Untapped waste heat
All power plants produce waste heat from their power generation equipment. The equipment is typically cooled with water or air and the heat is pumped out of the facility. More than 50% of energy in the world is wasted as this heat, with a majority at relatively low temperature in the range of 70-120°C.
Climeon has focused on taking that low temperature waste heat and turning it into clean electricity. By utilizing the Climeon Heat Power system, the cost for cooling is decreased and additional clean energy is generated. This results in less fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Large potential savings
In the production of energy, auxiliary power plant equipment can consume 3 to 4% of the produced energy. This energy is consumed at market price which, for a typical 120 MW power plant, could equal a cost of 2,5 M€ per year.
By reusing waste heat, the total amount of produced electricity would be sufficient to cover all auxiliary consumption, resulting in substantial savings.
Increase genset efficiency by lowering fuel cost and reducing the amount of CO₂ emitted
Short payback time
High ROI and low payback time is enabled by the world’s most efficient low temperature system
Plug and play design allows for fast and easy integration with plants' existing systems with limited disruption.
Climeon - WWF Climate Solver
Every year the World Wildlife fund, WWF, announces Climate Solvers in order to encourage and recognize climate innovations. Climeon was chosen as a Climate Solver due to its Heat Power technology that can dramatically reduce the CO2 emissions and increase the energy efficiency around the globe. Climeon's technology could save over 21.6 million tons of CO2 emissions annually.
The Heat Power process
The process is simple.
The Climeon Heat Power system utilizes the temperature difference between hot and cold water (or the heat exchange of gas or steam with hot water) to generate clean electricity. This results in less carbon emissions, improved efficiency and overall reduced environmental impact of the power plant.
Efficient, economical, profitable
The Climeon system combines high efficiency conversion of heat to electricity with a low cost, providing significant savings in fuel and electricity costs.
The proprietary technology operates at a lower pressure than traditional heat power solutions utilizing an Organic Rankine Cycle, ORC. The decrease in pressure allows our units to be smaller while still having double the efficiency of traditional ORC.
Climeon's ability to utilize low temperatures (70-120°C) with 50% higher efficiencies than other solutions makes it the global leader of low temp heat conversion technology.
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Flexible and scalable design
The system's low pressure levels allow for a compact and modular design, making it easily scalable from a single 150kW module, to 50 modules resulting in 7.5MW. The modular design ensures optimal efficiency, even at partial load. Modules are automatically powered on, or off, to match thermal power, whenever there are fluctuations in the heat source. Modules can be installed indoors or outdoors. The Climeon system can be connected to any heat source, and comes as a complete product. It consists of only three moving parts per module: a turbine and two pumps.
The Climeon control system, Climeon Live, is a state of the art, customizable PLC. Each Climeon module is outfitted with multiple sensors. Climeon takes this data and optimizes performance in real time, to ensure maximum energy generation. Climeon Live identifies potential faults before they arise, minimizing the risk of unplanned downtime. Climeon Live's API can also be integrated into external control systems, offering a valuable PR-message with emission-savings and clean electricity production output. Climeon live can also store data directly to the cloud for reverence and allow for remote control and monitoring.
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