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Qnergy partners with HomeBiogas for stand alone power generation systems from organic waste

 

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We are excited to partner with HomeBiogas to pair our PowerGen generator with HomeBiogas technology that allows organic waste to to be turned into electricity on-site.

The newest integration comes as a suitable addition to our existing clean energy solutions, which include cooking gas, fertilizer and water heating.

The collaboration has the potential to greatly benefit commercial and industrial kitchens by reducing their waste treatment and energy costs, decreasing their GHG emissions.   

Ory Zik, CEO of Qnergy: “Methane emissions were recently recognized by the IPCC as a critical driver of climate change. The global warming potential of methane is estimated to be 80 times higher than CO2 and thus the urgent need to focus on methane mitigation. Food waste is a leading source of methane emissions. The combined solution opens new markets for Qnergy in biogas and distributed power and is in-line with our strategy to focus on methane mitigation solutions. The combined QnergyHomeBiogas solution will be part of Qnergy’s methane mitigation offering that already includes the CAP3 system -currently sold out the natural gas industry.”

Oshik Efrati, CEO of HomeBiogas: “We’re pleased to have signed a MoU with Qnergy, the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of power generators based on Free Piston Stirling Engines. Qnergy’s advanced technology combined with our expertise in waste treatment and simple to use biogas systems will enable our customers to generate electricity from recycled organic waste.  Our newest integration will allow businesses to increase their energy efficiency while reducing their environmental footprint, which is aligned with our company mission and strategy. We look forward to signing additional agreements with companies who value these goals.” 

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Why Invest in Methane Abatement?

The Biden Administration’s climate plan targets multiple sectors. The top three are transportation, power plants, and methane emissions from Oil & Gas operation. The first two are more familiar than the third. Let us talk about methane with the aid of a new visualization tool called En-Roads (beta) https://en-roads.climateinteractive.org/. En-Roads visualizes the climate impact of different clean energy policies. The tool was recently published by MIT and Climate Interactive.

Open En-Roads and you will have a dashboard that looks like this:

Picture of Enroads dashbaord

The planet is on a path to a 3.60C (6.50F) warming by 2100.

Electrifying the Transportation Sector

To see the potential impact of electrifying the transport sector – slide the Transport/Electrification slider all the way to the right:

The potential impact of electrifying the entire transportation fleet to electric – including cars, trucks, buses, and trains is reducing global temperature by 0.10C by 2100 (from 3.60C warming to 3.50C). How very disappointing!

This means that the aggregate of Tesla (>$800bn when I write this). Tens of billions of dollars invested in SPACs. Overall, nearly a Trillion Dollars of ESG capital earmarked to electrifying the transportation sector – will only account for 0.1 degrees by 2100.

In the future, we’ll deploy residential, hydrogen-driven Stirling engines to help charge EV’s at home. But for now, until there is a hydrogen economy, we focus on the methane mitigation sector.

Methane Emissions Mitigation

To see why mitigating methane is so important, slide the methane slider to the left to estimate the potential impact of the sector:

Half a degree. A significantly larger impact than transportation.

The methane abatement sector raised a fraction of a percent to achieve a significantly larger impact than the electric transportation sector. The difference in capital efficiency in terms of GHG mitigation exceeds three orders of magnitude.

Don’t get me wrong – electrifying the transportation fleet is very important and we wholeheartedly support it. But for those interested in deploying capital to mitigating GHG emissions, methane abatement is where you will maximize your climate returns.

picture of CAP3