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Tallgrass Expands its Innovative Team to Advance Waste Heat to Power Decarbonization Projects

Published by Todd Bush on July 3, 2024

DAYTON, OHIO — Tallgrass, along with Kanin Energy, are pleased to announce their collaboration with Samuel EPC (Samuel) on an innovative waste heat to power project in Ohio. This project is expected to provide ~10 MW of around-the-clock, carbon-free energy starting in 2025.

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Working with the project team, Samuel will leverage their combined expertise in industrial decarbonization to support a waste heat to power project that delivers approximately 10MW of power to the University of Dayton — offsetting 100% of its electricity needs and reducing the University’s carbon footprint by more than 70%.

“There’s a growing demand for decarbonized energy, and Tallgrass is committed to identifying existing resources, such as unutilized industrial heat, that can be used to produce decarbonized power,” noted Tallgrass’ Vice President of Power and Transmission, Justin Campbell. He added, “We’re confident we’ve identified the right team for this project and look forward to working with Samuel.”

Leveraging industrial heat from the Rockies Express Pipeline compressor station, the project will generate a new path for decarbonization in the U.S. oil and gas sector. The facility will feature an organic rankine cycle system with an air-cooled condenser designed to recover excess heat from three existing gas turbines; it is expected to be in operation in 2025.

Leading the project’s engineering, procurement, and construction, Samuel brings over three decades of global experience in the energy sector. By integrating the Samuel team early in the design phase, we’re able to ensure project coherence and maximize efficiency in waste heat to power projects.

Jointly, Samuel’s Presidents, Curtis Stanley and Everod Samuel, emphasized, “The objectives of this project epitomize Samuel’s combined missions — providing solutions that are necessary for the enhancement of modern life and building the future.” They continued, “Samuel’s proven, worldwide project delivery track record in project management, engineering and design, procurement and logistics, and construction and commissioning, will serve this project well.

The project development is supported by Kanin Energy, which is overseeing the collaboration and execution of the waste heat to power project.

Janice Train, Kanin Energy’s CEO, commented, “We are excited to continue moving this decarbonization project forward with Samuel EPC. The unique skillsets and strengths brought together by this project team will pave the way for a successful project while also demonstrating how waste heat to power is a critical tool for near-term emission reductions in heavy industry.”

The environmental benefits of this project are expected to be over 50,000 tons of CO2 with an expected generation of up to 85,000 MWh of carbon-free energy.

About Tallgrass

Tallgrass is a leading energy infrastructure company focused on safely, reliably, and sustainably delivering the energy and services that fuel homes and businesses and enable quality of life. We are committed to being at the forefront of advancing decarbonized energy solutions globally.

About Samuel EPC

Samuel EPC is a full-service, multi-discipline, EPC project development and execution company backed by three decades of success and experience across the energy, oil and gas, metals and minerals, utilities, renewables, and buildings and government sectors.

About Kanin Energy

Kanin Energy is a purpose-built, turnkey developer that focuses on transforming industrial waste heat into emission-free power, providing bundled solutions to industrial facilities that include the design, construction, operation, and financing of waste heat to power and other decarbonization projects. Learn more at

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