Ener-Core, Inc. (OTCQB:ENCR), the world’s only provider of Power Oxidation technology and equipment that generates clean power from waste and low-quality gases from a wide variety of industries, initiated its Full Scale Acceptance Test (FSAT) connecting the company’s first-ever 2 MW Power Oxidizer with the Dresser-Rand business’ KG2-3G gas turbine.
The FSAT involves a fully functional system in a configuration that enables testing of all performance against specifications. After successful testing, the FSAT will trigger the payment of a $1.6 million license fee from the Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power and Gas Division, payable to Ener-Core. The license agreement grants the Dresser-Rand business exclusive rights to commercialize the Ener-Core Power Oxidizer technology in the 1 to 4 MW range, bundled with the Dresser-Rand business’ KG2 gas turbine product line.
The combined solution provides both companies with a unique and significant commercial advantage to address the burgeoning market of emissions compliance.Also following successful testing, the Dresser-Rand business can assemble and ship the first two commercial 2 MW systems to Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX), who placed the first purchase order for this large-scale technology. It will also enable Ener-Core’s and the Dresser-Rand business’ manufacturing teams to finalize the system’s design in anticipation of future customer orders.
Alain Castro, CEO of Ener-Core, said, “Launching this innovative power-generation technology at the utility-scale size represents a significant contribution to both the energy industry as well as to the pollution abatement industry. A 2MW system is large enough to power 2000 to 3000 homes; with this system we can enable many industries to generate this amount of power from their poor-quality waste gases that usually get discarded and end up as air pollution". Over the past 18 months, the engineering teams at Ener-Core and the Dresser-Rand business have worked together as a cohesive multinational team across multiple cities to design and build this first system of its kind. This same team also put into place a strong test program to ensure these systems are adequately tested prior to deployment in the field. "We have a high level of confidence that the FSAT will go smoothly and look forward to analyzing the results”, said Castro.
Ener-Core signed a Commercial License Agreement with Dresser-Rand in November 2014. Since then, Ener-Core’s engineering team has been working closely with a multinational team of engineers from the Dresser-Rand business to design, build, test, and deploy the 2 MW system. The first major technical milestone was achieved in May 2015 when the teams successfully completed a Sub Scale Acceptance Test (SSAT). The SSAT demonstrated that Ener-Core’s technology could generate enough heat from low-quality gases to power a 2 MW gas turbine. This FSAT will be the final test within the framework of the Dresser-Rand business license agreement with Ener-Core, and will trigger the full commercial deployment of this unique 2 MW system that has been designed specifically to produce clean energy from low-quality industrial waste gases.The Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power and Gas (PG), is a leading supplier of mission-critical, high-speed rotating equipment solutions to the worldwide oil, gas, petrochemical and process industries. As part of the global Siemens family, the Dresser-Rand business offers an equipment portfolio that includes turbo and reciprocating compressors; steam turbines; industrial and aero-derivative gas turbines; high-speed engines; and modular power substations. With the world’s largest installed base, one of the world’s largest technical support and service center networks, and a presence in more than 150 countries worldwide, the Dresser-Rand business delivers local solutions and services on a global scale.
Irvine, California-based Ener-Core, Inc. (ENCR) designs, manufactures and has commercially deployed unique systems that generate base load, clean power from polluting waste gases including methane. Ener-Core’s patented Power Oxidizer is the only solution of its kind that turns one of the most potent pollution sources into a profitable, “always on” source of clean energy. Ener-Core’s technology offers a revolutionary alternative to the flaring (burning) of gaseous pollution while generating operating efficiencies and ensuring compliance with costly environmental regulations.
Ener-Core offers the 250kW Ener-Core EcoStation EC250 (“EC250″) and the larger counterpart, the 2MW Ener-Core Powerstation KG2-3GEF/PO.
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