IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FlexEnergy Inc (www.flexenergy.com), a clean tech company with a breakthrough solution that generates clean energy from methane with near-zero emissions, celebrates the opening of their new worldwide headquarters in Irvine, CA amongst high-level government and business officials. FlexEnergy's rapid growth positions it as one of the fastest growing clean tech companies in Southern California and the nation, expanding from approximately 20 to over 130 employees in the past year.
FlexEnergy technology transforms one of the world's largest sources of greenhouse gases (low-quality methane) from a source of pollution into near-zero emission electricity. The company is well placed to lead the industry as the cleanest and most reliable power generation technology for natural gas, waste gases, and associated gases.
"From our first turbine systems to recent technology breakthroughs, FlexEnergy is a company fueled by innovation, teamwork, and a mission to improve our environment, increase energy security and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels," said Joe Perry, CEO of FlexEnergy. "We expect to continue our rapid growth in the coming year," Perry said.
Among the distinguished speakers at FlexEnergy's ribbon cutting will be Chairman Bill Campbell of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Beth Krom, and Irvine Chamber President and CEO Tallia Hart.
The event comes one month after the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved the selection of Flex OC Renewables, a FlexEnergy subsidiary, as the primary firm to negotiate an agreement for the installation and operation of a one megawatt system that will generate electricity from landfill gas at the Santiago Canyon Landfill in Orange, less than 15 minutes from FlexEnergy's new Irvine headquarters.
The Santiago Canyon FlexEnergy Project will be one of the world's most environmentally advanced facilities for generating power while destroying methane and related air pollutants. Santiago Canyon Landfill has been closed since 1988, and until now has "flared" or burned off methane created as trash decomposes. As proposed, the Santiago Canyon project will use four Flex Powerstation™ FP250 turbines.
"We expect Santiago Canyon to become a showcase facility just 10 miles from our new headquarters. FlexEnergy looks forward to helping Orange County create jobs and continue its leadership in cutting-edge industrial technology," said Perry.
About FlexEnergy Inc:
FlexEnergy Inc (www.flexenergy.com) is the developer of the world's cleanest energy platforms, transforming one of the world's largest sources of greenhouse gases (low quality methane) from a source of pollution into a clean energy source. FlexEnergy Inc manufactures a product line of turbines with the lowest emissions and widest fuel flexibility. The energy-efficient Flex Turbine™ MT250 is the leader in its class with hundreds of thousands of field operating hours burning methane or natural gas. The Flex Powerstation™ FP250 with the patented thermal oxidizer is the only turbine that offers both pollution control and energy generation. FlexEnergy Inc is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. with manufacturing and service facilities in Portsmouth, N.H. and Mocksville, N.C.
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FlexEnergy Inc Investors include SAIL Capital Partners, a clean tech investment firm with unique global insight into technologies, markets and opportunities (www.sailcapital.com), and RNS Capital Partners, a closely held private equity firm with investments in energy services, clean technology and education (www.rnscapitalpartners.com).
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