Fuel Tech awarded air pollution control orders in china totaling $2.4m

WARRENVILLE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fuel Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTEK), a world leader in advanced engineering solutions for combustion and emissions control systems for utility and industrial applications, today announced receipt of two Flue Gas Conditioning (FGC) contracts in China totaling $2.4 million.

The first and larger FGC application is a dual conditioning system using sulfur and ammonia as the conditioning reagents. The second FGC application is a single conditioning system using sulfur as the conditioning reagent. Equipment deliveries for both projects are expected to occur in the first half of 2013.

Flue gas conditioning systems improve the efficiency of particulate collectors, also known as electrostatic precipitators (ESPs). These conditioning systems represent a far lower capital cost approach to improving ash particulate capture versus the alternatives of installing larger ESPs or fabric filter technology to meet regulatory requirements for particulate and opacity levels.

Douglas G. Bailey, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “These awards, placed by a repeat customer and one of the major power producers in Jiangsu province, represent our first commercial FGC applications. FGC technology has been proven on over 500 ESPs worldwide and is a cost-effective means of complying with particulate emission and opacity regulations. Global demand for this technology is likely to be stronger in China, India, Eastern Europe, Russia, South America and South Africa, where the use of high-ash coals is prevalent. Actual demand will be dependent on several factors including regulatory requirements and the level of capital spent on alternative technologies.”