Flowery Branch, Georgia – ElectraTherm, a leader in small-scale waste heat to power (WHP) generation, surpassed one million hours of cumulative fleet runtime. ElectraTherm’s power generation fleet spans the globe with Power+ Generators in 10 countries focused on creating clean energy from a variety of low temperature heat streams. Applications range from internal combustion engine cooling, to combined heat and power systems, micro geothermal, biomass, and more.
ElectraTherm utilizes ORC and proprietary technologies to generate power from low temperature heat streams. Hot water is the fuel that drives an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) to create renewable energy that is fuel free and emission free. Last fall, ElectraTherm completed its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant and test cell at BITZER US headquarters. The plant boasts 50,000 square feet of the most advanced testing and manufacturing equipment to build, test and continue to develop ORC systems.
ElectraTherm’s years of experience and continued focus on advancing WHP technology are further demonstrated with a $1.8 million US Department of Energy cooperation agreement to advance the combined heat and power market. Development of increased input temperatures to the ORC and also increased condensing temperatures will provide beneficial use of the thermal from the ORC after power production. As a result, the Power+ Generator will provide two value streams on CHP applications: kW’s from waste heat and useful thermal energy for building thermal demands. Other recent milestones include a second micro-geothermal installation at a hot spring in Japan, 10 new applications in the United Kingdom on biomass applications, and the recent partnership with the Navy for a shipboard waste heat to power demonstration on a small turbine at the US Naval Academy.
“ElectraTherm continues to push on the growing waste heat to power market globally and our proven fleet experience is what sets us apart from others in this space. We are averaging approximately a year of runtime hours every several weeks and exceeding one million hours for our entire fleet will be in the coming months. We are very proud to be part of the global BITZER network and are really focusing on how to expand market acceptance for WHP. It’s an exciting time for ORC technology and small-scale waste heat to power generation.”
– John Fox, (Former) Managing Director @ ElectraTherm
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ElectraTherm by BITZER Group provides world-class waste heat recovery solutions by utilizing the Organic Rankine Cycle along with proprietary technologies to convert low-temperature heat into clean power. ElectraTherm’s simple and effective solutions generate clean electricity, boost efficiency, reduce energy costs, and decrease emissions – with no additional fuel consumption. Having shipped over 100 ORC units to over 13 countries clocking over 2,000,000 hours of operations, ElectraTherm is a global leader in small-scale waste heat recovery.
The combined advantage of ElectraTherm’s engineering along with the value of being supported by BITZER, the world’s largest independent manufacturer of refrigeration compressors which boasts close to 3,500 global employees and average annual sales approaching $1 billion, allows the ElectraTherm team to continue developing industry-leading ORC technology that is good for both business and the planet.
ElectraTherm’s Power+ Generator is a heat to power solution, converting waste heat into clean electricity and usable thermal. The Active Cooler serves as a net-zero cooling to power solution, using the same ORC process to provide self-powered cooling while generating electricity. Both of ElectraTherm’s solutions reduce emissions and energy costs while providing a baseload power / cooling supply. Taking advantage of waste heat is not only profitable, but practical. Allowing companies to benefit from a more circular economy while achieving sustainability goals.