As Qnergy’s state Representative in Congress, Congressman Moore recently visited the Ogden facility to see how the company is providing innovative technology to support businesses in eliminating methane emissions and delivering clean energy. Qnergy’s chief operations officer (COO), Michael Taylor, and Head of HR, Karisa Stahle, started the Congressman’s visit by introducing the company and its history and explaining how it successfully commercialized the free piston Stirling engine after using state-of-the-art power electronics and precision manufacturing to improve its performance. This was followed by a tour led by Michael Taylor in which Congressman Moore saw how the company’s methane abatement technology is manufactured. The tour also included a detailed look at the PowerGen system, equipped with Stirling engine technology that Qnergy has developed for using waste methane emissions from distributed resources, and how it can deliver a return on investment by generating power from otherwise wasted methane.
Finally, Congressman Moore joined other members of the Qnergy team in a roundtable discussion on the distributed methane challenge, available tax credits, and company growth strategy. Congressman Moore, familiar with methane emissions from landfills, discussed the importance of bringing Qnergy’s proven methane abatement solutions to Utah and across the US. The roundtable also touched on funding for expansion, hardening on-shore supply chains, job creation, and research and development (R&D), which is critical as more businesses invest in methane abatement technologies to reduce their environmental impact and bolster their ESG strategy. During his visit, Congressman Moore met Qnergy’s Firmware Engineer, Ben Figlin, whom he directly helped to obtain a US work authorization. Mr. Figlin is one of two Qnergy employees that the Congressman’s office has helped put roots down in Utah.
“Congressman Moore’s visit gave us the opportunity to discuss the distributed methane challenge our country faces today,” explained Ory Zik, CEO of Qnergy. “With the IRA legislation and impending fines on the horizon, we are here to assist partners in eliminating on-site emissions. For the first time, 100% methane destruction is not only possible, but is delivering tangible economic benefits, and it was important to share this.”
“Many thanks to the hardworking folks at Qnergy for the informative and comprehensive visit. Their work on methane reduction is top-of-the-line and serves Northern Utah well,” praised Congressman Moore.