Dec. 19, 2007: Energy Efficient â€˜Super Boiler' Reaches First Anniversary
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) helped to celebrate the first anniversary of the “Super Boiler” at Specification Rubber Products Inc., in Alabaster, Ala., where the new boiler has consistently produced a fuel-to-steam efficiency of 93 percent to 94 percent and has reduced the annual consumption of natural gas by 13 percent. The Super Boiler was produced through a DOE-sponsored research and development program by the Gas Technology Institute and its partner, Cleaver-Brooks Inc.
By 2020, DOE estimates that this technology could save more than 185 trillion Btu of natural gas, which is enough to fuel more than 2 million households.
Publication date: 12/17/2007