Echogen Power Systems, a provider of power generation technology for waste heat recovery, says its EPS100 heat engine system is now available for industrial customers.
The EPS100 uses a supercritical CO2 working fluid to convert waste heat into power more efficiently than existing organic Rankine cycle (ORC) technologies, without using additional fuel, says Echogen Power.
Since the technology recaptures heat that was previously released into the atmosphere, the cost per unit of electricity decreases. Echogen says the heat engine can outperform steam and does not require water to operate.
Dresser-Rand, a supplier of technology platforms in distributed power generation, introduced Echogen’s new 8 MW EPS100 waste heat recovery unit at its manufacturing and testing facility in Olean, NY, this fall.
The company intends to introduce roll out its product with a core group of key early adopter partners in a variety of heavy industries including oil & gas, chemical processing, iron, steel and glass. Each of these industries experience tremendous energy losses in the form of waste heat.
Echogen also wants to explore opportunities to work with clients interested in pairing the unit to a gas turbine to realize the power of an sCO2 combined cycle gas turbine.