Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) October 27, 2011
Starting next year in the counties that are part of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), operators of gas-fired boilers and steam generators must conform to new clean-air certification requirements. To help them plan for the initial January 1, 2012 deadline, Leva Energy Inc., the cleantech company that leverages hot-water and steam boilers to produce clean and cost-effective electric power, has launched an upgrade program that enables them to transform their current boiler into an efficient combined heat and power (CHP) system.
Leva Energy’s “NOx Compliance + ROI” program includes:
“Most business owners believe their only options for lowering NOx are to spend money on new, ultra-low NOx burners that offer no payback or to buy expensive selective catalytic reduction systems. In fact, these options often sacrifice energy efficiency or add operating costs in order to achieve lower NOx,” said Franco Castaldini, president and co-founder of Leva Energy. “What we’re saying is that you can upgrade your existing boiler to meet ultra-low NOx regulations and simultaneously generate clean electrical power that quickly pays you back for your low-NOx investment. In many cases, this CHP system will pay for itself in two years and will also qualify for new state rebates.”
To learn more about Leva Energy's NOx Compliance + ROI program, visit http://www.levaenergy.com, call (408) 733-5282 or email info(at)levaenergy(dot)com. The program is also available for businesses in the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).
The first deadline for BAAQMD’s boiler NOx regulations is January 1, 2012.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) is the public agency entrusted with regulating stationary sources of air pollution in the nine counties that surround San Francisco Bay: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, southwestern Solano, and southern Sonoma counties. In 1992, the BAAQMD enacted a rule to limit the emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and carbon monoxide (CO) from industrial, institutional and commercial boilers, steam generators and process heaters. Effective January 1, 2012, Regulation 9, Rule 7, Nitrogen Oxides and Carbon Monoxide from Industrial, Institutional and Commercial Boilers, Steam Generators and Process Heaters (9-7) requires that devices fired with natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), or any combination thereof, and with a rated heat input greater than 5 million and less than 75 million BTU per hour, be certified to meet the 9-7 emission limits.
How does Leva Energy CHP technology work?
The Leva Energy Power Burner 100 is the only CHP technology that delivers 90% fuel-electricity efficiency, meets the stringent BAAQMD NOx air-quality regulations, and consistently yields a two-year payback. The Power Burner is compatible with any existing firetube or watertube boiler typically used by hospitals, hotels, universities, food processors and manufacturers. It replaces an aging, inefficient burner with a technologically advanced power-generating burner that provides clean thermal energy while simultaneously generating electrical power at a fraction of today’s commercial and industrial rates. The Power Burner operates at 3% O2 while emitting less than 9ppm NOx, and qualifies for the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) recently expanded Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP).
About Leva Energy Inc.
Leva Energy is a cleantech company located in Silicon Valley that is commercializing high-efficiency, power-generating burners with a fuel-to-electricity efficiency of 90 percent. Unlike solar, fuel cells and previous attempts at gas-fired distributed generation (DG), Leva Energy’s innovative technology delivers combined heat and power (CHP) with fast payback and high reliability. The Leva Energy Power Burner uniquely addresses the large and growing market to make industrial boilers NOx-compliant while providing a quick ROI where none existed before. Leva Energy was a semifinalist in the 2010 Cleantech Open business competition. For more information, see http://www.levaenergy.com and follow @levaenergy on Twitter.
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