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Ener-Core Technology Converting California Landfill Gas to Clean Energy

Ener-Core Technology Converting California Landfill Gas to Clean Energy

Ener-Core Inc. is helping convert gas from a long-closed landfill into clean energy.

The company received a $900,000 order from the University of California – Irvin’s Advanced Power & Energy Program for the installation of a 250-kW Powerstation EC250 in Orange County, California.  Installation is expected by the second quarter of 2016.

Ener-Core says the Powerstation will use gas created from solid waste decomposition at the Santiago Canyon Landfill into electricity for Orange County’s Waste & Recycling site operations, which is expected to save the county money on its utility bill.

Closed since 1996, the landfill previously flared its gas because the quality was too low to be used for conventional power generation technologies.

In August, Ener-Core received an order from Dresser-Rand for the delivery and installation of two larger-scale 2-MW Power Oxiders for Pacific Ethanol’s Stockton, California plant.