TopLine Energy teams with FREE to manufacture advanced Municipal Solid Waste processing systems


Topline Energy Systems (TES), a precision advanced technology manufacturer based in Brooksville Florida, is expanding its operations to include manufacturing an industry leading, municipal waste processing system. Topline will be manufacturing the Future Renewable Energy Enterprise (FREE) proven waste separation and processing technology, which provides an energy efficient conversion of the waste stream into recyclable products and an alternative renewable fuel used in a variety of industries including power generation, cement kilns and the production of synthetic diesel and gasoline.

Topline Energy Systems President and CEO Chet Staron stated: “More and more Cities, Counties and Countries are waking up to the fact that the technology exists today that can use what we have been hauling to the landfills and reform this material into valuable fuels. This technology has been proven for 25 years, it separates and sorts MSW to remove the Recyclable material and inert material and produces a clean, germ free, odor free fuel that has been used in Florida by energy companies that currently rely on coal as a fuel source.”

“As coal emissions laws tighten, large local companies are looking for cleaner, greener fuel options. FREE can take a counties waste stream and produce an alternative renewable fuel, superior to Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) called Process Derived Fuel (PDF) for less than what a county normally pays to bury it in the landfill. The FREE system can keep 90% of the waste out of the landfill and help the host county lead the state in Florida’s 75% landfill diversion goal” said Nat Mundy, Sr. Vice President Topline Energy Systems.

Manufacturing of the FREE MSW system will be done in Brooksville, Hernando County at the Topline Energy Systems 240,000 sq. ft. precision advanced technology­manufacturing facility. “The Local manufacturing of the separation equipment will create clean­tech jobs for skilled and unskilled labor,” said Mike Wirthman, Vice President of Operations Topline Energy Systems. “We are excited about the positive impact this will have for Hernando County”.

“This advancement in MSW processing builds upon a technology TES licensed from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) called a Cold Plasma Fuel Reformer, also known as the PRISM” said Shiva Wilson, Vice President of Product Development Topline Energy Systems. ”The Prism systems converts the producer gases’ tars and impurities into hydrogen rich synthesis gas that is a necessary chemical feedstock for numerous energy products, from olefins (used to make plastics) to synthetic gasoline, low cost methanol, diesel and jet fuel. The Prism technology replaces Steam Methane Reformation allowing for cost competitive, small scale, modular gas to liquid (GTL) systems.”

Dr. Dennis Wilfong, a prominent Brooksville businessman said, “It takes a lot of energy to make the materials we are throwing away, countries around the world currently recycle that energy, The United States seems to finally realize that we cannot sustain the wasteful way that we are living. Topline Energy Systems announcement today is great news for Hernando County and the US.”

TopLine Energy Systems, LLC (TES) is a leading edge, high technology research, development, engineering and manufacturing company parented by TopLine Automotive Engineering, Inc., a 40­year old multinational automotive engine parts and components manufacture and distributor. TES purpose is to provide unparalleled ‘next-­generation’ energy systems and solutions for distributed power, emission reduction and Synthetic Fuel production and to seek new ways to make energy, more ef iciently and at greater economies, in order to make the world measurably better.#####

Business Unit: Topline Energy Systems

Keywords: MSW processing, clean­tech, MERF, MRF, biomass, methane­to­methanol, refuse derived fuel (RDF), alternative fuels, energy, oil and gas production, renewable fuels, gas­to-liquids (GTL), syngas, synthetic chemicals, synthetic diesel, specialty chemical feedstock, synthetic fuel, natural gas, flare gas, biogas, steam methane reforming (SMR), liquid synthetic fuels, renewable, sustainable, cost competitive biomass

TopLine Energy Systems PRISM™ Plasma recognized by US DOE- UMPQUA Energy receives DOE “Top Energy Innovators Award” at ARPA Convention

ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY (ARPA) ENERGY INNOVATION SUMMIT, WASHINGTON, D.C. – BROOKSVILLE, FL (February 28, 2012) — UMPQUA Energy, of Medford, OR, was recognized by the US Department of Energy as one of three winners in the “2012 America’s Next Top Energy Innovator” Challenge.

UMPQUA’s winning entry prominently features TopLine Energy’s patented PRISM™ Cold-Plasma Fuel Reformer on its website, publications, and social media and was a key component in the EVOPAC emission reduction system described in the US DOE winning entry video.

TopLine Energy Systems builds and produces the PRISM™ Plasma Syngas Enhanced Combustion System at our new, state-of-the-art 300,000sqft manufacturing facility located on its 90 acre campus in Brooksville, FL.

PRISM™ SEC Systems are the first on-board/on-demand System that instantaneously converts engine fuels into Hydrogen-rich Synthesis Gas, which is used to improve fuel economy while greatly reducing harmful emission including NOx emissions in Natural Gas and Diesel Engines.

TopLine Energy is delighted to work with all of our potential clients and customers to deliver superior, high efficiency Hydrogen and Synthesis Gas Generating technologies. The America’s Next Top Energy Innovator Award to UMPQUA at the ARPA Innovation Summit and acknowledgement by the US Department of Energy substantiates the PRISM™ Plasma Syngas Enhanced Combustion and affirms the use of Synthesis Gas in both pre and post combustion emission reduction systems.

Maverick BioFuels and TopLine Energy Systems Announce Joint Technology Development Initiative

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., BROOKSVILLE, FL (February 29, 2012) — Maverick Biofuels, a second-generation bio-fuels and bio-plastics technology company, and TopLine Energy Systems (TES) , an advanced technology manufacturer of PRISM™, a revolutionary breakthrough in on site/on demand gas clean up and synthetic fuel systems, today announce the formation of a joint technology development initiative to integrate the TES PRISM™ plasma reactor technology and Maverick’s novel thermo chemical process for the purpose of producing valuable transportation fuels and bio-plastics from locally available biomass, waste and other carbonaceous feedstocks. The project will concurrently demonstrate Maverick’s biomass to mixed-alcohol process while optimizing TopLine Energy’s underlying technology chain.

Using opportunity fuels, non-food biomass and waste sources as feedstocks, TES technology will produce an ultra clean, reaction grade Synthesis gas which is then converted to a three to five chain carbon olefin intermediate using Maverick’s novel thermochemical technology. The olefins are then processed into a variety of high-value products, including mixed-alcohol fuels, bio-plastics, lubricants and jet fuel.

“We are delighted to be working with TopLine to jointly advance our technologies,” said Sam Yenne, CEO of Maverick Biofuels. “This initiative will allow Maverick and TES to develop and demonstrate a process for producing renewable chemicals and fuels for less cost than petroleum derived products.”

TopLine will contribute its unique PRISM™ plasma carbonaceous matter reformation, Fischer-Tropsch/ComPlateTM Synthetic Fuels technology, infrastructure and operating permits, and space at its Next Generation 275,000 sq ft Energy Efficient Manufacturing facility in Brooksville, to assist Maverick Biofuels in their quest.

Chet Staron, CEO of TopLine stated, “It is a monumental task we all face in designing and building something that has never been done before, but I believe that with our know-how, and manufacturing capabilities coupled with Maverick’s experience, we will build unparalleled energy systems that will change the world and significantly change the way energy is produced”.

TopLine Energy signs Letter of Intent to build clean steam engines for Cyclone Power


TopLine Energy Systems, a division of global manufacturing leader TopLine Automotive Engineering, has entered into a Letter of Understanding with Cyclone Power Technologies Inc. (Pink Sheets: CYPW) to build Cyclone’s award-winning external steam combustion engines.

TopLine Energy Systems, a division of global manufacturing leader TopLine Automotive Engineering, has entered into a Letter of Understanding with Cyclone Power Technologies Inc. (Pink Sheets: CYPW) to build Cyclone’s award-winning external steam combustion engines.

Under the terms of this preliminary agreement, TopLine Energy will provide assistance with engineering and planning of Cyclone’s WHE-25 model engines, and shall build pre-production prototypes of these units starting immediately. Given the acceptable completion and review of this first stage, TopLine Energy will position itself as the “Preferred Manufacturer” for Cyclone’s operating subsidiary Cyclone-WHE LLC, for mass production of these engines. Initial planned uses for the Cyclone WHE-25 range from industrial and vehicular waste heat recovery, to power generation from waste fuels such as used motor oil and other similar renewable fuels and waste.

“This is a monumental arrangement for Cyclone,” stated the company’s CEO, Harry Schoell. “By TopLine providing its vast experience, facilities and resources to further the development of our technology, we can expect a more robust, durable engine with an expedited trajectory towards commercialization.”

TopLine Automotive is a 35+ year-old company and currently one of the largest manufacturers of automotive after-market parts in the United States, supplying over 50% of the market. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, TopLine Automotive has operations throughout the world. TopLine Energy’s primary home is a new, state-of-the-art 300,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Brooksville, FL. This Florida plant, only a few hours from Cyclone, is dedicated to the development and production of distributed and alternative energy products like the Cyclone engine, GlidArc Plasma and TopLine Gas Turbines.

“We have been following the remarkable progress of Cyclone for over two-years now, and determined that the time is right to throw our hat into the ring,” stated TopLine’s CEO, Chet Staron. “This technology has the potential to be revolutionary, not only in renewable power systems, but also the transportation sector where our contacts run deep. We are very pleased to help Cyclone on their path to commercial success.”

CORPORATE PROFILE – Cyclone Power Technologies (NYSE: CYPW)

Cyclone Power Technologies is the developer of the award-winning Cyclone Engine – an eco-friendly external combustion engine with the power and versatility to run everything from portable electric generators and garden equipment to cars, trucks and locomotives. Invented by company founder and CEO Harry Schoell, the patented Cyclone Engine is a modern steam engine, ingeniously designed to achieve high thermal efficiencies through a compact heat-regenerative process, and to run on virtually any fuel – including bio-diesels, Syngas and alcohols – while emitting fewer greenhouse gases or irritating pollutants into the air. Currently in its late stages of development, the Cyclone Engine was recognized by Popular Science Magazine as the Invention of the Year for 2008, and was presented with the Society of Automotive Engineers’ AEI Tech Award in 2006 and 2008. Additionally, Cyclone was recently named Environmental Business of the Year by the Broward County Environmental Protection Department. For more information, visit Cyclone Power Technologies.

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Radhe Renewable Energy Ltd and TopLine Energy Systems

Radhe Renewable Energy Ltd and TopLine Energy Systems;
Announce Joint Venture for Coal to Liquid Fuel (CTL) Plant in Florida

Radhe Renewable Energy Development Pvt. Ltd. headquarter in Rajkot, Gujarat, India and TopLine Energy Systems LLC have entered into a Joint Venture Agreement to develop and build a revolutionary Coal to Liquid Fuels (CTL) demonstration plant at the new, state-of-the-art, 300,000 ft2 TopLine Energy Systems facility in Brooksville, Florida.

Radhe Energy is engaged in designing, supplying, installing and servicing turnkey Gasification Systems for the ceramic and metallurgical industries in India. Radhe currently has over 290 gasifiers currently deployed commercially and is the largest gasification corporation in Asia. A new type of SSAPOX Gasifier will use advent GlidArc® heating elements (GlidArc® Combustors) developed by Dr. Albin Czernichowski and TopLine Energy, allowing the Gasifier to be self-sustaining and operate without the aid of external supplied energy or electricity. The new SSAPOX Gasifier shall be mated with GlidArc® cold-plasma Technology to make ultra-clean Syngas, which will be utilized as fuel for TopLine™-CentriGen Flex-Fuel Gas Turbines and as feedstock for a new type of Fischer-Tropsch Reactor called ComPlate™ to produce Synthetic Liquid Fuels from Coal and Biomass.

Initial testing of ComPlate™ FT Reactor has shown vast improvements in efficiencies, economies and yields far surpassing all current commercialized FT Systems. ComPlate uses a proprietary, environmentally friendly Iron-based catalyst and incorporates easy change, recyclable R-Plates. With the use of GlidArc, efficiencies shall improve to the next magnitude.

High interest has been expressed in this new technology as there now appears to be a way to reform coal into ultra-clean, pure liquid synthetic fuels at competitive economies. Initially, the plant will produce some 400 gallons of SynDiesel per day. The System is to be scalable and self-sustaining. Radhe shall have responsibility for deployment of CTL systems in India and Australia as well as other Asian countries and TopLine LLC will bring the new system to North and South America and Europe. A complete, comprehensive, game-changing Distributed Energy System consisting of the SSAPOX Gasifier, GlidArc® cold-plasma, TopLine™-TopLine Turbine and ComPlate™ FT Reactors could be ready for commercial deployment by late 2011. Biomass, MSW, Wood Waste and other dry carbonaceous materials will be future target feedstocks.

Dr. Albin Czernichowski at American Chemical Society

ECP Developing Plasma-Assisted Compact Fischer-Tropsch Gas-to-Liquids System

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Dr. James R. Brenner accepts Director-Chemical Engineering post with Florida Syngas LLC

TopLine Energy Systems is pleased to announce the acceptance of Dr. James Brenner to the position of Director of Chemical Engineering for the Company.

Dr. Jim Brenner’s career in Chemical Engineering began in Delaware, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree. From there, Dr. Brenner attended the University of Michigan where he received his Masters and Ph.D. in Engineering and completed a Post Doctoral at Argonne National Laboratories.

Dr. Brenner then went into the private sector and worked for Westinghouse/Savannah River for many years in the field of Hydrogen Research and Hydro-gen Technology and was awarded the Vice President’s Award for his accomplishments. Since leaving Westinghouse Savannah River Company to join the chemical engineering faculty at Florida Tech in 1998, Dr. Brenner has worked in the areas of H2 storage, purification, and sensing using metal hydride thin films on porous stainless steel (PSS) supports and templated porous carbon (TPC)/PSS composite supports. These projects, along with his development of TPC’s for fuel cell gas diffusion layers, are enabling technologies toward his vision of a H2-driven airplane.

Dr. Brenner has performed research projects on bio-diagnostic chips, electronic noses, metallic nanoparticles, and polymer foams for the space shuttle’s external tanks, pillared clays and molybdenum sulfides, and characterization of and catalyst development for upgrading of coal, heavy oil, and lignin feedstocks.

Prof. Brenner teaches courses in petroleum refining, process flowsheet development, nanotechnology, materials characterization, materials science and engineering, and data analysis. Dr. Brenner has won two college-wide and three university-wide teaching awards and was named Student-Nominated Outstanding Professor of the Year for Florida Institute of Technology in 2006.

Prof. Brenner shall be directly involved and have oversight of all chemical engineer systems for TopLine Energy Systems

GlidArc Testing Successful

On Thanksgiving Day, Dr. Albin Czernichowski, the Inventor of GlidArc® Systems and GlidArc® Technology, visited the Florida Syngas Lab in Grant, Florida to oversee initial hot run testing of Alpha-Stage Reactor.

Within 20 minutes after startup, the Reactor achieved equilibrium, steady state and the System ran continuously on Glycerol for five (5) hours without issues.

Rate of Glycerol flow was calculated at one (1) gallon/hour and produced Syngas with the thermal heat equivalent of 9.25kWt. At steady state, the GlidArc® process became exothermic, producing temperatures in the Plasma Head of approximately 945˚C. Exhaust Syngas was measured at the Reactor Outlet at 405˚C. These temperatures were maintained for the duration of the test, without deviation.

Calculating approximate BTU content of the Syngas produce, it is estimated using the gas-fuel to operate a Microturbine Generator, over 5kW of electricity would be produced at these levels.

Similar tests were conducted during the following two days with identical results.

After Reactor cool-down on the third day, the Reactor was disassembled to exam all components for wear, hydrogen embrittlement, casing distortion, pitting and catalyst degradation. No component wear, distortion or embrittlement was witnessed and the catalyst showed no signs whatsoever of degradation, color, continuity or change in size.

The GlidArc® Reactor and System were re-assembled and tested for a forth time the following day with identical results to previous tests. All findings were recorded and documented accordingly and additional oversight was provided by Dr. Jim Brenner/Chemical Engineering Professor/Florida Institute of Technology.

Dr. Shinobu Doi accepts Technical Advisor Position

Shinobu Doi, PhD teams with Florida Syngas for advanced process and electronic systems controls for GlidArc Plasma Reactor.

Sr. Engineering Advisory

Dr. James Brenner, PhD Chemical Engineering
Florida Institute of Technology Professor, Melbourne, FL named Sr. Engineering Advisory