Compass Energy nears air permit for gas-fired project in Pennsylvania

Compass Energy Partners LP is nearing an air permit approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for the construction of two 2,328 bhp Caterpillar model G3516C natural gas-fired engine to drive generators capable of producing 1,660 kWs of electricity equipped with a Caterpillar model Clariant Catalyst Element—ENVICAT-5314-33.5 x 3.5-300 cps oxidation catalyst.

Additionally, this facility will include a 231 bhp Caterpillar model G3406NA natural gas-fired emergency generator capable of producing 150 kW of electricity equipped with a Clariant—ENVICAT-8364-11.5 x 3.5-300 cpsi non-selective catalytic reduction unit at the Bald Eagle CNG Truck Terminal located in Boggs Township, Centre County.

The DEP said in a notice of intent published in the Nov. 21 Pennsylvania Bulletin that information submitted by Compass Energy Partners indicates that the air contamination sources to be constructed will comply with all regulatory requirements pertaining to air contamination sources and the emission of air contaminants. Based on this finding, the department proposes to issue a plan approval for the proposed construction.

The emission from each proposed source included in this project will not exceed the following limits for the 2,328 bhp Caterpillar model G3516C engines equipped with an oxidation catalyst:

  • nitrogen oxides (NOx, expressed as NO2)—0.50 gram per brake horsepower-hour and 9.91 tons in any 12 consecutive month period;
  • carbon monoxide (CO)—0.15 gram per brake horsepower-hour and 2.97 tons in any 12 consecutive month period;
  • total combined volatile organic compounds (VOCs)—0.15 gram per brake horsepower-hour and 2.97 tons in any 12 consecutive month period;
  • formaldehyde—0.05 gram per brake horsepower-hour and 0.99 ton in any 12 consecutive month period.

The address for the project company given in the DEP notice is: 1865 Center St. Camp Hill, PA 17011-1703.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.