Norwalk, CT, July 16, 2001 RJM Corporation, a provider of innovative emission control technologies, today announced multiple contracts for the installation of its RJM ARIS Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Technology on more than 100 diesel and gas engines in the United States.
The total value of the contracts is in excess of $7 million. During the past six months, RJM’s ARIS SCR Technology has generated unparalleled interest in various regions of United States, especially in the Pacific Northwest, where the technology is fast emerging as a cost-effective solution to beat peaking summer electricity prices.
“RJM’s attractive pricing schedule enables a diesel or gas engine to run continuously and generate clean and economical power. The RJM ARIS SCR Technology, when installed on a diesel or gas engine can be used for base load power generation and meets the strictest emission control standards,” states Robert W. Monro, Vice President, RJM ARIS Technology Group.
“The system is highly economical as the unit can reduce NOx by more than 90% at less than $750/ton of NOx removed. A 2 MW base load diesel unit operating at 4,000 hours annually can install an RJM ARIS SCR system for less than $0.025/kWh in its first year of operation. At today’s California prices, such power solutions are very attractive for merchant plant projects and could offer economical solutions to the energy crisis.”
In fact, the East Coast tourist retreat of Block Island, R.I. is now benefiting from this new technology. Cliff McGinnes, an owner of Block Island Power Company, was recently challenged by the increased demand for electricity from the island’s growing summer population.
He needed to provide abundant, clean and affordable energy for the burgeoning ranks of islanders. But the island’s old polluting diesel engine was already at capacity and the exorbitant expense of installing a new unit would have a devastating impact on the customers. After searching for alternative solutions, McGinnes found that RJM offered a viable product.
By adding only a single piece of equipment to the existing diesel engine, along with accompanying software to monitor emissions, Block Island Power was able to meet the energy needs of its customers and emissions control standards at affordable rates. McGinnes found that with the new product, he had a “diesel engine that could” meet the energy challenge.
The RJM ARIS system is quick and easy to install with exceptionally attractive delivery schedules. The ARIS system works to reduce NOx emissions in diesel or lean burn natural gas engines by metering precise amounts of a safe reagent into the engine’s exhaust stream. When injected into the exhaust stream of a diesel engine, urea will decompose to ammonia and react with oxides of nitrogen (NOx) across a catalyst located downstream of the injection point to reduce NOx. RJM’s ARIS SCR Technology utilizes a urea-based reducing reagent, which contains 32.5% urea in aqueous solution, to deliver ammonia to the catalyst.
Ravi Krishnan, RJM’s Director, Strategic Planning, notes: “The primary drivers for RJM’s market dominance has been the increased need for base load power through diesel and gas engines in markets that have been facing a power supply shortage. Additionally, merchant power producers have begun to appreciate that quick, reliable and clean power can be generated cost-competitively through the RJM ARIS SCR Technology. RJM’s systems are simple to install with exceptionally short delivery schedules. In markets where timing is critical, RJM’s excellent delivery schedules enable customers requiring prime power to beat the peaking summer prices.”
About RJM Corporation
Since the company’s inception in 1977, the RJM name has become synonymous with the “new thinking” behind innovative energy technologies. RJM’s engineers lead the field, offering some of the most effective technologies available today for reducing NOx emissions from fossil fuel fired boilers.
RJM Corporation’s initial focus on combustion and emissions control engineering for utility and industrial boilers created a reputation for introducing breakthrough technologies. RJM was: first with burner add-ons for NOx emission control, first with practical low NOx fuel oil atomizers for tangential-fired utility and industrial boilers, first with front-end NOx tempering systems and first with second-generation NOx emission control technology. With its new NOx reduction ARIS Technology for diesel and natural gas engines, RJM’s spectrum of innovative energy technologies continues to lead the way.
ARIS is a trademark of Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc., Stamford, CT. In the North, Central and South American markets, RJM ARIS Technology for diesel and natural gas engines in stationary, marine and locomotive applications is available exclusively through RJM Corporation. Additional information can be found at http://www.rjm.com.