Building products manufacturer National Gypsum Company (NGC) has announced the opening of a combined heat and power project at NGC’s Burlington, New Jersey, facility.

The project was developed by Recycled Energy Development (RED).

Approximately 3.4 MW of clean electricity will be produced along with more than 30 MMBtu of thermal energy each hour of operation, resulting in an overall efficiency of greater than 90 percent.

National Gypsum plant
“CHP is benefitting our company’s bottom line,” said John Corsi, Vice President of Manufacturing Operations and Engineering of NGC. “This facility allows NGC to further strengthen our competitiveness, increase our reliability, as well as improve our environmental stewardship.”

The project benefitted from a $1.3m competitive grant administered by New Jersey’s Economic Development Authority and Board of Public Utilities.

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