Demonstration of Water Heating with Brewing/Distilling Waste Heat


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Demonstration of Water Heating with Brewing/Distilling Waste Heat
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Recipient will demonstrate a novel waste heat recovery system extracting waste heat from brew kettle flue gas for hot water applications in the facility. The Recipient will combine low cost heat exchanges with an automated heat extraction system to prevent condensation in the flue gas.

Contact Information

Kevin Mori
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Institute of Gas Technology dba Gas Technology Institute
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Sacramento, West Sacramento
Sacramento, Yolo
Other Location Info
1210 66Th St # B Sacramento 95819 Sacramento 1520 Terminal St West Sacramento 95691 Yolo

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit 14, § 15301 ; Cal. Code Regs., tit 14, § 15306
Reasons for Exemption
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, sect. 15301 provides that projects which consist of the operation repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, and which involve negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination, are categorically exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act. This project will involve the demonstration and installation of heat exchanges on the exhausts of brewery kettles along with an automated heat extraction system that includes sensors and software, none of which will require any modifications to the existing building. Therefore, this project will have no significant impact on the environment and falls within section 15301.


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