Enventix Relies on Digital Prototyping to Speed Development of
Ground-Breaking Waste Conversion Systems
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Jun 27, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Enventix Inc., a clean tech company focused on alternative energy, is
successfully using software from Autodesk,
Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) for green manufacturing to develop its
patent-pending Enpresso system. The system enables the conversion of
municipal waste, biomass and other low-grade feedstocks into clean,
The Autodesk Clean
Tech Partner Program -- which provides software for emerging clean
tech companies in North America, Europe and Japan -- provided Enventix
with powerful Digital
Prototyping software to help evaluate, validate and refine its
By converting waste to energy two to six times more effectively than
competing systems while exceeding any standard for air emissions,
Enpresso can dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of current waste
management and energy generation practices.
Enpresso's efficiency comes from its innovative design, which produces
pure syngas for a gas turbine converted from waste affordably and
cleanly at the distributed scale. Its elegant and simple design
represents a break from conventional thermo-chemical reactor concepts.
Optimizing Green Manufacturing with Digital Prototyping
The Enventix team used Autodesk
Inventor software in every step of the development of the Enpresso
system, benefiting from more collaborative conceptual design within the
team through time- and cost-saving digital prototypes, and providing
data for the creation of detailed 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 20-40% more quickly," said 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 plays a crucial role in helping 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.
"From product development to marketing, Enventix is making good use of
Digital Prototyping to help solve the huge renewable energy conversion
challenge that society faces," said Robert
"Buzz" Kross, senior vice president, Manufacturing Industry Group at
Autodesk. "Through the Clean Tech Partner Program, Enventix is producing
radical solutions with minimal investment."
About the Clean Tech Partner Program
The Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program supports the efforts,
innovations and environmental advancements of clean technology pioneers,
providing world-class software to design, visualize, and simulate their
ideas through Digital
Prototyping. Clean tech companies in North America, Europe and Japan
are invited to apply to receive up to $150,000* worth of software for
only $50. Access to a collection of Autodesk industry-leading software
includes up to five licenses of Autodesk
Product Design Suite Ultimate, AutoCAD
Revit Architecture Suite, Autodesk
Simulation Mechanical, Autodesk
Inventor Publisher and Autodesk
Vault Professional software. For additional information, visit http://www.autodesk.com/cleantech.
Enventix, Inc. was established in 2009 in Silicon Valley to develop its
technology for converting waste, biomass or other low-grade feedstocks
into a substantial and clean source of energy. Enventix's compact
Enpresso system produces ultra-clean power from mixed waste at the
distributed scale, yielding breakthrough efficiency and economics. For
additional information, visit www.enventixinc.com.
About KETIV Technologies
KETIV Technologies is a leading Autodesk solutions provider with 25
years of experience delivering CAD software and services in California,
Arizona, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Providing business consultation
and support in a variety of fields, including manufacturing, civil
engineering and process plant industries, KETIV's team of industry
experts increases the profitability of engineering companies by helping
them simplify the process of conceptualization, design and production.
For additional information, visit: www.ketiv.com.
Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D
design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the
manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and
entertainment industries -- including the last 16 Academy Award winners
for Best Visual Effects -- use Autodesk software to design, visualize
and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in
1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of
state-of-the-art software for global markets. For additional information
about Autodesk, visit www.autodesk.com.
An interview with Enventix, Inc. is available on the Autodesk YouTube
Channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng-rKkE6ZpA.
*Value is based on up to five commercial licenses of each application.
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