Industrial Waste Heat

Process Heat Recovery

Industrial processes generate loads of heat. Over half of this energy, known as waste heat, vented to the atmosphere or dumped into our bodies of water. While some applications are able to harvest this heat for power generation, it has been estimated that over 90% of industrial waste heat in the United States is at too low of a temperature to economically generate power with traditional heat recovery systems.

Enter ElectraTherm. Our next generation, low-temperature waste heat recovery solutions utilize the thermal energy from heat sources as low as 70°C to generate up to 150 kW of emission-free clean energy.

Many industries operate 24/7, which maximizes the amount of power produced and further improves return on investment. Operators looking to take advantage of their excess heat benefit from increased plant efficiency, reduced energy and fuel costs, and reduced emissions.

Untapped Potential

Opportunities for taking advantage of industrial waste heat are everywhere. For facilities that generate their own power or use air compressors, boilers, furnaces, kilns, or other heat generating processes – ElectaTherm’s low temperature waste heat recovery may be an excellent fit.

Take the steel industry for instance. If the global waste heat from steel production were to be converted to clean electricity, over 500 TWh of emission-free power would be produced. The environmental impact – let alone the economic impact – is enormous.

Other typical sectors for industrial waste heat recovery are the metal, paper, glass, ceramic, and chemical industries. If there is access to sufficient hot water then ORC power generation could be within your reach. Click here to see a few of the benefits waste heat to power can offer your business.

If harnessed, the Waste heat from industrial processes in the United States Alone can Provide OVER 10 GIGAWATTS OF CLEAN ELECTRICITY – enough to power over 10 million american homes and save U.S. industries over $3,000,000,ooo annually while creating as many as 160,000 jobs.


Industrial Waste Heat - Air Compression

Installed at a pharmaceutical facility in Virginia is a single Power+ Generator 4400B that has been reliably generating clean power for over 5 years. Utilizing the waste heat from a 500 kW air compressor, the unit runs 24/7 and generates 45 kW, or 390 MWh annually. The electricity generated along with the cooling ability associated with ORC waste heat recovery make for an attractive return on investment.


Industrial Waste Heat - Engines

Four 250 kW engines provide the power for manufacturing at this Czech chemical plant. Two Power+ Generators run parallel with two of the engines, each generating 33 kW. The Power+ Generators also have a cooling affect on the system, further reducing energy costs and emissions.


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