ElectraTherm’s “Green Machine” Technology Unveiled at Launch Ceremony in the Czech Republic
May 20, 2012
Nevada-based company ElectraTherm, in cooperation with their East European distributor GB Consulting, launched their new technology in the Czech Republic on May 16. The launching ceremony, held at a farm in Moravska Trebova, was officially opened by the U.S. Embassy's Commercial Counselor Stuart Schaag and presented ElectraTherm's Green Machine Technology that generates power from waste heat.
ElectraTherm’s Green Machine generates fossil fuel-free, emission-free power from low temperature waste heat. The waste heat is used to heat the anaerobic digestion process, with the help of corn silage and manure, while excess heat not needed is utilized by the Green Machine. The methane produced through anaerobic digestion fuels the engines to run the cycle.
Organic Rankine Cycle and patented twin screw power block are the key units to ElectraTherm’s success. The process starts with hot water entering the Green Machine, where it heats to a pressurized vapor. Once the vapor expands through the twin screw, the electric generator spins. To finish up the cycle, the vapor is condensed back into liquid and the process is repeated.
The first Green Machine commissioned at the biogas plant in Moravska Trebova has been running for more than 1,600 hours since February and has maintained over 95% uptime. The excess heat, which generates approx. 5% more electricity, lowers the customer´s power demands and improves site economics.
The event was hosted by GB Consulting CEO Pavel Gorecky, together with ElectraTherm CEO and President John Fox and Vice-president Robert Emrich. Additionally, many others, including Milos Izak, Mayor of Moravska Trebova, participated in the ceremony.