Aries Clean Energy has relocated its headquarters to Franklin’s Berry Farms, a move undertaken to provide the company additional space.

A release notes the new facility accommodates Aries’ staffing requirements related to the development of gasification projects designed to reduce greenhouse gases, minimize use of landfills and lower waste transportation costs.

The address of the new location is 4037 Rural Plains Circle. The previous address was 3026 Owen Drive in Antioch. The new office is the company’s hub for designing and engineering 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,” Gregory Bafalis, Aries CEO, said in the release. “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 patented downdraft gasification technology that cleanly converts wood waste to synthetic fuel gas for industrial use. In 2015, Aries’ acquisition of assets and patents from MaxWest, a fluidized bed gasification company, opened new markets, including municipal and industrial waste water disposal.

The company has received several statewide and national awards for a plant it designed and built for the city of Lebanon and early this year landed more than $20 million in growth capital.

Originally published in the Nashville Post