October 21, 2016 – Ener-Core Completes Delivery of its First 2 MW Power Oxidizers to Pacific Ethanol Stockton Biorefinery

Represents Ener-Core’s First Commercial Shipment of its Recently Scaled-Up 2 MW Systems

IRVINE, CA –(Marketwired – October 21, 2016) – Ener-Core, Inc. (OTCQB: ENCR), a developer of innovative gas conversion technologies for global commercial and industrial facilities, has delivered two of its 2 megawatt (MW) sized Power Oxidizers to the Stockton Biorefinery site owned by Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ: PEIX). The shipment is a momentous occasion for Ener-Core, having deployed a commercial scale-up of the power capacity of the Power Oxidizer technology from 250kW to 2 MW over the last 18 months.

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The Power Oxidizers, after delivery and installation with the Dresser-Rand KG2 turbine, are expected to provide up to 3.5 MW of electricity and over 26,000 pounds of steam/hr from the two Power Station units. The Power Stations will provide Pacific Ethanol (PEIX), a leading producer and marketer of low-carbon renewable fuels, with a first-of-its-kind solution that can reduce air pollution by converting by-product low-quality waste gases generated by the Stockton plant’s ethanol production into useful electricity and steam. The Power Stations are intended to significantly reduce the quantity of energy currently purchased by Pacific Ethanol’s Stockton plant and are expected to reduce their energy costs by an estimated $3 to $4 million per year, representing a significant reduction in operating expenses for the plant.

The Ener-Core Power Oxidizer is designed to provide an alternative to a traditional combustion chamber within gas turbines for purposes of power generation. The Power Oxidizer, when coupled with an integrated gas turbine, allows a wide range of industries to utilize previously unusable low-quality gases and certain volatile organic compounds as a low-cost fuel source to generate on-site heat, power and steam. Ener-Core’s delivery is the first step in the commissioning process and Ener-Core’s engineering team will continue to work with the engineering teams from Dresser-Rand toward the installation of these systems at Pacific Ethanol’s Stockton Biorefinery in next few months.

Alain Castro, CEO of Ener-Core, commented: “The enthusiasm within our team runs quite high at the moment, as this is an important milestone for all of us, especially the engineers and staff in our Irvine, California headquarters that have worked so hard on the scale-up of this technology over the last two years. The road to achieving utility-grade scale of our Power Oxidizer represents a significant engineering accomplishment with global repercussions in a growing market segment. We, as a management team, are humbled by everyone’s commitment to this common goal. We look forward to the installation of these systems at Pacific Ethanol’s industrial plant later this year and to building upon this success and expanding our technology and product portfolio in the near future.”

About Pacific Ethanol

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX) is the leading producer and marketer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the Western United States. With the addition of four Midwestern ethanol plants in July 2015, Pacific Ethanol more than doubled the scale of its operations, entered new markets, and expanded its mission to advance its position as an industry leader in the production and marketing of low carbon renewable fuels. Pacific Ethanol owns and operates eight ethanol production facilities, four in the Western states of California, Oregon and Idaho, and four in the Midwestern states of Illinois and Nebraska. The plants have a combined production capacity of 515 million gallons per year, produce over one million tons per year of ethanol co-products such as wet and dry distillers grains, wet and dry corn gluten feed, condensed distillers solubles, corn gluten meal, corn germ, corn oil, distillers yeast and CO2. Pacific Ethanol markets and distributes ethanol and co-products domestically and internationally. Pacific Ethanol’s subsidiary, Kinergy Marketing LLC, markets all ethanol for Pacific Ethanol’s plants as well as for third parties, with over 800 million gallons of ethanol marketed annually based on historical volumes. Pacific Ethanol’s subsidiary, Pacific Ag. Products LLC, markets wet and dry distillers grains. For more information, please visit www.pacificethanol.com.

About Ener-Core

Irvine, California-based Ener-Core, Inc. (OTCQB: ENCR) designs, manufactures and has commercially deployed unique systems that generate base load, clean power from polluting waste gases including methane. Ener-Core’s patented Power Oxidizer turns one of the most potent pollution sources into a profitable, “always on” source of clean energy. Ener-Core’s technology offers an alternative to the flaring (burning) of gaseous pollution while generating operating efficiencies and reducing the costs of compliance with environmental regulations. Ener-Core offers the 250kW Ener-Core EC250 and the larger, 2 MW Ener-Core Powerstation KG2-3GEF/PO. For more information, please visit www.ener-core.com.

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Forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made under the Safe Harbor Provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Information provided by Ener-Core, Inc., such as online or printed documents, publications or information available via its website may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties, assumptions, and other factors, which, if they do not materialize or prove correct, could cause its results to differ materially from historical results, or those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including statements containing the words “planned,” “expects,” “believes,” “strategy,” “opportunity,” “anticipates,” and similar words. These statements may include, among others, plans, strategies, and objectives of management for future operations; any statements regarding proposed new products, services, or developments; any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance; statements of belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. The information contained in this release is as of the date of this press release. Except as otherwise expressly referenced herein or required by law, Ener-Core assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements.

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September 26, 2016 – Ener-Core Receives $1.1 Million From the Dresser-Rand Business

Substantial Progress Achieved on Integration Testing of 2 MW Power Oxidizer System With KG2 Gas Turbine

IRVINE, CA — (Marketwired) — 09/26/16 — Ener-Core, Inc. (OTCQB: ENCR), a developer of innovative gas conversion technologies for global commercial and industrial facilities, and the Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power and Gas Division, have achieved substantial integration of Ener-Core’s 2 megawatt Power Oxidizer with the Dresser-Rand KG2 gas turbine. As a result, the Dresser-Rand business has released its previously agreed $1.1 million escrow payment to Ener-Core.

The integrated product resulting from this effort will enable the Dresser-Rand business, as a licensor of Ener-Core’s technology, to provide customers from a wide range of industries with a first-of-kind solution that can reduce air pollution by enabling industrial sites to convert their low-quality waste gases directly into useful clean power, heat and steam.

The Ener-Core Power Oxidizer replaces traditional combustion chambers within gas turbines, and represents a significant new component within the integrated KG2 gas turbine. The Dresser-Rand business and Ener-Core engineering teams have worked collaboratively on this effort for 18 months and are nearing completion of an extensive testing regime that covers component-specific testing as well as a full integration test.

The Power Oxidizer and all other system components from the KG2 gas turbine have surpassed some of the most challenging integration hurdles. The test system has performed very close to the required system specifications; the engineering teams from both companies have identified a few additional integration tasks that are expected to further improve the overall system performance. These remaining integration tasks are typical within the final testing phase of this sort of technology integration project and the teams expect to implement these remaining improvements before the end of the calendar year.

As a result of this significant progress, the Dresser-Rand business has approved the release of $1.1 million from a joint escrow account to Ener-Core, for the completion of the integration tasks and commissioning of two units later this year at the site of the Dresser-Rand business’ first customer for this technology and integrated product offering.

Paulo Ruiz, Vice President of Commercialization for the Dresser-Rand business, said: “We congratulate our joint engineering teams for the progress made over the last 18 months and are confident that they will implement the system advancements allowing the Dresser-Rand business the ability to bring this innovative technology to market for its clients. We are also energized by the high level of commercial momentum that our global sales teams have achieved with this new product offering, and look forward to begin securing additional sales orders for this innovative solution across a wide range of industries.”

Alain Castro, CEO of Ener-Core, commented: “We would like to take this opportunity to applaud our engineering teams as well as the Dresser-Rand business’ engineering teams in the U.S. and Europe. The scale up of Ener-Core’s technology from 250kW to a 2 MW capacity has gone well, and is a testament to the quality of engineering talent on our team. The integration of our Power Oxidizer technology into a complex engineering product such as a gas turbine has been equally crucial, and is the result of the effective teamwork of a wide range of engineers from both of our companies working as one team across multiple countries over the last 18 months. We look forward to the official Full-Scale Acceptance Test completion expected in October after minor integration tasks to improve the overall performance of the integrated system.”

About Ener-Core
Irvine, California-based Ener-Core, Inc. (OTCQB: ENCR) designs, manufactures and has commercially deployed unique systems that generate base load, clean power from polluting waste gases including methane. Ener-Core’s patented Power Oxidizer turns one of the most potent pollution sources into a profitable, “always on” source of clean energy. Ener-Core’s technology offers an alternative to the flaring (burning) of gaseous pollution while generating operating efficiencies and reducing the costs of compliance with environmental regulations. Ener-Core offers the 250kW Ener-Core EC250 and the larger, 2MW Ener-Core Powerstation KG2-3GEF/PO. For more information, please visitwww.ener-core.com.

About the Dresser-Rand Business
The Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power and Gas (PG), is a leading supplier of mission-critical, high-speed rotating equipment solutions to the worldwide oil, gas, petrochemical, and process industries. As part of the global Siemens family, the Dresser-Rand business offers an equipment portfolio that includes turbo and reciprocating compressors; steam turbines; industrial and aero-derivative gas turbines; high-speed engines; and modular power substations. With the world’s largest installed base, one of the world’s largest technical support and service center networks, and a presence in more than 150 countries worldwide, the Dresser-Rand business delivers local solutions and services on a global scale. For more information, please visit www.dresser-rand.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made under the Safe Harbor Provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Information provided by Ener-Core, Inc., such as online or printed documents, publications or information available via its website may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties, assumptions, and other factors, which, if they do not materialize or prove correct, could cause its results to differ materially from historical results, or those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including statements containing the words “planned,” “expects,” “believes,” “strategy,” “opportunity,” “anticipates,” and similar words. These statements may include, among others, plans, strategies, and objectives of management for future operations; any statements regarding proposed new products, services, or developments; any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance; statements of belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. The information contained in this release is as of the date of this press release. Except as otherwise expressly referenced herein or required by law, Ener-Core assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements.

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Source: Ener-Core, Inc.


September 2, 2016 – Holland-RET speaks at the Inholland World Port Seminar

World Port Seminar

At the first day, of the Rotterdam World Port Days 2016, more than 80 students took part in the World Port Seminar, held at the University of Applied Sciences Inholland in Rotterdam, September 2, 2016.

Holland Renewable Energy Technologies (Holland-RET) was invited – together with Jouke Goslinga, innovation manager of the Port of Rotterdam and Aris Blankespoor, Director of Business Development Innovation & Heat of Uniper Energy – to present the Ener-Core EcoStation as part of the central theme – Sustainability and Reliability of energy for the port of Rotterdam.


September 2, 2016 – Ener-Core Completes Private Placement of $1.25 Million of Convertible Unsecured Notes and Warrants

IRVINE, CA — (Marketwired) — 09/02/16 — Ener-Core, Inc. (OTCQB: ENCR), a leading provider of Power Oxidation technology and equipment that generates clean power from waste and low-quality gases from a wide variety of industries, has closed a private placement of convertible unsecured notes and warrants for aggregate gross proceeds of $1.25 million. The company intends to use these proceeds for working capital and general corporate purposes.

Interest on the convertible unsecured notes is payable monthly in cash on the first business day of each calendar month beginning October 1, 2016 at a rate of 12 percent per annum and the convertible unsecured notes mature on September 1, 2017. Each investor received a warrant with a five-year term to purchase 100 shares of common stock for each $1,000 of principal amount of convertible unsecured notes purchased by such investor at an exercise price of $4.00 per share. The convertible unsecured notes are convertible into common stock at a conversion price of $4.31 per share, subject to adjustment in the event of the conversion of at least 50% of the Company’s issued and outstanding senior secured notes, originally issued in April and May 2015. The convertible unsecured notes will convert automatically if greater than 50% of such senior secured notes convert into equity securities of the Company. Additionally, each investor is entitled to receive additional warrants with a five-year term to purchase shares of common stock on certain dates after the closing of the private placement in the event the Company has not consummated a further equity financing of at least $3.0 million prior to such dates.

As part of the terms of the private placement, the Company also provided each investor certain registration rights with respect to the securities issuable upon conversion of such investor’s convertible unsecured notes and the shares underlying the warrants and additional warrants, if any.

“The Ener-Core technical and sales teams continue to work diligently with our partners in the commercialization of our 2 megawatt system,” said Alain Castro, CEO of Ener-Core. “This tranche of capital from both new and existing investors provides us with key resources in support of our endeavours.”

The securities offered and sold in this private placement were not registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any of the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction.

Further details regarding this private placement can be found in Ener-Core’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 2, 2016.

About Ener-Core, Inc.

Irvine, California-based Ener-Core, Inc. (OTCQB: ENCR) designs, manufactures and has commercially deployed unique systems that generate base load, clean power from polluting waste gases including methane. Ener-Core’s patented Power Oxidizer turns one of the most potent pollution sources into a profitable, “always on” source of clean energy. Ener-Core’s technology offers an alternative to the flaring (burning) of gaseous pollution while generating operating efficiencies and reducing the costs of compliance with environmental regulations. Ener-Core offers the 250kW Ener-Core EC250 and the larger, 2MW Ener-Core Powerstation KG2-3GEF/PO. For more information, please visit www.ener-core.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made under the Safe Harbor Provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Information provided by Ener-Core, Inc., such as online or printed documents, publications or information available via its website may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties, assumptions, and other factors, which, if they do not materialize or prove correct, could cause its results to differ materially from historical results, or those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including statements containing the words “planned,” “expects,” “believes,” “strategy,” “opportunity,” “anticipates,” and similar words. These statements may include, among others, plans, strategies, and objectives of management for future operations; any statements regarding proposed new products, services, or developments; any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance; statements of belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. The information contained in this release is as of the date of this press release. Except as otherwise expressly referenced herein or required by law, Ener-Core assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements.

Media and Investor Relations:
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Source: Ener-Core, Inc.
Released September 2, 2016


July 6, 2016 – Ener-Core Appoints Stephen Markscheid to Board of Directors

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Ener-Core Appoints Stephen Markscheid to Board of Directors

Brings More Than 30 Years of Global Experience in Corporate Finance, Industrials and Clean Tech

IRVINE, Calif.– Ener-Core, Inc. (OTCQB:ENCR), the world’s only provider of Power Oxidation technology and equipment that generates clean power from waste and low-quality gases from a wide variety of industries, appointed Stephen Markscheid to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. This brings the total number of Ener-Core Board members to seven.

Mr. Markscheid is a corporate finance professional who brings to Ener-Core more than 30 years of experience working in the U.S., Asia and Europe, with expertise in a wide range of sectors including clean tech. He currently serves as a partner at Wilton Partners, a Shanghai-based financial advisory firm. He previously worked at GE Capital for eight years, where he led business development activity in China and Asia Pacific. Prior to GE, he worked with the Boston Consulting Group throughout Asia. He was also a commercial banker for 10 years in London, Chicago, New York, Hong Kong and Beijing with Chase Manhattan Bank and First National Bank of Chicago.

Mr. Markscheid serves as an independent director on the boards of Jinko Solar, Inc., the world’s largest solar panel manufacturer; CNinsure, China’s largest independent insurance broker; ChinaCast Education Corporation; and Asian Capital Holdings, Limited. He also serves on the advisory boards of Clean Energy Trust, a Chicago-based non-profit clean tech accelerator, Kearsage Energy, a Boston-based renewable energy developer, and Intelligent Generation, a renewable energy software company. Mr. Markscheid is a trustee of Princeton-in-Asia, a non-profit service organization. He earned an MBA from Columbia University, an MA from Johns Hopkins University and a BA from Princeton University.

Alain Castro, CEO of Ener-Core, said, “Stephen brings a tremendous amount of experience to Ener-Core and we are truly privileged to have him serve on our Board. His sterling track record in helping guide emerging clean tech companies make him a natural choice to help guide Ener-Core through the next phase of its growth, particularly now that we are licensing the manufacturing of our technology to partners. We look forward to him joining our team and contributing to our business through his wealth of knowledge and experience in the months and years ahead.”

Mr. Markscheid said, “I have been following Ener-Core’s business for the last three years and have been particularly impressed with how management executed a strategic conversion from an in-house manufacturer of relatively small 250 kW power systems to much larger and more profitable systems (2 MW). Now, with a new business model in which the sales and the manufacturing are licensed to globally recognized leaders such as Dresser-Rand and Siemens, Ener-Core is poised to benefit from a much faster route to profitability. With my experience as independent director of several US-listed renewable energy firms, I am well aware of what it takes for OEMs of alternative energy technology companies to grow into global leadership positions. I am excited about working with Ener-Core’s management team to continue executing on its business strategy.”

ABOUT ENER-CORE

Irvine, California-based Ener-Core, Inc. (ENCR) designs, manufactures and has commercially deployed unique systems that generate base load, clean power from polluting waste gases including methane. Ener-Core’s patented Power Oxidizer turns one of the most potent pollution sources into a profitable, “always on” source of clean energy. Ener-Core’s technology offers an alternative to the flaring (burning) of gaseous pollution while generating operating efficiencies and reducing the costs of compliance with costly environmental regulations.

Ener-Core offers the 250kW Ener-Core EcoStation EC250 (“EC250”) and the larger counterpart, the 2MW Ener-Core Powerstation KG2-3GEF/PO.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made under the Safe Harbor Provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Information provided by Ener-Core, Inc., such as online or printed documents, publications or information available via its website may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties, assumptions, and other factors, which, if they do not materialize or prove correct, could cause its results to differ materially from historical results, or those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including statements containing the words “planned,” “expects,” “believes,” “strategy,” “opportunity,” “anticipates,” and similar words. These statements may include, among others, plans, strategies, and objectives of management for future operations; any statements regarding proposed new products, services, or developments; any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance; statements of belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. The information contained in this release is as of the date of this press release. Except as otherwise expressly referenced herein, Ener-Core assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements.

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