Air Pollution Control Equipment Services, Emissions, O&M

Ener-Core technology meets emissions standards for methane power generation

Ener-Core, Inc., whose gradual oxidation solution generates clean energy from low-quality and waste gases, has successfully completed its demonstration project at the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Fort Benning, GA Army post. The Ener-Core 250-kW Power station, offers methane pollution control and power generation, converted from wasted landfill gas.

The clean energy produced at Fort Benning contained near-zero emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and reduced the Army post’s carbon footprint.

Southern Research’s tests were conducted under methods of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The test found that the system emitted less than five percent of the California Air Resources Board’s 2013 (CARB 2013) allowable limit for nitrogen oxides.

“Ener-Core is thrilled to have this demonstration confirm that our system exceeds the strictest NOx emissions standards for methane power generation and pollution control, and is ideal for ultra-low quality gas,” Boris Maslov, President of Ener-Core, said. “These types of gases have been deemed useless due to the fact that no technology was available to convert them to energy in a financially viable manner.  Now that this technology exists and is proven, we look forward to deploying this into a wide variety of sites across the US and overseas, where low-quality waste gases are being either flared or directly emitted into the atmosphere, and working directly with the various industries that currently generate these gases in converting them to power while at the same time protecting our environment.”

The Fort Benning Ener-Core Project was funded by the DoD Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), which seeks cost effective solutions to address environmental and energy requirements set forth by the DoD.