Renewable Energy From Waste reported on Ener-Core’s latest project which will demonstrate the conversion of low-quality gas to energy at a closed landfill.
REW Staff June 2, 2015
Ener-Core Inc., an Irvine, California-based firm that designs, develops and manufactures products based on power oxidization technologies, has announced plans to install a 250kW Powerstation EC250 at a landfill in Orange County, California. When operational, the system will allow Orange County Waste & Recycling to generate clean electricity from a gas that is currently being flared at the landfill, which has been inactive since 1996.
The installation is part of a renewable energy project made possible by the California Energy Commission awarding $1.5 million to the University of California, Irvine’s Advanced Power & Energy Program (APEP) in January 2015. The project is in line with APEP’s mission to foster strategic alliances to facilitate the development and deployment of environmentally sensitive, sustainable power generation and energy conversion. The project also was approved by the Orange County Board of Supervisors.