Schmack changes name to quasar energy group

Schmack BioEnergy, a Cleveland-based waste-to-energy company, has changed its name to quasar energy group. "Our systems represent an aggregation of the best available technologies from over 30 European providers," said Mel Kurtz, quasar president. "We have changed our name to more accurately reflect our technological approach and to symbolize the contribution our systems will make to the national energy supply." Quasar designs, builds, owns and operates anaerobic digestion facilities using U.S. components to produce clean renewable energy. The first system to apply the quasar technology is currently under construction in Wooster, Ohio, on the Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center campus. The company's new Web site can be found at