Dresser-Rand Earns Certificate From Environmental Protection AgencySource: Dresser-Rand | 20 March 2014
Dresser-Rand, a global supplier of rotating equipment solutions to the oil, gas, petrochemical, power generation, and process industries, has been honored by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Combined Heat and Power Partnership with the 2013 Certificate of Avoided GHG Emissions.
The award recognizes companies that successfully reduced carbon pollution using combined heat and power (CHP) systems. Dresser-Rand received the certificate based on seven projects that avoided an estimated 23,400 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions since 2007, compared with conventional energy sources.
The achievement also recognized that Dresser-Rand avoided more than 5,710 metric tons of emissions in 2013—an amount equal to the generation of electricity used annually by 786 homes.
“At Dresser-Rand, it has always been our goal to ‘bring energy and the environment into harmony,’” said Chris Nagle, general manager of Power North America for Dresser-Rand. “This certificate from the EPA is just another example of how important it is to us as an organization to be environmentally responsible.”
Dresser Rand is one of the EPA’s CHP partners and serves the CHP market with packaged or site-built CHP systems based on its reciprocating gas engine, gas turbine, and steam turbine product lines. The estimates calculated by the EPA compare emissions from each CHP system to the total emissions from conventional separate heat and power sources, such as grid electricity and on-site thermal generation.