Integration with BITZER Group on Plan
ElectraTherm, the leader in distributed waste heat to power, announces the completion of its 50,000 square foot manufacturing plant and R&D test center in Flowery Branch, Georgia. The new building has equipment in place, established flow lines, a commissioned test cell and is ready for full production of ElectraTherm’s Power+ Generators. These developments follow the 2016 acquisition of ElectraTherm by BITZER, the world’s largest independent manufacturer of refrigeration compressors.
To expedite the integration of ElectraTherm into the BITZER US campus and transition its production facility from Reno, Nev., ElectraTherm transitioned engineering and production support to Georgia following the acquisition. With the completion of the new facility, ElectraTherm has production and testing capability in place to continue its commitment towards innovative waste heat to power technology. The new research and development center will provide the engineering team with the most advanced testing and optimization equipment as the company continues to create markets within the growing waste heat to power segment.
ElectraTherm’s Power+ Generator uses Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) technology to capture waste heat and convert it to clean electricity. Hot water is the only fuel consumed by the Power+. The waste heat is used to produce a high-pressure vapor that expands through ElectraTherm’s twin screw power block, spinning an electric generator to produce fuel-free, emission-free power to be consumed on site or exported to the grid. After spinning the expander, the vapor is condensed back into liquid through a liquid loop radiator. The Power+ produces power from an unutilized resource, increases site efficiency and can also reduce site cooling loads.
ElectraTherm’s Power+ Generator™ utilizes waste heat on applications such as internal combustion engines, biomass boilers, flare gas (at oil & gas wells, wastewater treatment plants and landfills), geothermal/co-produced fluids, and more. ElectraTherm’s Power+ fleet exceeds 50 machines in operation in 11 countries and has surpassed 740,000 hours of runtime.
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 www.electratherm.com. To learn more about BITZER and its advanced refrigeration and compression technologies, visit www.bitzer.de/us.