Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Science & Technology: Application of Organic Rankine Cycle Technology is Building

The organic rankine cycle revolution (Decentralized Energy)

A quiet revolution is taking place in converting exhaust heat from power-generating engines into 10% additional power using Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) technology.

The Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) uses heat to produce electricity and is the best solution when the temperature of the heat source is relatively low, or where the size of the application is too small for a steam power plant to be the most efficient solution. Large ORC plants have been operating on geothermal heat sources or multi-MW biomass combustion plants for many years.

This technology is supplied by publicly listed companies such as Ormat and Turboden, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi. In addition, the ORC technology is establishing itself as a well-proven application in small, decentralized power plants.

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