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Fuel Tech awarded US$4.4 million in air pollution control contracts

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Fuel Tech, Inc., a world leader in advanced engineering solutions for the optimisation of combustion systems and emissions control in utility and industrial applications, has announced the receipt of multiple air pollution control (APC) contracts from customers in the US, Europe and China. These awards have an aggregate value of approximately US$4.4 million.

The US order is for conventional selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems on three gas-fired combustion turbines with heat recovery steam generators for a project at an industrial facility in the northeast. These systems include reactors and catalyst to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, along with flow mixing devices, aqueous ammonia feed systems and ammonia injection grids, all of which are key to optimal SCR performance. These systems also include catalyst to reduce carbon monoxide (CO) emissions. This is the equipment phase following the engineering order received earlier this year. Delivery of equipment is scheduled for the 1Q17.

In the UK, a contract for a demonstration of Fuel Tech’s Advanced NOxOUT® Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction (ASNCR) technology was received for a large coal-fired unit. The ASNCR system utilises proprietary state of the art injectors and injection controls in combination with advanced temperature measurement techniques to provide NOx reduction efficiency well beyond conventional SNCR in difficult furnace environments. The demonstration is expected to occur in the 1Q16.

In China, an order was received for multiple ULTRA™ systems that will be installed on units firing municipal solid waste, which are being retrofitted with NOx reduction technology. Fuel Tech’s ULTRA process provides for the safe and cost effective onsite conversion of urea to ammonia for use as a reagent where SCR is used to reduce NOx, eliminating the hazards associated with the transport, storage and handling of anhydrous or aqueous ammonia. An additional award was received for Fuel Tech’s NOxOUT® Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction (SNCR) systems for multiple coal-fired utility boilers. Equipment deliveries for both contracts are expected to occur in the 2Q16.

Vincent J. Arnone, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “These orders continue to demonstrate our capabilities to provide cost effective technology solutions on a global basis. Our SCR technology opportunities continue to grow as the use of natural gas is expanding for both power generation and industrial applications, while our ULTRA technology simplifies onsite ammonia generation for SCR applications of all types. We are encouraged by the continuing interest in our ASNCR technology, which was first demonstrated in Europe during 2013. These demonstrations have generated permanent equipment orders for multiple units in the UK, and we see a variety of market segments that could potentially benefit from this next generation of our SNCR technology. ASNCR could also be applied to our existing large installed base of SNCR customers through system upgrades to provide additional NOx reduction or lower reagent operating costs.”

Adapted from press release by Francesca Brindle

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