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New Equipment Helps Alaskan Companies Reduce Carbon Footprint

Fuel Use Cut by Half

(Anchorage, Alaska) – Brice Equipment, a subsidiary of Calista Corporation, has invested in two new pieces of equipment that will help companies operating in Alaska greatly reduce their fuel consumption and dramatically lower carbon emissions. Brice Equipment is the only Alaska dealer for the JetHeat Micro-Turbine Heater, the most advanced industrial heater on the market. It’s the only diesel-fired portable heater in the world converting over 98 percent of fuel input into useable heat output. The result is a savings of over $500 per day in fuel. The JetHeat offers substantially reduced CO2, NOx and SO2 emissions, meeting stringent air permitting requirements. 

“JetHeat uses less than half the fuel of any comparable heater on the market. As a result it is carbon neutral,” said Barry Lindquist, General Manager of Brice Equipment. “The exhaust output is so clean it is breathable air for use in confined spaces by federal standards.”

Brice Equipment also exclusively offers the Puritan Arctic Heat Generator (AHG). The AHG eliminates problems associated with continuous idling of larger diesel assets in cold weather regions. Idling and insufficient engine loading causes heavy exhaust output (wet stacking) that damages equipment. The AHG allows operators to shut down the primary engine, which greatly reduces both the fuel burned per hour and sooty emissions output. Not only does this help the environment, it saves companies from costly repairs associated with engines continually running cold.

“Offering equipment like this is the right thing to do. It allows our customers to continue to be good environmental stewards in the areas where we live and work. Both technologies also provide the opportunity to realize substantial fuel and maintenance savings,” said Lindquist.

For additional information about the equipment, visit briceinc.com or call Brice Equipment at (907) 488-6422 in Fairbanks or (907) 659-2330 on the North Slope.

The second largest of the original 13 Alaska Native Corporations, Calista Corporation was established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 and represents more than 12,000 Shareholders. The Calista region encompasses more than 6.5 million acres and includes 56 villages, which are incorporated into 46 individual village corporations. Since 1994, Calista has provided more than $3.5 million in scholarships and since inception more than $27.6 million in dividends and Elders’ Benefit Program distributions to its Shareholders and Descendants. Calista Corporation is the parent company of more than 35 subsidiaries in the following industries: military defense contracting, construction, communications, real estate, environmental and natural resource development, and information technology and media services.

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