MagneGas fuel to kindle Kennedy Space Center $100-million project

Florida’s award-winning MagneGas Corp., which invented and patented a way to convert liquid waste into fuel, was recently selected as a vendor for a major Kennedy Space Center project subcontractor.


Tampa, Florida-based MagneGas Corp., which invented and patented a way to convert liquid waste into fuel, was recently selected as a vendor for a major Kennedy Space Center project subcontractor.

The lead vendor for the center’s $100-million, two-year project, S&R Enterprises LLC, was impressed enough by a demonstration sponsored by MagneGas subsidiary partner Suwannee Ironworks that it immediately elected to use the product for a build-out project at Kennedy. Additionally, it chose to purchase industrial welding supplies from MagneGas.

"The demonstration clearly showed us that MagneGas should be our fuel of choice on this, and other, projects,” S&R’s senior project manager Josh Collins said. “The faster cutting speed and smaller heat affected zone, demonstrated safety attributes and its eco-friendly aspects won us over. We also realized that MagneGas could add dollars to our bottom line, due to the faster speed of the cut, increased productivity, less fuel required…all of which could result in a quicker, less costly completion date."

MagneGas CEO Ermanno Santilli was pleased the company's fuel will be used specifically in metal cutting for the Kennedy Space Center project.

"We are extremely excited to begin working at the Kennedy Space Center," he said."The addition of this fantastic organization to our military, fire and rescue and other corporate customers opens up opportunities in aerospace, which is constantly driven to the cutting edge of processes, materials and innovation. We also plan on leveraging this new relationship to explore other combustion and fuel opportunities not strictly related to metal cutting."

S&R Enterprises, founded in 2003 by Stephen Burkholder in Pennsylvania, has now expanded beyond the mid-Atlantic area with capabilities for large-scale technical construction.

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