YANMAR America Corporation was recently recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partnership for its achievement in reducing carbon pollution through CHP.
ADAIRSVILLE, GA. (Jan 31, 2014) - YANMAR America Corporation was recently recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partnership for its achievement in reducing carbon pollution through CHP. The corporation was presented with its 2013 Certificate of Avoided GHG (greenhouse gas) Emissions, which documents the estimated carbon dioxide emissions avoided in 2013 by its CHP projects.
Based on the corporation's operating data, its 13 CHP projects avoided an emissions of an estimated 657 metric tons of carbon dioxide compared to conventional energy sources. This includes avoided emissions of more than 316 metric tons in 2013, which is equal to the amount out electricity used annually by 43 homes.
YANMAR America currently offers 5kW and 10kW mCHP systems in the United States. These systems use internal combustion engines powered by clean natural gas or propane to produce heat and electric power. The 5kW unit efficiently uses up to 84 percent of the fuel burn versus a 33 percent burn rate of conventional, from-the-grid sources. The 10kW unit offers a total efficiency as high as 88 percent. Both units are suitable for and have benefits for residences, multi-family housing properties, nursing homes, fitness centers, restaurants, hotels and more.
For more information on the CHP Partnership, visit www.epa.gov/chp. To learn more about YANMAR America's energy systems, visit www.us.yanmar.com.
About YANMAR America
Based in Adairsville, GA, YANMAR America Corp. is a subsidiary of YANMAR Co., Ltd. – which celebrated its 100th year of operation in 2012. YANMAR America is a recognized global leader in the design and manufacturing of advanced performance diesel engines and diesel-powered equipment for a multitude of market segments including marine and industrial engines, compact tractors and compact construction equipment. YANMAR Co. Ltd., was established in 1912, and in 1933 became the world's first manufacturer to develop a practical small diesel engine. Over the last 80 years, YANMAR has been a manufacturer of world-renowned diesel engines and agricultural, construction and industrial machinery. With global headquarters in Osaka, Japan, YANMAR is well recognized for the unsurpassed quality of its products. Its North American headquarters is located at 101 International Parkway, Adairsville, GA 30103. For more information, visit www.us.yanmar.com.