06 January 2010

Stimulus money funds energy generation at door maker plant

Door maker CMI has received a grant of $1.3 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The company will use the money to install a steam turbine at its Towanda, Pa., facility. According to the company, "the new system will use existing excess steam to generate up to 1,000 kilowatts of electricity." The press release continued:
Governor Edward G. Rendell said CMI’s steam turbine project is one of nine new large-scale combined heat and power projects being supported by the state. Together, it is estimated these projects will create enough energy to power 180,000 homes for one year and slash carbon dioxide emissions equal to 180,000 passenger vehicles, while creating jobs and stabilizing power distribution networks.

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