CES Selected as Semi-Finalist for InnoSTARS 2018 Competition in China

Clean Energy Systems has progressed to the semi-finals in the InnoSTARS 2018 competition under the Renewable Energy category. The InnoSTARS competition seeks to match U.S.-based organizations and technology providers with Chinese investors and strategic partners. China’s expanding economy and massive consumer base create very attractive business opportunities for U.S. companies; InnoSTARS’ goal is to bring these forces together.

The InnoSTARS competition’s semi-finals will take place in Beijing on November 5, followed by the Grand Finale in Suzhou on November 7. The full InnoSTARS 2018 finals competition includes B2B matchmaking and other networking events, spanning four major cities over the period of one week. CES is excited to be part of this competition and expects it to jumpstart our entrance into the Chinese market.

CES Presents at California Central Valley Summit 2017

Hosted by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, this year’s California Central Valley Summit focused on alternatives to open burning of agricultural waste. CES President and CEO, Keith Pronske, was invited to present in the “New and Emerging” technologies session on CES’ carbon negative energy systems that combine bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, known as BioCCS or BECCS, and opportunities for the state of California. 

The Central Valley Summit brings together Valley growers, researchers, experts, biomass industry representatives, scientists, representatives from new and developing technology vendors, and other Valley stakeholders to advance new and existing cost-effective clean alternatives to open burning of agricultural waste.  Learn more here:  www.valleyair.org/cvsummit/

CES Joins EPRI-Led Research Team to Conduct Initial Assessment of Large-Scale Carbon Storage in California

CES has teamed with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to conduct an initial assessment of the development of a commercial-scale, integrated carbon capture and storage facility in California’s southern San Joaquin Valley. The preliminary feasibility study will investigate technical, economic, social, and regulatory challenges and solutions related to the development of a large-scale facility that can safely store over 50 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). The work is being funded under the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise initiative, which seeks to help mitigate CO2 emissions from the burning of fossil fuels. 

A brief project summary may be found on the DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory’s website here:  www.netl.doe.gov/research/coal/project-information/projFE0029489

CES Presents on Wood Waste to Power at A&WMA’s Annual Technical Conference in Bakersfield

The Golden Empire Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA) held their 25th Annual Technical Conference this week in Bakersfield, California. The conference celebrated 25 years of progress and looked to a future of continued promotion of global environmental responsibility and increased effectiveness of organizations’ ability to make critical decisions that benefit society. Rebecca Hollis, CES’ Business Development Manager, presented on CES’ carbon negative biomass power cycle and how it could help solve multiple issues facing California’s Central Valley such as poor air quality, the disposal of large amounts of agricultural waste, and the revitalization of idled biomass resources. 

The A&WMA organization is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional organization that enhances knowledge and expertise by providing a neutral forum for technology exchange, professional development, public education and outreach to more than 13,000 environmental professionals in 65 countries. The Golden Empire Chapter of the A&WMA serves California’s San Joaquin Valley and consists of members from the manufacturing, chemical, agriculture and oil and gas industries as well as numerous local government agencies.  Learn more here:  www.awma-goldenempire.org

CES is Conducting a Feasibility Study into the Development and Deployment of Carbon Negative "BioCCS" Power Plants

CES is investigating the deployment of new advanced carbon negative power plants into the California energy market. These plants use CES’ proven oxy-fuel combustion technology to burn a gasified biomass fuel to produce clean steam to power turbines.  The plant then captures and permanently sequesters more than 99% of the produced carbon, effectively pulling carbon dioxide from the air and cleaning the atmosphere. CES plans to first deploy a small-scale commercial “BioCCS” plant at its Kimberlina Facility located in the southern central valley before deploying a fleet of these new advanced carbon negative plants across the state.  To learn more about CES’ BioCCS development efforts see our carbon negative energy page.

A new brochure is now available outlining CES Technology options for Heavy Oil Applications

An informational  brochure is now available outlining CES' available technology options for Heavy Oil Applications. CES produces high quality Gas Generators and Reheaters, while HEXCES, a division of CES, produces Compact Platelet Heat Exchangers (CPHXs). These technologies can be combined in a variety of configurations depending on customer need. Check out the brochure here.

CES Speaks at CEM7 Parallel Session on Carbon Management

CES was invited to speak at a parallel session to this year’s Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) on Carbon Management via carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS). Hosted by the Global CCS Institute, the focus on the session was on “How CCUS Can Enable Renewables.” CES’ Business Development Manager, Rebecca Hollis, spoke on CES’ new carbon negative power cycle that combines bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, known as BioCCS or BECCS, and opportunities in the state of California. 

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) is a forum of the world’s largest and most forward-leaning countries working together to accelerate the global transition to clean energy.  More information is available here:  cem7.org/

CES Interviewed for NPR Article on Carbon Capture and Storage

CES President and CEO, Keith Pronske, was interviewed as a part of a National Public Radio (NPR) piece on carbon capture and storage projects in North America.  The article was heard on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and features projects in Alberta, Wyoming, and California, that are “Using Technology To Keep Carbon Emissions In Check.”

You can view the article here:  www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/01/04/461517606/using-technology-to-keep-carbon-emissions-in-check

CES Opens a New Division to Focus on High Quality Compact Heat Exchangers!

Clean Energy Systems, Inc. has just opened a new division named HEXCES to focus on the design, development, manufacture, and service of compact platelet heat exchangers (CPHXs).  Also known as printed circuit heat exchangers (PCHEs), these devices provide efficient thermal management solutions across a variety of market applications.  Check out the new website www.hexces.com for details.