylem is already engaged in applying the MACC technique to wastewater transport and treatment in various regions According to a Xylem report titled Powering the Wastewater Renaissance Energy Efficiency and Emissions Reduction in Wastewater Management nearly half of the electricity related emissions in global wastewater management can be abated at a negative or neutral cost This translates to a potential global volume of 44 million metric tons of CO2e carbon dioxide equivalent that could be abated annually at zero or negative cost Xylem s report also indicates almost 50 of electricity related emissions from the wastewater sector in the US Europe and China can be abated with existing technologies Nearly 95 of this abatement can be achieved at zero or negative cost where savings from energy efficiency would exceed spending on the abatement measure About Masdar Institute The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology Masdar Institute was established by the government of Abu Dhabi as a not for profit private graduate university to develop indigenous R D capacity in Abu Dhabi addressing issues of importance to the region In collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT Masdar Institute has developed an academic and research platform that articulates its mission and vision according to critical energy and sustainability challenges An important characteristic of Masdar Institute is its focus on complex real world problems that require a multidisciplinary approach for the development of solutions from an integrated technology systems and policy perspective This multi interdisciplinary and integrated approach is supported by the

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  • Renewable Hydrogen From Tri-Generation Fuel Cells Included Under California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)
    of a megawatt class tri generation system utilizing renewable biogas as the fuel source Our commercial solution for generating hydrogen is technologically operationally and financially superior to conventional hydrogen generation alternatives and our ability to generate renewable hydrogen affordably and with private capital is a game changer that addresses the challenges faced by regulators and auto manufacturers said Chip Bottone Chief Executive Officer FuelCell Energy Inc The key aspect of supporting the hydrogen infrastructure necessary for widespread fuel cell electric vehicle adoption is a clean and carbon friendly solution that is priced competitively to the cost of gasoline which is what we can deliver LCFS established in 2007 through a Governor s Executive Order requires producers of petroleum based fuels to reduce the carbon intensity of their products beginning with a quarter of a percent in 2011 culminating in a 10 percent total reduction by 2020 Petroleum importers refiners and wholesalers can either develop their own low carbon fuel products or buy LCFS Credits from other companies that develop and sell low carbon alternative fuels such as renewable hydrogen from tri generation fuel cell plants California Senate Bill 1505 directs CARB to develop regulations that ensure the production of hydrogen for transportation use is undertaken in a manner that is consistent with environmental goals CARB s team performed a complete Life Cycle Analysis LCA on our tri generation system and determined that we have a negative carbon footprint as our power and hydrogen generation process is net carbon neutral due to the use of renewable biogas and is a cleaner use of the biogas compared to alternatives said Tony Leo Vice President Application Engineering Advanced Technology Development FuelCell Energy Inc This means that overall we are negative carbon emitters a superior result in comparison to other hydrogen generation technologies such as electrolysis or traditional steam reforming While the LCFS standard is focused on carbon emissions it is also notable that tri generation produces hydrogen without using water which is consumed in both electrolysis and conventional steam methane reforming Trigeneration uses waste heat and water byproducts produced by the fuel cell during power generation to make hydrogen efficiently and without the need for external water consumption which is increasingly a concern in certain regions including California continued Mr Leo This LCFS prospective pathway certification is based on the success of a three year tri generation project at the Orange County Sanitation District in California A FuelCell Energy tri generation fuel cell system produced renewable hydrogen for FCEV s and power for the wastewater treatment facility demonstrating the technical viability of the system using a sub megawatt fuel cell plant FuelCell Energy s hydrogen co production system utilizing a DFC3000 plant generates approximately 1 200 kilogram per day of hydrogen which is adequate to service approximately 300 cars day or 50 buses day Simultaneous with the hydrogen production is the generation of 2 megawatts of electric power and 2 million Btu s of thermal energy Hydrogen production results in a modest reduction

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  • Wastewater As An Energy Source
    lot of energy in wastewater and its processing For example in sewage gas In 2014 1 340 gigawatt hours of electricity was generated from this by product of sewage sludge digestion in German sewage plants alone This amount of energy can cover the electricity needs of a big city like Frankfurt am Main for an entire year And the potential here is much larger There are over 10 000 sewage plants in Germany but last year only 1 252 of them were making use of sewage gas In the temperature of wastewater also there is a significant amount of energy Depending on the application and time of measurement domestic commercial and industrial wastewater is between 10 degrees Celsius and 60 degrees Celsius This energy treasure trove can be tapped into by passing this wastewater via special heat exchangers Huber SE of Berching Germany a company specializing in machinery for water wastewater and sludge treatment has calculated that for example the capital of Bavaria Munich could in theory meet over 60 percent of its energy needs by exploiting the heat in its own wastewater A practical and very useful way of tapping into this potential is to set up a small scale recovery cycle For example in 2014 the sterile supplies department at the Rechts der Isar Hospital in Munich became the first such department in Germany to be fitted with a wastewater heat recovery system Each year 64 000 pieces of equipment are cleaned and sterilized here this represents most of the material needed in operations at the hospital These processes generate a lot of hot wastewater most of the heat from which is now recovered and re used to prewarm the water for the next cleaning and sterilization processes The amount of heat energy thus saved is around 200

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  • New Regulations Spark US31B Investment In US Power Sector
    water related capital expenditures from 2015 to 2025 A new report from Bluefield research analyzes key power sector trends including discharge regulations fuel switching and water supply risks that are impacting investments in water and wastewater treatment solutions As the largest user of water and contributor to surface water pollution the U S thermal power plants coal fired facilities in particular are facing significant regulatory scrutiny Bluefield identified 206 facilities in coal rich Mid Atlantic and Midwestern states that are a central focus for EPA policymakers The USEPA s 30 September 2015 Steam Electric Power Generating Effluent Guidelines a policy to rein in key pollutants from power systems lays the groundwork for water system upgrades to coal fired electric power plants with capacities over 50 megawatts The lion s share of this spend reaching US 2 4 million through 2025 will occur between 2019 and 2023 during National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NPDES permit renewals CAPEX for these retrofits could scale to US 7 5 billion by 2042 Water Power Sector CAPEX by State 2015 2025 Today 45 of U S electric generation is fueled by coal but significant declines in natural gas prices accelerated by hydraulic fracturing has begun to also influence asset strategies of power plant owners Aging facilities and tightening air and water quality regulatory controls underlie 19 gigawatts of planned coal plant retirements The upside for water players is that there will be a steady increase in greenfield natural gas plant additions coal plant replacements and new generation to meet demand growth This will drive US 540 million of water related CAPEX over the next decade According to Erin Bonney Casey an analyst for Bluefield Research 79 declines in natural gas prices since 2008 and increased adoption of cost competitive renewables make the shift to new

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  • RWL Water Announces Joint Venture With Quimica Apollo In Response To Mexico’s Growing Water And Wastewater Needs
    Química Apollo one of the leading Mexican companies in chemical treatment services to the oil and gas power and general industries are pleased to announce the creation of a joint venture in Mexico The joint venture named RWL Water Mexico will be dedicated to helping industrial clients address their water and wastewater needs secure their long term water supply requirements meet increasingly stringent environmental regulations reduce their water footprint and optimize their cost base The joint venture will rely upon Química Apollo s chemical treatment expertise market knowledge and extensive service organization and RWL Water s comprehensive technology solutions portfolio and global references We are very excited to work with Química Apollo in Mexico to provide the best possible solutions to the industry stated Henry Charrabé RWL Water President and CEO Both companies are very complementary and strong innovators The right combination of technology and chemistry supported by an expert and extensive network of technicians will ensure that the best possible solution is proposed to our industrial customers We have been working with RWL Water for some time now said Constantin Galanis Química Apollo s President and CEO I am confident that our joint venture is the best possible response to Mexico s growing water and wastewater needs Following the successful award of the San Quintin desalination Build Own Transfer to RWL Water by the state of Baja California this joint venture is another step in RWL Water s expansion in Mexico and Latin America and confirms the Company s ambition to excel as a global leader in the water industry in the middle market About RWL Water Founded by Ronald S Lauder RWL Water was established with a vision to become the leading global water wastewater and reuse solutions provider in the middle market The Company offers global solutions

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  • GE Introduces New EvaporationSolidification Technology To Meet US EPA Wastewater Discharge Guidelines For Steam Electric And Coal-Fired Power Plants
    technology for flue gas desulfurization FGD to meet the recently released U S Environmental Protection Agency EPA guidelines governing wastewater discharge from steam electric and coal fired power plants GE is showcasing its evaporation technologies chemical solutions and biological treatments to meet the new EPA effluent limitations guidelines ELGs at the International Water Conference taking place November 16 19 2015 in Orlando The new EPA ELGs will reduce or eliminate toxic metals and other pollutants from entering surface waters from steam electric power plants The new rules specifically address FGD wastewater from coal fired power plants and identify chemical precipitation followed by biological treatment as the best available technology for treating and discharging the waste from existing plants and evaporation pozzolanic solidification for new facilities In addition the ELGs identify the evaporation solidification approach as a best available technology for eliminating FGD waste streams from existing power plants under a voluntary incentive program GE s new evaporation solidification technology reduces chemical addition sludge handling and energy costs It reduces the long term environmental risks associated with the discharge of FGD purge water and other liquid streams from power plants The system produces high quality water for recycle and reuse Specifically designed for FGD wastewater it is cost effective and offers significant reductions in both capital and operating expenses compared to traditional Zero Liquid Discharge ZLD systems GE s new evaporation solidification technology provides power plants with maximum flexibility because it can treat FGD wastewater from any type of coal and removes the risk of meeting stringent discharge requirements by eliminating liquid discharge to waterways This new approach also significantly reduces the risks to operators associated with the management of solid landfill waste For many years GE has been providing industrial users with solutions for tough to treat wastewater With the EPAs latest ruling on effluent limitations guidelines coal fired and steam electric power plants can confidently meet the wide range of new federal regulations with GE s innovative evaporative ZLD technologies chemical solutions and biological treatments said Kevin Cassidy general manager engineered systems water and process technologies for GE Power GE s technology portfolio for FGD treatment includes chemical solutions such as MetClear for advanced metals arsenic and mercury removal ABMet biological treatment for selenium and nitrate removal and the new FGD evaporation solidification process for eliminating liquid pollutants and discharge to waterways The new EPA ELGs apply directly to FGD purge stream treatment and do not allow internal dilution Power plants can either treat and discharge their waste streams or eliminate it with an evaporation system Each power plant must comply between 2018 and 2023 depending on when a new Clean Water Act permit is needed For more information visit http www gewater com ELGs html About GE GE is the world s Digital Industrial Company transforming industry with software defined machines and solutions that are connected responsive and predictive GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge the GE Store through which each business shares and accesses

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  • Technology To Dramatically Reduce Flare Emissions Demonstrated
    Program managed by the Houston Advanced Research Center HARC Gulf Coast Green Energy and the Hess Corporation to operate ElectraTherm s Power Generator at a Hess oil well in North Dakota The Power utilizes raw gas that would otherwise be flared to generate low emission electricity The same Power system can run on biogas at wastewater treatment plants and landfills to cost effectively reduce flaring and emissions while generating clean electricity In North Dakota both the state regulators and the U S Environmental Protection Agency US EPA are pushing to reduce open flaring of natural gas The Texas A M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources IRNR conducted research and collected data from the Hess test site in the Bakken Shale during September 2015 The data was part of an emissions research study for comparing emissions from the Power system to the emissions from open flaring According to the report It is important to note that the emissions from the Power Generator system s boiler are lower comparatively less harmful to the environment and would provide the added utility of power generated for use from the raw gas or fuel gas which would otherwise be wasted The report includes the percentage of reduced emissions as a result of the Power Generator with an 89 reduction in CO 48 reduction in NOX and 93 reduction in VOCs The report concludes The real benefit is the power generated by raw gas or fuel gas which would otherwise be wasted by open flaring Furthermore this new technology would meet the goals of the US EPA and North Dakota A short video on the project is available at https youtu be srTTY0J E8 ElectraTherm s Power Generators utilize waste heat on applications such as internal combustion engines biomass geothermal and methane utilization at wastewater treatment

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