The aerospace firm Lockheed Martin
, headquartered in Bethesda, Md., and the gasification company Concord Blue USA Inc.
, have reached an agreement whereby Lockheed Martin will use its global reach to help grow Concord Blue’s business.
Through its advanced waste conversion systems Concord Blue, headquartered in Los Angeles, converts waste products into electricity, heat and synthetic fuels.
Lockheed Martin will provide its engineering, program management, procurement, manufacturing and integration experience to Concord Blue’s technology globally in the expanding waste-to-energy arena.
“This agreement enables Lockheed Martin to combine our proven ability to meet complex project requirements and access to a broader, global market with Concord Blue’s demonstrated technology, experience and global facilities,” says Paul Klammer, director of bioenergy programs at Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems and Training business.
Klammer continues, “With more than 7 billion people on the planet, sustainable waste disposal and a need for energy that is both secure and clean are quality-of-life issues. Leveraging Concord Blue’s feedstock flexibility, combined with their ability to scale for smaller applications, uniquely positions us to solve waste disposal challenges, including those challenges industrial customers face.”
Concord Blue says it has developed a process that recycles waste into energy at virtually any scale. By working with customers, Concord Blue says it creates solutions that dispose of waste while producing clean energy through advanced waste conversion.
“This alliance with Lockheed Martin will allow Concord Blue’s innovative waste recycling technology to positively impact more communities around the world,” says Charlie Thannhaeuser, chairman and CEO of Concord Blue. “This collaboration will enable us to deploy a compelling solution to a significant environmental, social and safety issue that affects every region of the world.”
In addition to its Los Angeles location, Concord Blue has offices in Germany, India and Dubai.