Power Corporation (“BFLS”) has been at the forefront of the clean, alternative fuels industry. BFLS was the first company to develop biofueled power plants and has now shifted to small-scale gas-to-liquids("GTL") plants for stranded gas wells. Milestones include the following:
- Formed a joint venture with ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions(Germany and S. Africa) and Liberty GTL(U.S. and S. Africa) to develop a pilot GTL plant at the BFLS power plant site in Houston. Using equipment and technology prived by the partners, the pilot plant is expected to be commissioning in early 2015.
- Developed the nation’s
first grid-connected biodiesel powered electric generation plant over
one year ago in Oak Ridge North (“ORN”), Texas just north of Houston.
This plant uses three Caterpillar generators that produce up to 5 MegaWatts
as a peaker plant into the Centerpoint Energy connection in the Texas
power grid known as ERCOT.
- Commissioned the
largest grid-connected biodiesel project known as The Woodlands Area
Renewable Power Plant (“WARPP”) which produces up to 10 MegaWatts
using a General Electric Frame 5 turbine connected to the Entergy electric
grid which powers eastern Texas and Louisiana.