Lockheed Martin and teammate Concord Blue announced a new contract to build a power generation facility that will provide a new renewable energy source to meet the needs of 5,000 homes and businesses in Herten, Germany.
The 5 MW power generation facilities will transform forestry waste to power using Concord Blue's Reformer technology, which converts waste to energy through advanced gasification. Under this engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, Lockheed Martin will provide overall project management, engineering and design, procurement and construction for the new facility.
Concord Blue's Reformer technology is feedstock-flexible, converting nearly any kind of organic waste into renewable energy. Unlike other available waste-to-energy processes, Concord Blue's process employs a patented technology called steam thermolysis to convert waste material using heat transfer instead of incineration.
In 2013, Lockheed Martin and Concord Blue signed an agreement to develop an advanced waste conversion system to address waste disposal, energy security and climate control issues through clean energy production. In Oct. 2014, Lockheed Martin was selected as the exclusive manufacturing provider of the Concord Blue Reformer.
Concord Blue's technology benefits the environment, fulfilling all international, Environmental Protection Agency and European regulations for renewable energy and air emissions. Concord Blue operates globally, with offices in the United States, Germany, India and Dubai.