OGDEN -- An Israeli based Stirling engine manufacturer and its U.S. affiliate have acquired the asset of the Ogden-based Infinia Corporation.
Qnergy, plans to integrate the core technologies and know-how of both companies in order to commence mass production of Stirling engines for various applications within the next year.
"There is a substantial synergy between the Qnergy and Infinia technologies and know-how acquired and developed over the years by each company's outstanding teams," said Qnergy CEO, Earl Harel. "The potential of Infinia technology to provide a low cost source of renewable energy for a wide range of applications is proven and significant."
Qnergy was established in 2009 by Ricor Cryogenic and Vacuum Systems, a company known for its miniature Stirling cryogenic coolers. Qnergy's technology enables residential and business customers to generate power and hot water on-site with total efficiency of more than 90 percent. The company develops and manufactures highly-efficient, reliable and cost-effective Stirling engines for various applications such as micro-combined heat and power, solar power generation and solar CHP, remote power generation and more, according to a company press release.
Infinia Corporation, located at 300 W. 12th Street, is an energy technology company developing and manufacturing high efficiency, free piston Stirling generators that convert readily-available and low-cost heat sources such as solar, biogas and natural gas into reliable on and off grid electricity.
"The Stirling technology developed by Infinia is an excellent complement to Qnergy's portfolio," said Harel. "With this acquisition, we can not only address market needs for low cost solar cogeneration systems but are also better positioned to address additional applications such as micro-CHP, bio mass, remote power and more."
In September, Infinia filed a petition for Chapter 11 relief in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Utah, according to prnewswire.com. Its lender, Atlas Global Holdings made an offer to buy the company's assets for the amount it was lending the company.