Mainstream Engineering Awarded Contract from the Department of Energy to demonstrate a cost effective, efficient oxygen separation unit

ROCKLEDGE, FL — March 18th, 2020 — For the foreseeable future, the energy needed to sustain economic growth will continue to come largely from hydrocarbon fuels.   However, as a nation, we must use our fossil energy resources more wisely, cleanly, and efficiently. The development of innovative, cost‐effective technologies for improving the efficiency and environmental performance of advanced industrial and utility fossil energy power generation and natural gas recovery systems is imperative to accomplish this goal. The Gasification Systems Program, conducted under the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy is developing innovative, flexible, and small‐scale, modular gasification systems. Gasification is the partial oxidation of combustible materials and operates in an oxygen‐lean environment where the necessary high-purity oxygen is produced by an oxygen separation unit (OSU). Mainstream has developed an OSU that reduces costs for smaller modular systems.

About Mainstream Engineering Corporation
Mainstream Engineering Corporation is a 34-year-old Brevard County, Florida manufacturer with a history of leading-edge research and development that has resulted in advanced cost-competitive products, which are made in the USA. Mainstream’s mission is to transition advanced R&D into high-quality, environmentally safe, green, commercial products using lean manufacturing techniques. Areas of research include thermal control, energy conversion, power electronics, biomass conversion, chemical technology, and materials science.