Fuel Tech bags multiple air pollution control orders totaling $2.6m

Fuel Tech has received multiple air pollution control contracts totaling $2.6m. The largest of these

Equipment deliveries for this project, which is designed to satisfy nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission requirements in anticipation of the upcoming Asian Games, are scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2010.

John Norris Jr, president and chief executive officer, said: "We are encouraged to have received our second NOx control order in Guangzhou City, where the Asian Games are scheduled to commence in November 2010.

"This province affords Fuel Tech additional NOx control opportunities as new environmental regulations have been issued in preparation for the Games, calling for the installation of systems to reduce NOx by as much as 80% by September 30, 2010, with incentives provided for earlier compliance."

Another order was received for an Ultra system to be installed on a coal-fired district heating plant in the Lombard region of Italy. This contract represents the second order from this customer. This system will provide the ammonia source for a new SCR system being installed for NOx control. Equipment deliveries are scheduled for the second quarter of 2010.

Fuel Tech claims that its Ultra process provides for cost-effective on-site conversion of safe urea reagent for use as reducing reagent in the selective catalytic reduction of NOx, eliminating the hazards associated with the transport, storage and handling of anhydrous or aqueous ammonia.

In addition, a contract was received for a NOxOUT SNCR system for a biomass-based circulating fluidized bed combustor in California. Supplemental equipment orders for previously announced business from a domestic electric utility were also received, as well as an equipment order from a domestic manufacturing company.

Lastly, five modeling orders were secured: two from an existing Korean client; one from a Midwestern electric utility; one from a domestic oil refinery; and one from a domestic electric generating station.