Low Cost Micro DG/CHP for Use in Laundry Facilities

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Low Cost Micro DG/CHP for Use in Laundry Facilities
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The purpose of the agreement is to develop and demonstrate a low-cost, natural gas fueled, rotary engine based, distributed generation system tailored to provide combined heat and power for commercial laundry facilities. The project will incorporate an automobile sourced rotary engine, inherently low cost due to economies of scale, small size, low noise and vibration, and high reliability for direct placement indoors and adjacent to laundry operation. Both water jacket heat and exhaust heat will be used to support hot water for washing machine and hot air for dryer applications respectively. The natural gas fueled engine will be configured for lean burn to suppress NOX formation at low engine speeds, and employ exhaust gas re-circulation and a standard automotive three-way catalyst for high speed emission control. Expected performance criteria include electric output of 30 kW and the total system efficiency of 66.5%. The estimated cost of electricity is $0.052/kW-hr.

Contact Information
Chuck Gentry
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-1528



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15036, 15329, Class 6, 29
Reasons for Exemption
Information Collection. Installation of certain cogeneration equipment of less than 50 megawatts capacity at existing facilities.

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