Monday 1 March 2010

Electricity From Waste Heat at Cement Works

Cement plant waste heat boilers are a new technology.

This is breaking news, although in a world where waste was just not tolerated, it ought not be 'news' at all. It should be second nature to all those design engineers.

SHANGHAI, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Energy Recovery, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CGYV) ("CER"), a leader in the waste heat energy recovery sector, was granted a 10-year patent covering its cement kiln forced-circulated waste heat recovery boiler technology.

The patent was authorized by the State Intellectual Property Office of People's Republic of China and granted to CER Energy Recovery on Jan. 20 of this year.

Cement plant waste heat boilers are a new technology developed by Vice General Manager and senior engineer at CER Shanghai, Wang Weiqing. CER is the only company currently using this technology and it expects, after further R&D, to develop new energy recovery technology solutions for energy intensive industrial processes.

"CER is committed to investing the resources necessary to develop leading-edge technologies that reduce harmful emissions and enable its customers to realize increased margins and a reduced energy footprint," said Qinghuan Wu, CER's Chief Executive Officer. "The patent for the cement plant waste heat boilers is CER's first step toward a new waste energy recovery technology that can deliver significant reductions in energy demand."

What is Waste Heat Energy Recovery?

Industrial facilities release significant amounts of excess heat into the atmosphere in the form of hot exhaust gases or high-pressure steam. Energy recovery is the process of recovering vast amounts of that wasted energy and converting it into usable heat energy or electricity, dramatically lowering energy costs. Energy recovery systems are also capable of lowering heat pollution and capturing harmful pollutants that would otherwise be released into the environment. It is estimated that if energy currently wasted by all the U.S. industrial facilities could be recovered, it could produce power equivalent to 20% of U.S. electricity generation capacity without burning any additional fossil fuel, and could help many industries to meet stringent environmental regulations.

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