ENER-CORE, INC. Increases Intellectual Property Portfolio with Fifth and Sixth Patent Awards

IRVINE, Calif., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ENER-CORE, Inc. (OTCQB: ENCR), whose proprietary Gradual Oxidation technology and equipment generates clean electric power from low quality and waste gases, today announced that the U.S. Patent Office has granted ENCR its fifth and sixth patents.

U.S. Patent 8,671,658, titled Oxidizing Fuel, addresses various alternative arrangements for the Oxidizer to operate, including a number of internal functions that the Oxidizer provides, and various arrangements for introducing partial/combined fuel flows into the Oxidizer, at various points of introduction.

U.S. Patent 8,617,917, titled Gradual Oxidation with Reciprocating Engine, covers a large area of applications for the Gradual Oxidizer when configured with the reciprocating engines for power generation.

"Through these awarded patents and our over 50 pending applications, ENER-CORE is building a meaningful and robust portfolio of patents around Ener-Core's proprietary Gradual Oxidation technology," said Boris Maslov Ph.D., President and Chief Technology Officer of ENER-CORE, Inc. "The granting of these patents continues to validate our strategy around protecting our intellectual property."

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.

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SOURCE Ener-Core, Inc.



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