Lockheed Martin offers solutions for biomass, biofuel and waste to energy applications that utilize non-food biomass feedstock and waste. Leveraging our engineering and product management expertise, we help our customers to produce responsible and secure power, fuel, and heat through technologies such as conventional boilers, mobile waste to energy systems, and advanced thermo-chemical gasification.
Lockheed Martin has a wealth of experience installing power plants on ships, military bases and in the commercial sector. Building on this history of providing engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) expertise, we work directly with leading companies across a wide variety of technologies to meet the unique needs of each bio energy project.
Highlighted projects include:
- Mustus Energy Ltd. has selected Lockheed Martin as the EPC and construction manager for a 41.5 megawatt biomass-fueled power generation plant to be built in La Crete, Alberta, Canada. The project will provide enough energy to power over 30,000 Canadian homes when complete.
- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded Lockheed Martin and Whiting Turner a $15 million contract to install a biomass steam-generation system to produce heat and power. The VA Medical Center in Canandaigua, N.Y., will be outfitted with a fully automated system that uses biomass byproducts such as wood chips and bark salvaged from local lumber yards and logging operations to generate clean, steam-powered energy.
- Our Owego, NY, plant hosts a fully automated fuel supply and ash removal system. Using discarded wood chips supplied by local lumber mills, the biomass facility supplies steam heat to the 1.6 million square foot site, reducing the plant’s carbon footprint by 9,000 metric tons and saving more than $1M per year in fuel costs.
- In 2010, the Defense Logistics Agency awarded Community Power Corporation and Lockheed Martin a $4.4 million contract to build a prototype system that converts garbage into usable, clean fuel. The companies will build and demonstrate a deployable waste-to-fuel system that uses trash found on military bases such as cardboard, paper, plastic and food scraps to produce up to 25 gallons per day of ready-to-use diesel fuel. The portable system is a cleaner alternative to using incinerators to burn garbage, while reducing the need to truck fuel to the front lines and waste to landfills, which put soldiers in harm’s way.