ROCKLEDGE, FL — March 13, 2020 — Mainstream Engineering Corporation has been awarded a sub-contract from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to participate in a joint Department of Energy (DoE) venture for Maximizing Bio-Renewable Energy from Wet Waste.
Biogas produced from manure in anaerobic digesters is a renewable, distributed source of energy that can be used to generate electricity. Unfortunately, the corrosion caused by the hydrogen sulfide in the biogas severely shortens the life of any typical electrical generator fueled with biogas. Mainstream has resolved this shortcoming by developing a robust biogas-tolerant engine-generator. Under this DoE funded effort, Mainstream will perform extensive engine testing with biogas to demonstrate the energy return on investment obtained using their optimized engine-generator.
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.