U.S. Department of Energy Awards INNIO Waukesha $2.2 Million for Emissions Reduction Technology Demonstration Project
- Funding is part of Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy program seeking cleaner technology solutions for oil, gas, and coal sectors
- INNIO Waukesha one of 12 companies nationwide to receive award for innovative emissions reduction technology demonstration
- INNIO Waukesha’s emissions reduction technology demonstration to support U.S. Methane Emissions Reduction Action Plan announced at COP26
WAUKESHA, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--INNIO Waukesha Gas Engines announced today that it has been selected to receive more than $2.2 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The funding is part of ARPA-E’s “Reducing Emissions of Methane Every Day of the Year” (REMEDY) program that was unveiled earlier this year. The program aims to reduce emissions in the oil, gas, and coal industries and promote innovation and manufacturing of new technologies to achieve climate goals.
In support of the United States’ emissions reduction plans announced at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), ARPA-E announced 12 funding awards totaling $35 million to develop and demonstrate technologies aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the oil, gas, and coal sectors. INNIO Waukesha received funding for its proposed project that is focused on developing a new line of pistons.
“The Department of Energy investments in Marquette University and INNIO Waukesha Gas Engines will bolster Wisconsin’s cutting-edge research and technological innovation capabilities to create good paying jobs in the clean energy economy,” said U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin. “We appreciate the Biden administration’s recognition that Wisconsin is forging our country’s path into the clean energy future and in doing so, providing practical leadership on climate solutions.”
“At INNIO, our research and development teams are intently focused on identifying, demonstrating, and delivering viable innovations that will help shape the energy transition. We believe a critical path to a cleaner energy future is providing carbon reducing enhancements for installed assets that will lead to an extended life and investment security,” said Dr. Olaf Berlien, president and CEO of INNIO. “We are pleased that ARPA-E has recognized that our carbon reduction research may yield an impactful carbon reduction approach for both new and installed engines everywhere.”
"As a global supplier of energy services, INNIO Waukesha is constantly searching for new and innovative solutions to reduce emission levels and reduce carbon footprints to support our customers and their communities,” said Bud Hittie, president of INNIO Waukesha. “We look forward to aggressively moving forward with our engine research and development to continue delivering technology for a cleaner energy future.”
INNIO Waukesha’s REMEDY funding will be spread across two stages of the program over three years. Stage 1 is planned to focus on lab-based tests confirming the operability of technical proposals, approaches, and system component. Stage 2 will expand the scale of testing, and ideally include field tests. The new technology aims to meet the REMEDY goal of 99.5% Methane destruction.
INNIO is a leading provider of renewable gas and hydrogen-rich solutions and services for power generation and compression at or near the point of use. With our Jenbacher and Waukesha products, INNIO helps to provide communities, industry and the public access to sustainable, reliable and economical power ranging from 200 kW to 10 MW. We also provide life-cycle support and digital solutions to the more than 53,000 delivered gas engines globally, through our service network in more than 100 countries. We deliver innovative technology driven by sustainability, decentralization, and digitalization to help lead the way to a greener future. Headquartered in Jenbach, Austria, the business also has primary operations in Welland, Ontario, Canada, and Waukesha, Wisconsin, U.S. For more information, visit the company's website at www.innio.com. Follow INNIO on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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