Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) September 30, 2011
Leva Energy Inc., the cleantech company that leverages hot water and steam boilers to produce clean and cost-effective electric power, has joined the U.S. Clean Heat & Power Association (USCHPA), a private, non-profit association that brings together diverse market interests to promote the growth of clean, efficient energy in the United States. Leva Energy joins more than 60 organizations and allied industry groups united in the goal of promoting sound clean-energy policy and marketplace solutions.
“We welcome Leva Energy to the USCHPA as a cleantech innovator whose combined heat and power technology could have significant impact on hundreds of businesses and facilities in the United States,” said USCHPA Executive Director Jessica H. Bridges. “Leva Energy brings new thinking to CHP, and we look forward to their participation in our membership forums and at our events.”
Leva Energy also announced that it has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Combined Heat and Power Partnership. The CHP Partnership is a voluntary program that seeks to reduce the environmental impact of power generation by promoting the use of CHP. The Partnership works closely with energy users, the CHP industry, state and local governments, and other clean-energy stakeholders to facilitate the development of new projects and to promote their environmental and economic benefits.
“Clean heat and power technologies offer numerous commercial and societal benefits. Among them are improved environmental quality, reduced energy consumption, and improved grid reliability,” said Franco Castaldini, president and co-founder of Leva Energy. “By working with members of the USCHPA and the EPA CHP Partnership, Leva Energy can take advantage of access to policy decisions in D.C., gain influence on these decisions at national and state levels, and connect with innovators whose technology could be useful for our customers.”
How does Leva Energy CHP work?
The Leva Energy Power Burner is the only CHP technology that delivers 90% fuel-electricity efficiency and consistently yields a two-year payback. The Leva Energy Power Burner attaches to the boilers typically found in hospitals, hotels, universities, food processors and manufacturers. The Power Burner replaces aging, inefficient burners 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.
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.