Startup FlexEnergy Aims To Generate Power From Landfills

By Chris Casacchia
Orange County Business Journal
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2011 could be a big year for Irvine’s FlexEnergy LLC, a startup that’s hoping to reach viability on a system that turns methane gas from landfills into electrical power.

The company has test projects in place, its first commercial deal in the works, a recent $8 million round of funding and expansion plans for its headquarters.

FlexEnergy’s near-term goal is to produce its Flex Powerstation, a turbine and other equipment that breaks down methane gases and converts them to electricity with nearly no emissions.
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Orange County hits pay dirt with clean-tech industry

In today’s Los Angeles Times, Tiffany Hsu mentions Irvine-based FlexEnergy as one of the many greentech companies that has set up shop in Orange County:

“FlexEnergy, a clean-power company, is upgrading to a 30,000-square-foot office in either Santa Ana or Irvine that will be triple the size of the original. T3 Motion Inc., a Costa Mesa company that makes a three-wheel electric vehicle, is getting interest from security agencies and police departments and even had a cameo in this summer’s blockbuster film “Iron Man 2.””

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