One of Eight Machines Commissioned in 2017 to Date

Reno, Nevada – ElectraTherm, a leader in distributed, waste heat to power generation, shipped a Power+ Generator™ 4400 to Maryland, where it will utilize waste heat to generate emission-free electricity. This is the first application of its kind to cleanly burn chicken manure to generate clean energy, and one of eight Power+ Generators commissioned in 2017 to date. The site will use a combination of waste biomass and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technology to generate clean energy and offset site power loads.

ElectraTherm utilizes Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) and proprietary technologies to generate power from low temperature heat ranging from 170-252°F. At the site, chicken manure is burned to fire a fluidized bed combustion system producing useful thermal heat. The addition of the Power+ allows the site to act as a CHP system, producing both heat and power. The heat fuels the Power+ Generator to generate clean electricity that will offset onsite power consumption at the farm, and excess heat is also used to heat chicken coops.

This machine represents the first of four (three in the UK and one in the US) machines commissioned for BHSL in 2017. In addition, ElectraTherm recently commissioned four more Power+ Generators in the United Kingdom, all on biomass applications.

ElectraTherm’s Power+ Generators utilize waste heat on applications such as internal combustion engines, biomass, flare gas (at oil & gas wells, wastewater treatment plants and landfills) and geothermal/co-produced fluids. ElectraTherm’s Power+ fleet recently surpassed 700,000 hours of runtime. A list of reference sites is currently available on the website.

About ElectraTherm, Inc.

ElectraTherm, Inc. by BITZER Group, focuses on waste heat to power and is headquartered in the USA. ElectraTherm generates fuel-free, emission-free power from low temperature waste heat using the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) and patented technology. For more information on ElectraTherm and its clean energy products, please visit To learn more about BITZER and its advanced refrigeration and compression technologies, visit