Lockheed Martin opened a new bioenergy plant at its aircraft manufacturing facility in Owego, New York. The plant uses Concord Blue’s advanced gasification technology to convert waste into renewable electricity.
US-headed Lockheed Martin Corporation, global security, and aerospace company opened a new bioenergy plant at its aircraft manufacturing facility in Owego, New York.
This new bioenergy technology can change the way our world addresses clean energy and waste management challenges. 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, said Frank Armijo, Vice President of Lockheed Martin Energy at the opening ceremony.
Prior to the opening, 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.
According to Lockheed Martin, the self-sustaining process can transform waste into electricity using Concord Blue’s “advanced gasification” process. The Owego facility will initially use wood-waste, with plans to transition to municipal, commercial or industrial waste to create its power in the future.