by Tina Olivero

    Adaptive Energy: Propane Technology Global Innovation Leader

    With a mission of increasing the reliability of critical remote infrastructure while reducing its carbon impact, Adaptive Energy is bringing propane power generation technology into the next frontier, which recently earned it the 2021 Global Innovation Award at the Global Technology Conference (GTC) of the World LPG Association Forum.

    To receive such an award is the highest honor our industry can bestow on a technology partner and all of us at the Propane Education & Research Council we are so proud to see Adaptive Energy receive the recognition,” said Tucker Perkins, President and CEO at PERC. “To be selected as the Global Innovation Award winner is outstanding.”

    Adaptive Energy is a leading designer and manufacturer of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), which provide rugged, dependable power for higher uptimes, less maintenance, and low-carbon operation.SOFCs enable greater use of alternative energy for critical infrastructure. Notably, here are three key alternative energy use cases for SOFCs:

    • Uninterruptible power for critical transportation infrastructure, such as railway crossings, signals, and switches.
    • Hybrid off-grid power (including solar, wind or other renewables) for remote applications like back-country radio networks or aviation and weather-monitoring equipment.
    • Reliable uptimes for solar-powered trailers that provide mobile surveillance, environmental monitoring, communications, and other critical functions.

    SOFC technology provides backup and off-grid power for customers where nonstop power is vital including rail crossings, remote radio networks, weather aviation cameras, and other critical infrastructure. In February 2021, this technology kept railroads in Texas safe by powering crossings and switches despite the power outages caused by Winter Storm Uri.

    The Michigan-based company was also selected as runner-up for Most Innovative Propane-Powered Technology, making it the only SOFC company ever to receive this prestigious award.

    “Remote sites often lack reliable access to grid power, so alternative energy sources like wind and solar are vital but when harsh weather interrupts power production, this critical infrastructure can fail,” said Michael Edison, CEO at Adaptive Energy. “That’s where our propane fuel cells come into play.”

    Adaptive Energy is uniquely positioned to address these concerns thanks to patented, highly durable, clean SOFC technology that has been engineered to excel in extreme conditions, from -40°C to 50°C. With a 22-year history of commercializing SOFCs, it has been the leading provider of propane fuel cell technology across industries.

    To learn more about propane, visit Propane.com. For more information on Adaptive Energy and its products, visit adaptiveenergyllc.com.

    Tina Olivero

    30 years ago, Tina Olivero looked into the future and saw an opportunity to make a difference for her province and people. That difference came in the form of the oil and gas sector. Six years before there was even a drop of oil brought to the shores of Newfoundland, she founded The Oil and Gas Magazine (THE OGM) from a back room in her home on Signal Hill Road, in St. John’s, Newfoundland. A single mother, no financing, no previous journalism or oil and gas experience, she forged ahead, with a creative vision and one heck of a heaping dose of sheer determination. With her pioneering spirit, Ms. Olivero developed a magazine that would educate, inspire, motivate and entertain oil and gas readers around the world — She prides herself in marketing and promoting our province and resources in unprecedented ways. The OGM is a magazine that focuses on our projects, our people, our opportunities and ultimately becomes the bridge to new energy outcomes and a sustainable new energy world. Now diversifying into the communications realms, a natural progression from the Magazine, The OGM now offers an entirely new division - Oil & Gas Media. Today, The Oil and Gas Magazine is a global phenomenon that operates not only in Newfoundland, but also in Calgary and is read by oil and gas enthusiasts in Norway, Aberdeen, across the US and as far reaching as Abu Dhabi, in the Middle East. Believing that Energy is everyone’s business, Ms. Olivero has combined energy + culture to embrace the worlds commitment to a balance of work and home life as well as fostering a foundation for health and well being. In this era of growth and development business and lifestyle are an eloquent mix, there is no beginning or end. Partnering with over 90 oil and gas exhibitions and conferences around the world, Ms. Olivero's role as a Global Visionary is to embrace communication in a way that fosters oil and gas business and industry growth in new and creative ways.

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