Plumbing and Mechanical

ECR Receives DOE Grant For Micro-Cogeneration Technology

July 1, 2004
U.S. Rep. Sherwood Boehlert announced a $500,000 Department of Energy grant for ECR International in Utica, N.Y., for new energy-saving technology.

U.S. Rep. Sherwood Boehlert (R-New Hartford, N.Y.) announced a $500,000 Department of Energy grant for ECR International in Utica, N.Y., for new energy-saving technology, micro-cogeneration. The grant will allow ECR to develop and commercialize a device to enable gas-fired home heating appliances to simultaneously generate electricity and heat, ultimately cutting consumer utility bills and provide back-up power in the event of an electricity outage.

The DOE, after a year-long effort, established a program to develop micro-cogeneration technology for use in homes.

Three competing projects also received grants, but ECR's was the largest, with $500,000 over two years.