Technikon assists emerging technology providers, financiers, developers and governments in accelerating the commercialization of renewable energy technologies. During the past 15 years, it has helped to guide more than 35 ventures from technology evaluation through project development. Among its services, Technikon can assist government and industry with independent testing and validation for renewable energy and renewable fuels technologies with respect to robustness, safety, energy efficiency, environmental effectiveness and other key performance specifications.
Through Renovitas, the company’s associated environmental consultancy, management provides comprehensive Environmental, Health and Safety Consulting Services in the areas of storm water general permit compliance, health and safety programs and plans, air permitting, and solid and hazardous waste management.
Technikon is associated with experts in renewable energy conversion technologies (power and fuels), municipal waste processing, mass and thermal modeling, and EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) management. Following are capsule biographies of the key management and associates, who are available to support your projects.
- Gasification – Waste-to-energy or fuel
- Anaerobic Digestion
- Algae Production Systems
- Syngas Cleaning
- Fuel Cell production and integration
- Catalytic conversion of syngas to diesel
- Air emission testing and analysis
Before being downsized in 2014, Technikon’s Renewable Energy Testing Center (RETC) operated under contract to the U.S. Army. Over a period of six years, the facility, which represented a $40 million infrastructure investment by the Department of Defense, built, permitted, started up and tested more waste-to-energy hardware than any other single location in the world.
Its mission was to support the commercialization of renewable energy technologies by supplying a testing location and associated services not normally available elsewhere. The program’s particular focus was waste-to-energy and fuels technologies, biomethane production and gas cleaning technologies.
The RETC managed over $30 million in Federal and State contracts related to energy, environmental or manufacturing technologies. It validated more than 180 processes and products for energy efficiency and environmental impact. It had three gasifiers with air permits in operation, along with multiple support technologies.
Additionally, it assisted renewable energy companies in obtaining more than $35 million in State and Federal grants related to the results of its RETC testing program.