Lockheed Martin completes integration of energy portfolio

Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, Maryland has combined its energy products and technologies into a single commercial line of business to be known as Lockheed Martin Energy, Grand Prairie, Texas.

“For decades, we have been investing in smart, natural and safe energy technologies,” says Frank Armijo, the newly-appointed vice president of Lockheed Martin Energy. “With our broad energy capabilities now under a single organization, we’ll focus our business growth strategy, enhance collaboration, advance new technology—and ultimately build Lockheed Martin Energy into a true leader in the expanding energy market.”

Armijo previously served in various Lockheed Martin leadership roles in energy, technology integration, strategy and business development.

With technologies and products previously aligned in separate business areas across Lockheed Martin, the new, integrated business now offers a comprehensive line of energy solutions, including energy management, energy storage, nuclear systems, ocean technologies and bioenergy.

Its bioenergy solutions business provides systems to convert biomass and waste into energy.

The integration of the energy business began in the summer of 2015, and over the last several months, all employees and programs were successfully transitioned into the new line of business.

Gasification Technologies Council changes name

The Gasification Technologies Council is now the Gasification and Syngas Technologies Council (GSTC).

The Arlington, Virginia-based association says it will encompass the syngas production, process and conversion industries in addition to gasification.

“This expansion will allow us to serve the entire value chain of the gasification and syngas industries” says Alison Kerester, GSTC executive director.

GSTC’s has created a new logo and website at www.gasification-syngas.com.

GSTC says it is developing a new database for steam methane reforming (SMR) plants and will be adding additional new content to reflect its expanded scope.

The association also announced a special offer for new members: join this year and get next year’s membership for free. The exclusive offer is available on both levels of its membership: general and limited. Anyone joining in 2016 will receive the same level of membership in 2017 free of charge.

GSTC members come from around the globe. They include technology providers, engineering companies, equipment and service providers, as well as plant owners and operators in the energy, power, chemical, fuel and waste management industries.

Kerester notes that GSTC members earn a significant return on their investment, including:

  • business development opportunities generated by strategic global and domestic marketing programs;
  • networking opportunities that include exclusive meetings with industry executives, experts and governmental organizations;
  • access to outreach materials to inform citizens, regulators and legislators about the benefits of gasification. GSTC is currently developing outreach materials to cover other syngas-producing technologies as well.
  • a comprehensive gasification industry database, as well as a new steam methane reforming database that is under development for members only.

GSTC also hosts the syngas and gasification industries’ most influential conference. This year’s Gasification and Syngas Technologies Conference will be held Oct. 16-19 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The conference will highlight markets for syngas production, conversion and use, provide the latest developments on global projects, and feature the most important trends in the industries.

GSTC recently issued a call for presentations for the conference. Abstracts are due by April 30 and can be submitted at www.gasification-syngas.org.