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Autodesk Software Helps Company Turn Waste Into Energy

By DE Editors

Enventix Inc., a clean tech company focused on alternative energy, is using software from Autodesk, Inc. for green manufacturing to develop its Enpresso system. The system is designed to enable the conversion of municipal waste, biomass and other low-grade feedstocks into clean, renewable energy.

The Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program " which provides software for emerging clean tech companies in North America, Europe and Japan " provided Enventix with software to help evaluate, validate and refine its original concepts.

Enpresso’s efficiency comes from its design, which produces syngas for a gas turbine converted from waste. Its design represents a break from conventional thermo-chemical reactor concepts.

The Enventix team used Autodesk Inventor software in the development of the Enpresso system, from collaborative conceptual design within the team through time- and cost-saving digital prototypes, and providing data for the creation of computational fluid dynamics and thermo-mechanical modeling. Autodesk reseller KETIV Technologies provided training and support to help enable Enventix to more fully adopt Digital Prototyping to design Enpresso.

“Digital prototyping gives our designers and engineers the capability to fully optimize their designs about 20 to 40% more quickly,” says Monem Alyaser, founder, president and CEO of Enventix. “As the complexity of systems and projects grows, our time to market has also been shrinking. The costs of not using digital prototyping are just too big, and Autodesk software is the best choice.”

Digital prototyping also helps Enventix communicate its vision to outside parties and investors. Autodesk Showcase software renders mechanical designs into photorealistic representations of the company’s products, while Autodesk 3ds Max Design software creates animations that help convey the company’s most complex technology concepts. Enventix additionally uses Autodesk Vault Professional to more effectively manage design projects across the three locations where their design team is based.

For more information, visit Autodesk and KETIV Technologies.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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