New Haven manufacturer lands EPA energy grant

Photo / Pablo Robles
Photo / Pablo Robles
Kevin Burns, president of the North Haven catalytic manufacturer Precision Combustion Inc.,recently won an EPA SBIR grant to develop technology for electricity generation.
New Haven manufacturer Precision Combustion Inc. received a $79,895 grant to develop a burner for waste-to-energy plants.

The grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Small Business Innovation Research program seeks to demonstrate a fuel-flexible, low-emission burner for biomass.

Such a system would make waste-to-energy plants more economical as they wouldn't have to worry about the variable heating values resulting from burning different kinds of biomass.

Waste-to-energy plants, especially those in Connecticut, have struggled to remain open as the price of electricity has dropped because of the proliferation of natural gas.