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Ener-Core, Inc. (“Ener-Core”) designs and manufactures innovative systems for producing continuous energy from a broad range of sources, including previously unusable ultra-low quality gas. The Ener-Core Gradual Oxidizer, our patented oxidation technology, enables the conversion of these gases into useful heat and power with the lowest known associated emissions. With the Ener-Core Gradual Oxidizer matched to gas turbines, Ener-Core offers systems with fuel flexibility and pollution control for power generation. The Gradual Oxidizer can also be customized for integration with larger existing power generation systems to offer unparalleled pollution control and achieve zero emissions.
Ener-Core has developed the 250kW Ener-Core Powerstation FP250 (“FP250”), and its larger counterpart, the 2MW Ener-Core Powerstation KG2-3G/GO, to transform methane gas, especially “ultra-low Btu gas” from landfills, coal mines, oil fields and other low quality methane sources into continuous clean electricity with near-zero emissions. The Powerstations are specifically engineered for fuel flexibility and modularity, so that these low-Btu gas sources can be used as an energy resource instead of wasted through venting and/or flaring.
With dedication, deep expertise, and broad energy experience, Ener-Core serves several markets globally, including oil fields, biogas, coal mines, natural gas, emissions control, and utility power generation.
- The Ener-Core Powerstation FP250 is a 250kW system that integrates our patented Gradual Oxidizer technology with gas turbine technology, offering both pollution control and electricity generation where previously impossible. The system oxidizes gases from 100% to as low as 1.5% fuel – all while producing near-zero NOx emissions, well below the most stringent environmental regulations.
- The Ener-Core Powerstation KG2-3G/GO is a 2MW system that integrated our Gradual Oxidizer technology with a larger gas turbine, offering clean power generation at a larger scale. It can be configured with or without a recuperator to match your needs for high electrical efficiency or waste heat for steam generation. This system can produce electricity from gases with as little as 2.5% methane, all while producing near-zero NOx emissions.
- The Ener-Core Gradual Oxidizer is a flameless Gradual Oxidizer that can be used to destroy low concentration fuels and for pollution control. It adapts to systems developed for pollution control, using slow acting oxidation reactions to extract heat energy from fuel of any quality, and eliminating harmful emissions. while generating a useful, profitable product – electricity.
Ener-Core, together with select partners, serve both private and government entities worldwide. Through its dedicated team of experienced professionals, who hold degrees in a variety of engineering, professional, and scientific fields, Ener-Core drives product innovation that solves real-world challenges. Ener-Core is headquartered in Irvine, California, USA.
Ener-Core was originally founded as FlexEnergy. It began in 2008, as a technology company dedicated to developing an ultra-low Btu gas power generation solutions with the lowest machine emissions in the world.
Prototype Ener-Core Powerstation using the Ener-Core Gradual Oxidizer and a 100kW microturbine operates at the Lamb Canyon landfill in the summer of 2010. Ultra-low Btu gas power generation concept is proven in field demonstration. Below 1 ppm NOx is verified by a certified emission test.
The Ener-Core PowerstationTM FP250 is developed, scaling up the Ener-Core Gradual Oxidizer to integrate with a 250kW microturbine. The initial FP250 is commissioned in September 2011 at the closed US Army Base landfill in Fort Benning, GA. The FP250 runs at the landfill generating renewable electricity for the base under a Department of Defense demonstration contract.
Ener-Core is spun off from FlexEnergy in November 2012. Ener-Core is focused on the Gradual Oxidizer technology, continuing to develop and deploy it in targeted market applications: the Ener-Core Powerstation FP250 and KG2-3G/GO for ultra-low Btu gas; the Ener-Core Gradual Oxidizer integrating with larger gas turbines for zero emissions power generation and pollution control.