Cotting Industries has executed numerous successful energy sector projects throughout the world including:
- China: Energy Cooperation Program Projects.
Cotting Industries was selected by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) to travel to China and meet with U.S.-China Energy Cooperation Program member companies and Chinese government agencies, companies, and associations to identify clean energy sector projects for USTDA funding consideration. Over nine business days, the company conducted twenty-three meetings with more than eighty Chinese and U.S. government officials and U.S. private company representatives. Five projects pertaining to decentralized energy combined heat and power, smart grid technologies, aviation biofuel, diesel bus retrofits, and cement industry energy efficiency were evaluated. Four projects were recommended for funding.
- U.S.-China Smart Grid Technical Standards Development.
Cotting Industries was selected by the USTDA to review a funding proposal for joint U.S.-China development and harmonization of smart grid technical standards. The project was assessed in terms of the USTDA’s basic funding criteria, terms of reference were prepared for the study; and an appropriate budget was developed for the recommended study.
- Malaysian Energy Sector Projects.
Cotting Industries was selected by the USTDA to travel to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and meet with the Malaysian government, private Malaysian companies, and U.S. companies operating in Malaysia to identify energy sector projects for USTDA funding consideration. Over ten business days, the company met with dozens of high-ranking government officials and private company executives. Ten projects including an LNG import terminal, smart grid technologies, subsea electric power transmission, nuclear power, clean coal technologies, energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, solar power, oil palm biomass power, waste-to-energy, and LEED building certification were identified. Three projects were recommended for funding.
- Strategic Plan: Replacing Compressed Natural Gas and Diesel with Hydrogen in Public Transit.
Cotting Industries prepared an economic model, logistics model, and strategic plan, in cooperation with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, to transition Atlanta’s compressed natural gas- and diesel-fueled public transit bus fleets to hydrogen, and to set forth a course of action that other urban public transportation systems may employ to initiate and expand the use of renewable hydrogen energy. The plan, funded by the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority through the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program, focused on adapting existing public transit bus assets to accommodate hydrogen-based transit bus technologies and on matching the assets with potential renewable hydrogen production sites.
- Feasibility Study: Hydrogen Production from Biogas at the City of Atlanta’s R.M. Clayton Water Reclamation Center.
Cotting Industries conducted a feasibility study in cooperation with the City of Atlanta’s Department of Watershed Management to confirm the technical, commercial, and financial viability of full-scale commercial hydrogen production from biogas at one of the city’s wastewater treatment plants. The hydrogen would be used to fuel city transit buses and other fleet vehicles and produce electricity in a fuel cell, with excess sold to an industrial gas distributor. The three-month study was funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration. The study was featured in the July 20, 2007 addition of the Atlanta Business Chronicle and initiated local government-industry collaboration, enlisted congressional project champions, and attracted the attention of private investors.
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