ARES’ support to the Clean Technology market encompasses Biodiesel, Carbon from Waste to Energy, and CO2 to Ethanol, supporting multiple emerging companies with services and support to improve the likelihood that their innovative technologies will help protect the environment and reduce the U.S.’s dependence on foreign petroleum.
Representative projects include:
- Designing an integrated technology commercial validation project to demonstrate a unique system of technologies that take carbon dioxide and additional sources of carbon to produce ethanol.
- Performing a detailed feasibility study of all potential renewable energy generation options for a large government facility. Feasibility study included the development of likely electricity demand growth scenarios, the ability of existing transmission to serve this new load, and identification of appropriate renewable energy options to serve that new load. All conceivable renewable resource options were evaluated, including wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and fuel cells. Two recommendations, increased hydroelectric capacity and a 1 MW solar array, are currently being implemented.
- Evaluating proposals seeking cost shared funding to develop U.S. advanced battery manufacturing plants. Assessments included determination of viability of full business plans and employment impacts, assessing the risk of achieving American Recovery and Reinvestment Act goals.
ARES provides engineering, reliability and mission assurance, and project management services to the Clean Technology sector, including designing and constructing a biodiesel plant (15M gallon per year capacity) located in eastern New Mexico. This design effort involved all disciplines (e.g., civil, chemical, mechanical, electrical, I&C), and ARES also provided the Construction Project Management oversight.