Langson Energy, Inc. was selected by Kenya Electricity Generating Limited (KenGen), producer of around 80% of the power consumed in Kenya, to conduct a green technology feasibility study for their Olkaria Geothermal Power Plant.  KenGen has been searching for a specialized genset that can be installed upstream as a topping unit capable of accepting high pressure geothermal wellhead pressures to capture the waste energy and generate additional clean electricity. Representatives from KenGen and the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), which will be partially funding the study, were in Nairobi, Kenya for this historic grant signing on April 27, 2017.   “USTDA is pleased to facilitate new business partnerships between U.S. and Kenyan companies that can spur long-term, sustainable economic growth,” said Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Director Lida Fitts. “The adoption of innovative and cost-effective U.S. technology can help Kenya to meet its energy development goals.”

Chris Coté, Executive VP of Langson Energy, inspecting Steam Machine

This study will evaluate the technical, commercial, financial, and environmental viability of utilizing Langson Energy’s 5 MW Total Flow Generator to make more efficient use of the geothermal resource at Olkaria. Upon the successful results of the study, KenGen and LEI will have the opportunity to install a number of additional units in the more than 275 wells which will optimize power plant efficiency and greatly impact the electric footprint in the country.

Langson Energy‘s Senior Engineer, Dr. Ron DiPippo, will be the Geothermal Expert on the project working with a team of 10 other experts.  As Author of 4 major books including, Geothermal Power Plants: Principles, Applications and Case Studies, Dr. DiPippo is the foremost world authority and consultant on Geothermal Power Plants. In addition to Dr. DiPippo’s experience with the Olkaria Geothermal Power Plant in Kenya, he has worked in many geothermally active US states and countries around the world.  Dr. DiPippo states, “The advantages of a thermodynamically equivalent Total Flow Generator will lie in its simplicity, lower capital cost, ease and rapidity of installation, reliable operation, lower cost of electricity, and ability to operate on lower-temperature reservoirs, compared to either flash-steam or binary systems, provided an isentropic efficiency of at least 75% can be achieved in practice.”

Mar 2013 – Steam Machine instantly makes power at SMU

Langson Energy Steam Machine Instantly Makes Clean Electricity
at Southern Methodist University

CARSON CITY, Nev. USA / Mar 19, 2013 — Langson Energy Inc. (LEI) of Carson City, Nevada, successfully created clean power using its newest green technology, the Steam Machine, at Southern Methodist University (SMU).

The Steam Machine made its world debut at the sixth annual Geothermal Energy Utilization Conference held March 12-14 on the SMU campus in Dallas, Texas. Langson’s low cost, scalable clean energy production units are significant to the global energy landscape because traditional turbines have substantial problems with saturated steam, but the Steam Machine seamlessly converts it to power.

SMU Steam Machine Debut
On Wednesday, March 13, energy tech inventor and LEI founder Richard Langson presented, “Water and Steam Applications of the Langson Helical Screw Energy Converter,” a paper written by his colleague Dr. Ron DiPippo, author of four major books including, Geothermal Power Plants: Principles, Applications and Case Studies.

Following Langson’s presentation he unveiled his newest low cost clean energy technology to the world and led three heavily attended live demonstrations of the Steam Machine.

Langson reported, “The first Steam Machine was unloaded and installed on SMU’s campus boilers in less than two hours and was dismantled and packed for shipping in an hour and a half – a simple and easy retrofit. Our technology instantly produced clean power using surplus saturated steam. Power is generated for as low as two cents per kilowatt.”

Langson’s insight into compression and expansion technology was developed while building and driving his race cars. His top fuel car, the “Texas Ranger,” still holds a world record. Langson went on to win the 1993 IHRA World Championship by beating “Big Daddy” Don Garlits. This drag racer brings the same world champion mentality to the world of energy efficiency.

The Steam Machine is the second product LEI has introduced from its steam and gas turbo-expanders line. By replacing pressure reduction valves (PRVs) with the Steam Machine, significant power is produced that would otherwise be wasted. Larger LEI units can power 1,000 to 5,000 homes per Steam Machine. Langson Energy’s technology is integrated with proven components that have a history of reliable, robust, low-maintenance performance. Langson has solved the challenges of expensive steam turbine solutions for generating power. Traditional turbines have been the accepted method for generating power from steam pressure for many years. However, high capital costs and difficulty in handling wet steam have proven to be significant hurdles to running saturated, contaminated steam, two-phase fluids and geothermal brine. The Steam Machine has significantly lower capital costs than all other steam turbines. The LEI Gas Letdown Generator (GLG), developed earlier, won the bronze Edison Award, for “Best New Green Technology.” The GLG converts natural gas letdown pressure to power like the Steam Machine converts various steam types to power. In addition, the product line has been approved by the Department of Defense for use on military bases.

For more information on the Steam Machine and LEI Power Products visit

About Langson Energy Incorporated

Langson Energy Incorporated (LEI) of Carson City, Nev., develops exceptionally efficient and unique clean power conversion systems. LEI’s power units are economically viable solutions to improving energy efficiency and recovering energy from waste pressure, heat and waste steam. The technology works with various types of pressure or steam and waste heat from many different industrial processes. Langson Energy products utilize helical screw technology, which has been an integral part of the compressor business for over 100 years. By investing years of research and true entrepreneurial and inventive spirit, inventor and LEI founder Richard Langson has developed several methods for converting wasted energy into low cost power. Find out more at or

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Apr 2012 – Langson Energy named 2012 Bronze Edison Award Winner

2012 Edison Award


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Langson Energy Wins at NYC Ceremony; Awards Celebrate 25 Years of Honoring Innovators and Innovation

Chicago, IL – April 27, 2012 – The Edison Awards, celebrating 25 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, announced today that Langson Energy was voted a bronze winner for Green Implementation. At the sold-out April 26th event in NYC, Richard Langson, founder/CEO, Chris Coté, Executive VP, with John Williams of Dominion Technologies, joined hundreds of senior executives from some of the world’s most recognized companies to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of all of the 2012 Edison Award winners.

Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world, garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the world.

“As the pace of innovation quickens and the “race to next” becomes ever more competitive, it’s increasingly important to take a moment out of our hectic lives to recognize excellence in innovation and greatness in the teams of innovators who make our future. We are honored to present Langson Energy with an Edison Award as one of the leading innovators of today and tomorrow,” says Thomas Stat, 2012 Edison Awards Steering Committee Chairman

The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards™ was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, members of the Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG), academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.

This year, in a comprehensive, peer-review process, the nominees were judged on a new set of evaluation criteria developed in partnership with Nielsen. The new criteria establishes a new definition of innovation, leveraging the primary assessment themes of Concept, Value, Delivery and Impact.

Richard Langson and John Williams

Danny Forster of SCIENCE’s “Build It Bigger” emceed the April 26 ceremony at the historic Capitale ballroom in New York. One of the evening’s many highlights was the presentation of the prestigious Edison Achievement Award to TED Curator, Chris Anderson. The award honors innovation leaders and business executives who have made a significant and lasting contribution to innovation throughout their careers. The Edison Achievement Award serves as inspiration to future innovators and to the world at large.

In addition to the Awards Gala, the annual Edison Awards program encompassed multiple events over a two-day period including a 25th Anniversary Opening Reception, Meet the Innovators Forum and the Innovators’ Showcase, which offered guests a hands-on experience with many of the winning products.

About the Edison Awards

The Edison Awards represent the spirit of innovation personified by Thomas Edison, inspiring America’s drive to remain in the forefront of creativity and ingenuity in the global economy. Sponsors of the 2012 Edison Awards include: Nielsen, USA TODAY, Discovery Communications, SCIENCE, CSRware, applepeak and ViridiSTOR. For more information about the Edison Awards and a full list of winners, visit

Feb 2012 – Edison Awards Announce Finalists


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Celebrating 25 Years of Honoring Innovation and Innovators

Chicago, IL – February 13, 2012 – The Edison Awards, celebrating its 25th year, has announced its finalists for the internationally renowned 2012 Edison Best New Product Awards. Since 1987, The Edison Awards have recognized ideas at the forefront of new products, services, marketing, design and innovation. Winning an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business.

“The Edison Awards provide an exclusive platform for honoring innovation, recognizing innovators, and encouraging ongoing innovation among today’s development teams, researchers, designers, ‘intrapreneurs’ and entrepreneurs.” says Thomas Stat, the 2012 Edison Awards Steering Committee Chairman. “We’re inspired by our 2012 finalists and delighted to have this opportunity to recognize and promote the outstanding accomplishments they represent.”

The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose extraordinary new product development methods and innovative achievements garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents and made him a household name around the world. The ballot of nominees for the Edison Best New Product Awards™ is judged by a panel of more than 3,000 individuals, including members of the Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG), an organization comprising America’s top marketing professionals and academics. The panel also includes professionals from the fields of product development & design, engineering, science and education.

This year, the nominees were judged on a new set of evaluation criteria developed in partnership with Nielsen. These new criteria establish a new definition of innovation, leveraging the primary themes of Concept, Value, Impact and Delivery.

Winners of the Gold, Silver and Bronze Edison Awards will be announced April 26, 2012 at the Capitale in New York. The annual Edison Awards program encompasses multiple events over a two-day period including an Opening Reception, Meet the Innovators Forum, Innovator’s Showcase and the Awards Gala, where the Awards will be presented.

About the Edison Awards

The 2012 Edison Awards are sponsored by Nielsen, Discovery Communications, Science Channel, USA Today, CSRware and applepeak. For more information about the Edison Awards visit.

The Finalists are as follows:



Energy Xtreme Independence Package
KLD Energy Technologies Electric Motor System
Transportation by Total Transportation Services

Building Materials

Indow Windows®
FORTECO by Lightweight Structures

Power Generation/Utilization

Kiverdi Carbon Engineering
PolyPlus Lithium Air and Lithium Water Batteries
Tremont Electric nPower® PEG

Smart Systems


The Panoptix™ Solution by Johnson Controls
Nest Learning Thermostat


Analytic Systems

3M Food Satefy Aerobic Testing Procedure for Lactic Acid Bacteria
CardioDX Corus® CAD blood-based gene expression test
Invivo Sciences Tissue-based compound screening

Apps/Online Tools

QRS and the Centre for Innovation in Complex Care Clinical Message
Telcare Blood Glucose Monitoring System

Assistive Devices


Ekso by Ekso Bionics
GEAR4 Renew SleepClock
Midmark SleepView Monitor and SleepView Portal
Starkey Laboratories AMP™

Diagnostic Aids


MelaFind by MELA Sciences
SCALEVIEW by Olympus



Adimab Human Monoclonal Antibody Discovery Platform
Intersect ENT PROPEL™ Mometasone Furoate Implant
pharmaCline Diabecline
Selecta Biosciences Synthetic Vaccine Particles (SVP)™

Surgical Aids


CardioKinetix PARACHUTE
Endo-Ethicon Percutaneous Surgical Set (PSS)


Technology Systems

Boomerboard WaveJet Propulsion System
ECOtality Blink Level 2 charger
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft


HeistProof Keyless Information Security System
Nissan Back-up Collision Intervention
OnStar For My Vehicle (FMV)

Electric Vehicles

Fisker Karma EVer
2012 Ford Focus Electric
Vision Motor Corp. Tyrano™


Game Changer

IBM Watson

Power Management

Cooper Wiring Combination USB Charger Receptacle
Craftsman NEXTEC QuickBoost™ Charger
eCoupled Intelligent Wireless Power

Research Tools

Cogito Corporation
Mind Genomics
Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings

Smart Systems

Craftsman AssureLink
Nexia™ Home Intelligence



Johnson Controls, Inc.
ConAgra Foods & Forgotten Harvest
Newark Public Schools Journey to Sustainability


Langson Energy Gas Letdown Generator
McLaren Group Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations


Health & Wellness

applepeak Wellness Record
GE Adventure Series
inHealth HealthCoach

Quality of Life

3M™ Kind Removal Silicone Tape
Pixel Optics emPower!
The HopeFULL Gift Pack

Social Impact

ChotoKool by Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Co.
Rural Shores Business Services
Whirlpool Ace


KinekPoint by Kinek
Tide Dry Cleaners®


Personal Care

GLO Brilliant Personal Teeth Whitening Device
Philips Sonicare AirFloss
Crest 3D White Intensive Professional Effects Whitestrips


Orville Redenbacher’s Pop Up Bowl
MiO Liquid Water Enhancer
Duncan Hines Frosting Creations


bobble jug
Tide Pods
Flings Pop-Up Trash & Recycling Bins


Collaborative Networks & Support

Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network
Regina Dominican Preparing Women for Global Leadership Program

Curriculum/Educational Programs

21st Century Youth Project
Discovery Education Science Techbook
The Henry Ford Innovation 101 digital curriculum



Dyson Hot fan heater
TikTok + LunaTik


Lift’n Buddy
Kobalt 29-Piece Double-Drive Screwdriver Set
Slice Box Cutter


Computing Solutions

Memjet Technologies
Motoroloa WallPlate Access Point
Tabula ABAX


SkyProdigy Computerized Telescope
Logitech Harmony® Link


Recon Instruments MOD Live
ZionEyez Eyez Glasses

Smart Devices

Kindle Fire
iPhone 4s with Siri


Apps/Online Tools

Chicago Traffic Tracker
Ideomed Abriiz
Transclick Mobile Translation Apps


Appcelerator Integrated Mobile Platform
Carbonite Business
ViridiSTOR Green Box Solution

Personal Safety/Security

OnStar First Assist
Rave Mobile Safety Smart911
Webroot® SecureAnywhere™

Social Innovation

CBS EcoMedia
Ygrene Energy Finance


Enhanced Functionality

Corning® Gorilla® Glass
Smart InMold by T-Ink

Safety & Sustainability

BoralPure™ Technology Smog Eating Tile



Citrix® GoToMeeting® with HDFaces™
PGi iMeet
Polycom® RealPresence™ Mobile

Content Display

James Law Cybertechture Mirror
VIZIO Theater 3D™

Mass Media
MLB Network BallPark Cam system


HubSpot All-in-one Inbound Marketing Software
Nielsen Catalina Solutions Single Source + Performance Analytics
The Domino Project
YouTube Space Lab


Oct 2011 – Langson selected as finalist for 2011 Innovative Startup Award

Langson Energy has been selected as a finalist in the Opportunity Green’s OG25 2011 Innovative Startup Awards!

This competition is hosted annually by the premier sustainable business conference Opportunity Green and the competition names twenty-five of the best and brightest sustainable start-ups.

OG25 finalists will be showcased at this year’s Opportunity Green conference, November 10-11 at Los Angeles Center Studios.

Langson Energy will have the opportunity on Friday morning, November 11, to compete in a fast-paced pitch on stage in front an audience of 700+ of the sphere’s most dynamic influencers and enthusiasts for the OG25 2011 Innovative Green Startup Award.

Update November, 2011

Although Langson Energy was not selected as the most innovative 2011 startup, we were honored to be chosen as a finalist for such a prestigious award.

We wish to thank the Opportunity Green organization, their staff and all of the other participants for their hospitality and gracious hosting of the event in Los Angeles.