Qnergy (q-ner–gy) is the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of Stirling energy systems. The company provides reliable remote power in the 500 to 10,000-Watt range, helping companies improve operational efficiency, decrease cost and reduce emissions. Qnergy has a manufacturing facility in Ogden (UT) and offices in Calgary (Canada).
Qnergy is the only company that has a Stirling-based, stand-alone power generator; the PowerGen. Thanks to the technology’s unparalleled reliability, major and independent oil and gas companies already rely on the system to meet their remote power needs. The PowerGen has proven itself to be more cost effective than alternatives, thanks to near-zero maintenance costs this has led to significant growth in 2018 and 2019.
Qnergy’s Stirling generators are enclosed systems that require no lubrication, maintenance, or repair, delivering tens of thousands of hours of uninterrupted operation. This engine design was recognized by NASA (LINK) as the most reliable heat engine technology ‘in history’. Qnergy’s engine can use any heat source to produce power.
Qnergy’s newest program is Compressed Air Pneumatics (CAP3). The application, which couples Qnergy’s remote power generators with air compressors, offers a low emission alternative to gas pneumatic devices currently used in upstream oil and gas.
Pneumatic devices powered by pressurized natural gas are widely used in the oil and gas industry for process control. The vented gas from these devices were the single biggest source of vented methane emissions, accounting for 67 million tCO2e per year across North America in 2019. The potential mitigation from switching methane pneumatics to CAP3 air pneumatics is estimated to be as much as 1 million tCO2e by 2029, the equivalent of taking over 2.1 million cars off the road.