Lockheed Martin opened a new bioenergy facility in Owego, New York, at a ribbon cutting ceremony today. The system, which is now completing commissioning, uses Concord Blue’s advanced technology that will convert waste into clean, renewable energy.
“This new bioenergy technology can change the way our world addresses clean energy and waste management challenges,” said Frank Armijo, vice president of Lockheed Martin Energy. “At our bioenergy facility in Owego, we’re able to reduce our own energy costs while also demonstrating the groundbreaking capability of our technology to potential users.”
Prior to the ribbon cutting, Lockheed Martin successfully demonstrated the end-to-end capability of the new system. The demonstration validated its ability to convert waste material into energy for the company’s Owego operations, where it designs and builds space-flight hardware, military helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.
How It Works
This self-sustaining system can transform waste into electricity through a process called advanced gasification. There are four key steps in the process:
Unlike incineration, the process is oxygen-free and flame-free, which means no harmful byproducts are produced, emissions are limited and waste going to landfills is greatly reduced.
Source: Lockheed Martin
Date: Sep 20, 2016