Kore Infrastructure receives $2.5 million grant from the South Coast Air Quality Management District

EL SEGUNDO, California—September 14, 2016—The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) has awarded Kore Infrastructure a $2.5 million grant to provide a new, local source of renewable natural gas (RNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) produced from treated sewage sludge (biosolids). The grant supports the development of Kore’s first commercial-scale facility, located in Rialto, California.

Kore’s proprietary system thermally converts biosolids into RNG in the absence of oxygen. No combustion occurs in the process, minimizing air pollutants. The RNG produced is transformed into CNG for use in near-zero emissions engines. The only by-product of Kore’s process is a benign biochar that sequesters carbon and is valued as a nutrient-rich soil amendment.

“This is the type of public-private collaboration that is needed in order for Kore and others to achieve the scale of innovation required to reimagine the global energy model and reduce pollution,” said Cornelius Shields, the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Kore. “The AQMD continues to lead by example in that regard and we are deeply grateful for their support.”

The AQMD Technology Advancement program co-sponsors low- and zero-emission clean fuel technology development and demonstration projects. Since its inception, the AQMD has co-funded projects in partnership with private industry, technology developers, and local, state, and federal agencies. This public-private partnership program has enabled the AQMD to leverage its public funds with outside investment.

Kore Infrastructure sustainably converts biosolids into renewable energy resources. The company pilot tested its technology with the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts at one of the largest water reclamation facilities in the country. Kore’s solution is provided as a service so its customers assume no capital cost or technical risk. For more information, please email info@koreinfrastructure.com.


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