Waste heat is all around us and comes in many forms, from engine jacket water and heat from industrial processes to thermal oils and flue gases. When you take advantage of waste heat you are utilizing an immense, virtually untapped resource.
With ElectraTherm’s advancements in Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) low-temperature technology, applications of all sizes can now reap the benefits of waste heat recovery, boosting efficiency while slashing energy costs and emissions. Waste heat recovery actively supports your ESG initiatives, see how.
Produce Profitable Power
ElectraTherm’s solutions produce up to 125 kWe of clean electricity from heat sources as low as 70°C, providing a baseload power supply fueled by existing heat and hot water. This means generating power with no additional fuel consumption or emissions. Additionally, by utilizing waste heat you reduce the parasitic cooling load, further increasing efficiency by reducing energy costs / consumption. The ability to produce power while reducing the cooling load allows for the ORC system to act as a combined net-zero cooling and power solution.
The electricity generated can be used to offset energy costs, sold back to the utility, or simply provide additional power. Paired with a 20-year design life and an average payback period of 3-4 years, our systems provide a significant revenue stream for decades.
Our ORC solutions require minimal maintenance and operating costs, maximizing your return on investment. The robust and scalable nature of the product also allows for the system to be modified to take advantage of additional resources in the future.
The U.S. Congress recently passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 which allows for a 26% Federal Tax Investment Credit for waste heat to power, to learn more information click here.
Maximize Energy Efficiency
Over half of the applied energy in power generation and industrial processes is lost as waste heat. By upcycling this waste energy into clean power, you reduce the cooling load and provide additional horsepower to the engine, without affecting your existing processes.
This has the potential to increase energy efficiency by 10% as well as reduce energy costs, improving your bottom line.
In applications suffering from engine derate due to high ambient temperatures, ElectraTherm’s solutions have the ability to reduce the need to scale-down operations due to insufficient cooling, this increase in output can lead to increases in revenue when the amount of power supplied has a direct impact on income potential, such as what is found compression stations.
By using an ORC to take advantage of your excess heat you may qualify for local incentives that promote energy efficiency and sustainable advancements. For a full list of the latest state and federal incentives and rebates visit the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE).
By taking a resource previously dumped into the atmosphere or bodies of water and upcycling it into clean electricity, you reduce emissions while generating emission-free power. The cooling effect ElectraTherm’s system provides also reduces the parasitic cooling load, reducing emissions emitted during the cooling process from radiators. Applications with enough heat could even see the Power+ Generator eliminate the need for one of the site’s radiators.
In biogas applications, flaring is substantially reduced or even eliminated – dramatically decreasing emissions. Read more about it here.
Cooling to Power, Replace Your Radiator
With our integrated generator and radiator, the Active Cooler, the site as well as the system’s cooling needs are both met by our highly efficient cooling to power solution. Now you can take advantage of a net-zero cooling to power solution that pays for itself by reducing the cooling load – therefore energy costs – as well as generating power during times of low utilization.
The Active Cooler is the ideal radiator alternative for those seeking to invest in a cooling solution that presents a positive NPV. Traditional radiators consume power to provide cooling, the Active Cooler consumes heat to provide cooling as well as power. The unique value proposition this presents makes the Active Cooler a one-of-a-kind solution that is the future of high efficiency cooling and sustainability.
Save Energy, Save The Environment
During a time where the global demand for energy is exploding, it is crucial that we not only use more sustainable forms of energy but that we use them as efficiently as possible. Waste heat and other forms of low temperature heat – such as geothermal or boiler heat – provide excellent sources of energy that can be utilized to provide a 24/7 renewable baseload power supply independent of weather conditions.
By utilizing waste heat instead of having it vented to the atmosphere or dumped into our bodies of water, you not only prevent these emissions but reduce your dependency on the (mostly fossil fuel powered) grid. ElectraTherm’s waste heat recovery solutions reduce emissions, generate clean power, increase efficiency and save energy – allowing your company to benefit from a more circular economy and achieve sustainability goals.
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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.
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 dedicate all their energy to the advancement of waste heat recovery technology in the marketplace.
ElectraTherm’s Power+ Generator is a heat to power generator, converting waste heat into clean electricity and usable thermal while offsetting the cooling load. The Active Cooler acts as a cooling to power generator, using the same cycle 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.
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