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Aries Clean Energy moves headquarters to larger site

June 25, 2018
By Aries Clean Energy

June 25, 2018 - Aries Clean Energy, a Nashville-area based company, is moving to a larger space in Franklin, Tenn., to accommodate its staffing requirements for the development of gasification projects designed to reduce greenhouse gases, minimize use of landfills, and lower waste transportation costs.

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Its new location is at 4307 Rural Plains Circle in Franklin, Tenn., (also known as Berry Farms) will serve as its corporate headquarters. The office will also be the hub for designing and engineering of its downdraft and fluidized bed gasification products.

“Our patented systems are unique to the energy industry, and they will provide access to green electric power behind the grid and a solution to waste stream disposal,” said Gregory Bafalis, CEO of Aries. “This expansion increases our ability to bring our power systems to cities and industries worldwide with increased staff support.”

Aries was started in 2010 by Thompson Machinery, a local Caterpillar dealership, to further develop a patented downdraft gasification technology that cleanly converts wood waste to synthetic fuel gas for industrial use.

As interest in the technology has grown, so has the company. In 2015, the acquisition of assets and patents from MaxWest, a fluidized bed gasification company, opened new markets, including municipal and industrial waste water disposal.


Aries Clean Energy provides multi-patented technologies that can handle municipal and industrial waste in a turnkey gasification solution. This approach provides proven environmental benefits, while simplifying the overall waste handling process.

Aries’ gasification solutions convert waste into a fuel gas that can be used to produce electricity or heat for a variety of thermal processes. In addition, the overall emissions from waste streams are reduced, thereby supporting an organization’s emissions reduction and sustainability goals.

To date, the company has received several statewide and national awards for the plant it designed and built for the city of Lebanon, Tenn., including Environmental Leader’s Project of the Year and Tennessee’s highest Environmental Stewardship Award for energy and renewable resources.

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