DoD to use landfill gas to energy technology
FlexEnergy will deliver two power stations in collaboration with Southern Research Institute through the DoD's Environmental Security Technology Certification Program
Washington, D.C., February 28, 2011 — FlexEnergy, a clean technology company, announced its Powerstation technology will allow the Department of Defense's Fort Benning, Ga. base to convert its landfill gas into renewable energy.
Currently, a successful Powerstation pilot program operates at the Lamb Canyon Landfill in Riverside County, Calif. The smaller, 10-ton test unit has the capability to produce enough electricity to power 30 homes in the community. Once installed at Fort Benning, the 250 kW Powerstation can potentially provide electricity for 250 homes.
FlexEnergy will showcase its Powerstation February 28 to March 2 at the second annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C. The Summit, co-hosted by the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency — Energy (ARPA-E) and the Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization, features cutting-edge cleantech organizations that are helping to determine the future of energy.
FlexEnergy's plug-and-play system was selected for its ability to oxidize gases as low as 1.5 percent methane, a greenhouse gas with 20-25 times the environmental impact of carbon dioxide.
FlexEnergy will exhibit to nearly 2,000 researchers, investors, entrepreneurs, corporate executives and government officials at the Gaylord Convention Center just outside of Washington, D.C. The ARPA-E Summit's high-profile speakers include U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar and U.S. Navy Secretary Raymond Mabus.