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GLRPPR Sector Resource: From Waste to Watts: City of Rialto (CA) Teams with Chevron, FuelCell Energy to Turn Restaurant Grease Into Renewable Power

Title:
From Waste to Watts: City of Rialto (CA) Teams with Chevron, FuelCell Energy to Turn Restaurant Grease Into Renewable Power

Abstract:
This press release describes how Chevron Energy Solutions, a Chevron (NYSE: CVX) subsidiary, has begun engineering and construction of an innovative system at the City of Rialto's wastewater treatment facility that will transform wastewater sludge and kitchen grease from local restaurants into clean, renewable power. "The environmentally friendly system will increase municipal revenues, reduce landfill wastes and lower greenhouse emissions by nearly 5.5 million tons annually, while decreasing the city's energy costs by about $800,000 a year. The system includes a 900-kilowatt fuel cell power plant, manufactured by FuelCell Energy (NasdaqNM: FCEL), that will generate electricity without combustion using methane, a biogas produced naturally on site by the organic materials contained in wastewater."

URL:
http://www.chevron.com/news/press/Release/?id=2007-05-08

Source:
Chevron Corporation

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
May 8, 2007

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