10 Jan '12, 7pm

FlexEnergy Lands $18M for Micro Turbines for Methane or Natural Gas: Everyone loves the idea of taking waste a...

FlexEnergy Lands $18M for Micro Turbines for Methane or Natural Gas: Everyone loves the idea of taking waste a...

Everyone loves the idea of taking waste and turning it into something useful . The romantic idea of a truly sustainable cycle continues to capture the imagination of companies working on squeezing power or products from a variety of waste sources, whether it’s agricultural, consumer or industrial waste. The problem with many processes is that they are still very expensive for what is recovered, and it’s tough to turn a profit on waste-to-energy technology from when the costs of coal and natural gas are relatively low. FlexEnergy does not have any delusions about the price of natural gas versus the promise of clean energy from waste sources. Instead, the company is combining the two sides of the coin, offering micro turbines or entire power generation systems that can run off everything from natural gas to diluted methane . The company just closed $5 million from Louisiana ...

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