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EPA Honors American DG Energy for CO2 Reduction Projects.

ENERGY RESOURCE-8 March 2010-EPA Honors American DG Energy for CO2 Reduction Projects(C)2010 JeraOne -

American DG Energy Inc., an onsite utility serving healthcare, hospitality, housing and athletic facilities, was honored for the fourth year in a row by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partnership for the carbon emissions reductions of the company's CHP projects.

A member of the CHP Partnership, American DG Energy was presented with a certificate by the EPA for projects that produced an estimated 16,000 metric tons (65,000 tons) of carbon equivalents less than typical separate heat and power, resulting in annual carbon emissions reductions equivalent to the emissions from 3,333 passenger vehicles.

This year's certificate represents a 78% increase over the company's emissions reductions stated in the 2008 certificate, which was 9,000 metric tons (36,400 tons).

American DG Energy supplies energy to its customers through distributed power generating systems.

"Combined heat and power is an efficient, clean, and reliable approach to generating power and thermal energy from a single fuel source," said Susan Wickwire, Chief of the Energy Supply and Industry Branch, Environmental Protection Agency. "CHP plays an important role in reducing the environmental impact of power generation. We applaud American DG Energy's effort because the improvement in efficiency translates to a reduction in total fossil fuel use, reduced emissions of criteria air pollutants and carbon dioxide, the leading greenhouse gas contributor to global climate change."

As an example, a 75 kW CHP system, operated by American DG Energy, running at 100% capacity could supply offsets up to 371 tons of carbon dioxide gas each year, the equivalent of eliminating the emissions of 61 cars. Over the lifetime of a typical on-site energy agreement a single system could offset up to 5,565 tons of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of eliminating the emissions of 915 cars.

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