Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will provide overall project management, engineering and design, procurement and construction for the new bioenergy facility, which will provide clean energy source to meet the needs of 5,000 homes and businesses in Herten, Germany.

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training business bioenergy lead Mauricio Vargas said: "Lockheed Martin is excited to manufacture the Concord Blue technology, which advances how the world addresses clean energy and waste reduction challenges.

"The Herten facility will demonstrate the accessibility of innovative energy technology to global customers."

The 5MW power generation facility will feature Concord Blue’s Reformer technology to transform forestry waste to power through advanced gasification.

Concord Blue founder and CEO Charlie Thannhaeuser said: "Located at the Hydrogen Competence Center in Herten, this Concord Blue Reformer [CBR] will be a landmark in the region that receives international interest.

"This project represents the sixth commercial CBR, a testament not only to the technological quality of our waste-to-energy solution, but also to the economic viability."