SEATTLE, Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearSign Combustion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLIR), an emerging leader in combustion and emissions control technology for industrial, commercial and utility markets, announced today the signing of an agreement with Tricor Refining, LLC, for the field validation of its Duplex™ technology at Tricor's refinery in Bakersfield, California.
Tricor will retrofit a 15 MMBtu/hr vertical cylindrical refinery heater with ClearSign's unique, patent-pending Duplex technology. On completion, Tricor will re-commission a critical asset, and it is ClearSign's expectation that the company will expand plant capacity and profitability, while meeting stringent environmental requirements in a cost-effective manner. ClearSign will execute this project in collaboration with Advanced Combustion and Process Controls, Inc., a critical supply chain partner who will oversee the installation.
ClearSign's solution uniquely offers the potential to achieve ultra-low NOx emissions and optimize the performance of Tricor's existing equipment — in this case, bringing a stranded asset that was last used in 1984 back to life. As a result, ClearSign anticipates that Tricor will bring new capacity online while improving their bottom line.
"Our recent traction with organizations like Tricor underscores that ClearSign is bringing a transformative technology to the oil and gas market," said Stephen Pirnat, CEO of ClearSign. "Shifting economics and evolving environmental regulations are aligning to create a real need for the unique benefits realized by Duplex technology."
About Tricor Refining
Tricor Refining, LLC is located in Bakersfield, California at the site of the Golden Bear Oil Specialties Refinery. The company offers processing capabilities for industrial asphalt customers with its two asphalt blowing stills, emulsion plant and polymer plant. Tricor offers the well-known Golden Bear Preservation line of products, as well as SC and MC cutback asphalts and asphalt emulsions. For more information, please visit www.tricorrefining.com
About ClearSign Combustion Corporation
ClearSign Combustion Corporation designs and develops technologies that aim to improve key performance characteristics of combustion systems including energy efficiency, emissions control, fuel flexibility and overall cost effectiveness. Our patent-pending Duplex™ and Electrodynamic Combustion Control™ platform technologies improve control of flame shape and heat transfer and optimize the complex chemical reactions that occur during combustion in order to minimize harmful emissions. For more information about the Company, please visit www.clearsign.com
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