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November 25, 2014
Lockheed Martin to build 5-megawatt bioenergy facility in Germany
Herten, Germany (UPI) Nov 19, 2014
U.S. aerospace and defense giant Lockheed Martin is getting into the bioenergy business, and has signed a contract to build a power generation facility in Germany using green energy company Concord Blue's patented Reformer technology. The facility, which will be erected in Herten, will be able to generate as much as five megawatts of electricity derived from forestry waste. The waste will be converted to bioenergy using a series of advanced gasification techniques. "Lockheed Martin is ex ... read more
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