FlexEnergy, DoD launch commercial production of energy from landfill gas

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FlexEnergy and DoD announce the first commercial system to generate clean energy from low-quality landfill methane with near-zero emissions. FlexEnergy Inc., an energy technology company based in Irvine, California, recently celebrated the successful installation and operation of the first commercial deployment of its Flex Powerstation FP250 system at the Department of Defense's (DoD) Fort Benning, GA Army post.

The Fort Benning Flex Powerstation Project is funded by the DoD Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), which seeks innovative and cost-effective technologies to address high-priority environmental and energy requirements for the DoD.



The Flex Powerstation(TM), the only turbine to offer pollution control and energy generation, converts previously wasted landfill gas into 250 KW of renewable electricity, which is enough energy to power 250 homes. The clean energy produced has near-zero emissions and will reduce both the Army's carbon footprint and its bottom line.


Brad Hancock, Director of Federal Programs for FlexEnergy Inc., and former Deputy Director of Facilities Energy for the Office of the Secretary of Defense said, "I am proud to be part of the FlexEnergy team as we dedicate the Flex Powerstation, which will deliver energy efficiency, greenhouse gas reduction and more energy security at Fort Benning."


FlexEnergy's technology converts methane into usable clean electricity, and allows the Flex Powerstation to utilize all sources of methane gas, even low-quality gas from closed landfills. The Fort Benning installation is running on previously unusable methane gas and produces a cost-effective source of renewable power.