Kentucky Governor Announces ETS Available for DOE Funding to Help Electrify Chemical Plant

Governor Andy Beshear of Kentucky announced that the U.S. Department of Energy would be providing up to $35.2 million as part of a project to help replace natural gas boilers with Electrified Thermal Solution’s Joule Hive Thermal Batteries (JHTBs) to generate and store heat for supply of three boilers at an ISP chemical plant in Calvert City, Kentucky. This could help reducing greenhouse gas emissions from steam generation by nearly 70%.

Governor Beshear’s announcement underscores the broader economic benefits for Kentucky, including job creation and investment in sustainable technologies. 

This federal funding marks a significant step towards a greener, more prosperous future for Kentucky and highlights ETS’s role in pioneering sustainable industrial solutions.

Watch video of the announcement here or read the Governor’s full remarks here.

“This project intends to demonstrate electrification with thermal heat storage as a scalable, highly replicable, readily deployable and customizable decarbonization solution for moderate heat processes across multiple hard-to-decarbonize sectors and could help remove the barrier to electrification of high-temperature thermal processes, including supporting affordable off-peak electricity rates for a 24/7 operation.”

Gov. Beshear

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