Boiler Burner Energy System Technology ("BBEST") for Firetube Boilers


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Boiler Burner Energy System Technology ("BBEST") for Firetube Boilers
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This proposal will address these challenges, using a proven simple cycle microturbine, (SCMTG) integrated with an innovative ultralow NOx boiler burner that will be joined by an educator assembly. Current CHP approaches for firetube boilers typically use recuperated MTGs with or without supplemental firing. Without supplemental firing, excess air is very high and efficiencies are only 60%, which is far below boiler capabilities of over 80%. With supplemental firing, efficiencies can reach 80% at full load. However, as load is reduced, efficiencies quickly fall to 60%. These lower efficiencies represent significant costs to users, which offset the benefits of CHP, including gains in greenhouse gas emissions reduction.

Contact Information

Mike Kane
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Costa Mesa

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Installation of certain congeneration equipment of less than 50 megawatts capacity at existing facilities.

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