Ener-Core celebrates ribbon-cutting of its first operational powerstation in Europe
IRVINE, Calif., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ENER-CORE, INC. (OTCQB: ENCR), whose proprietary Gradual Oxidation technology and equipment generates clean electric power from low quality and waste gases, is pleased to announce that on June 5th the company and Attero, the waste management company in the Netherlands, convened a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the operation of its first installation in the Netherlands.
A video of the installation highlighting interviews of Ener-Core and Attero management is available at http://future360.tv/video/ener-core-launches-netherlands.
Paul Ganzeboom, CEO of Attero, stated, "Landfills generate gases, and if we don't do anything with these gases then they are lost. By generating clean electricity from these sources of waste gas, it reduces our dependency on generating electricity from other sources, such as coal. We have ten landfills that generate gas, and over the years, the quality of the gas deteriorates. Ener-Core's technology allows us to continue to generate electricity with the low quality gas. We compared different technologies and determined that the Ener-Core technology provided us the best benefits, both from a cost perspective as well as return on capital."
Frans Follings, Director of the Recycling Business of Attero, stated: "Up until now we've used gas engines on our landfills, but they can only operate on landfill gases that contain methane levels of 30% or 40%. Once the quality of landfill gas falls below that, the engines stop and simply cannot operate on those gases anymore. This issue with low-energy gases is pervasive across other industries, such as the chemical industry and oil industry. We at Attero have about ten landfill sites where we could use this technology to generate power when the gases become too low to generate power from a traditional engine or a turbine."
Alain Castro, CEO of Ener-Core, stated, "Our entire team has worked hard to achieve this critical milestone in our company's development, and the importance of our first unit's installation and operating status cannot be overstated. Having a system operating in Europe, with a well-respected and recognized company like Attero is crucial to our ability to secure additional commercial orders. We are now receiving several requests per week from prospective customers throughout Europe, wishing to schedule site visits to observe the unit in operation. We are grateful to Attero's entire management team for this opportunity, and will continue to work closely with them toward their objectives of generating energy from their other operations throughout Netherlands."
About 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. For more information, please visit the Ener-Core website: Ener-Core.com.
Attero is one of the leading waste management companies in the Netherlands. It processes more than 3 million tons of waste per year at 15 locations throughout the Netherlands. Attero continually strives to be much more than a waste management company. As such, Attero is also leading in producing green gas in the Netherlands, and provides sustainable gas for households and motor vehicles. Our modern waste-to-energy plants in Moerdijk and Wijster produce sustainable electricity for 350,000 households, and we also meet the heating needs of companies in the neighbourhoods of our locations. In addition to energy, Attero recovers and sorts plastic packaging materials from household waste, supplies recycled materials for industrial applications, provides base materials for building roads and foundations for the construction industry, and produces materials such as compost for soil remediation in agriculture, horticulture and biofuels for power plants. For more information on Attero, please visit http://www.attero.nl/
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