ElectraTherm’s Green Machine Generates Power from Waste Heat at Biogas Facility in Czech Republic

Originally posted in ElectraTherm on May 3, 2012

Reno, Nevada. – ElectraTherm and its Eastern European Distributor, GB Consulting, will conduct a commissioning ceremony on May 16 at 10 a.m. in Moravska Trebova Brno, Czech Republic to celebrate the first ElectraTherm Green Machine on a biogas site in the country. The event participants will include dignitaries from the US Embassy, ElectraTherm’s Chief Executive Officer and high-level representatives from the Czech government and Brno community.

ElectraTherm’s Green Machine generates fuel-free, emission free power from low temperature waste heat. In the Czech Republic, GB Consultingcommissioned the machine at a biogas plant to generate additional power and increase energy efficiency on site. This is the first time Organic Rankine Cycle technology has been used in the country to generate power from waste heat at a small-scale biogas facility.

The Green Machine was added to an existing biogas power facility producing 900kWe. The two MWM internal combustion engines are equipped with an exhaust gas heat exchanger designed to combine both the heat available in the exhaust and the heat available in the jacket water into a single heat stream. The waste heat from the engines is used to heat the anaerobic digestion process, and excess heat not needed to sustain the anaerobic digestion process is utilized by the Green Machine to produce fossil-fuel free electricity 24/7.

The addition of the Green Machine uses excess heat to generate approximately 5% more electricity and reduces the electricity needed to reject this excess heat through radiator fans. This lowers the customer’s onsite power demands and improves site economics.

“Biogas stations were the Czech Republic’s fastest growing renewable energy source in 2011,” said John Fox, CEO of ElectraTherm.

“With an overall capacity for approx. 500 biogas power plants nationwide, ElectraTherm sees a great opportunity with GB Consulting to help meet renewable energy goals in this country.”

For more information on the commissioning ceremony and to receive media credentials, please contact GB Consulting at +420 731 604962 or visit their website at www.gbconsulting.cz.

About ElectraTherm, Inc.
ElectraTherm, Inc. is a renewable energy company headquartered in Reno, Nevada. ElectraTherm’s product, the
Green Machine, generates fuel-free, emission-free power from low temperature waste heat using the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) and patented technology. Our machines are modular, robust power generators with an attractive payback. For more information on ElectraTherm and its clean energy products, please visit www.electratherm.com