Illinois-based Gas Technology Institute (GTI) has signed two contracts with the California Energy Commission (CEC) totaling $3.5 million to support some energy projects in the West. With a satellite office in Davis, CA, GTI will help the CEC develop more economic natural gas-fired combined heat-power (CHP) systems and advanced waste heat recovery technology. GTI received a $1.8 million grant to develop flex-fuel CHP that can operate interchangeably on natural gas or biogas produced by anaerobic digesters at wastewater treatment plants and landfills. GTI also has a $1.73 million grant to demonstrate technology for converting high temperature (900 degrees F) exhaust gas waste heat into electricity on an average-sized industrial furnace.

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