In many power plants, heat generated by combustion processes is not used entirely or even lost completely. This waste heat can be used with an ORC system (Organic Rankine Cycle) to generate clean electricity. Thus you not only save CO2, but also improve the profitability of your power plant significantly.
Engine power plants / gensets
Landfill gas plants
Mine gas plants
Combined heat and power plants (CHPs) for seasonal optimization
Unutilized heat from combustion processes of power plants such as gensets
Transfer of unused heat from exhaust gas into ORC module
Modular ORC system
Generation of clean power from waste heat at low cost
Cheap, clean and CO2-neutral for grid feed-in or onsite-consumption
Power plants usually use combustion processes to generate power. These combustion processes require fossil fuels like gas, diesel or HFO or renewable fuels like biogas or biomass. In many cases the heat generated as a by-product is only partially used or even lost entirely in exhaust gas of the power plant.
With an ORC system you can avoid that loss: The Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC process) recovers waste heat from exhaust gases and uses it to generate clean electricity. Your benefit is a significant efficiency improvement of your asset. As result, you increase the return from your asset but also significantly reduce your CO2 emissions through a more efficient fuel consumption.
The implementation is quite simple: An exhaust gas heat exchanger transfers the heat from hot exhaust gases into the ORC system. Then the system generates additional clean electricity based on the excess heat. The electricity produced by the ORC system can be fed in to the public grid or be used onsite.
There is high potential for engine power plants such as biogas, landfill gas, mine gas or other stationary engine power plants for electricity production (gensets). As a rule of thumb, a 1 MW biogas plant already generates enough heat to run an ORC system in a commercially attractive way.
There are also attractive use cases for combined heat and power plants (CHP), which cannot utilize the full thermal potential due to seasonal demand changes or dimensioning. Turbine-based power plants (gas and steam) such as gas power plants, waste incineration or biomass plants also offer attractive use cases for their heat overcapacity. The yielded higher efficiency of a power plant such as landfill gas, mine gas or biogas using ORC is good for the environment and therefore included in several subsidy schemes of European countries.
From single engine plant to large-scale power generation, our modular approach with different sizes guarantees easy dimensioning and application for all plant sizes.
The robust design of our ORC systems allows outside installation in every climate zone worldwide.
Plug-and-play approach and high standardization allows fast design, dimensioning, and installation of your ORC system.
We offer a complete carefree package so you can use your waste heat while focussing on your core business: From heat check and concept development to operation and maintenance, we take care of everything.
Concept development and engineering
Joint development of public funding concepts
Energy efficiency consulting
Installation and commissioning
Operation and maintenance
Optionally, we offer ORC systems as turnkey solution without financing.
You want to benefit from your waste heat and produce clean electricity at low cost? Our ORC specialists are here to support you and analyse your individual waste heat potential – free of charge.