There are 3 critical factors that make a successful heat to power project:

Heat

The quantity of heat available will determine the amount of power that can be generated from the heat source. For information on assessing a heat source, visit the How a site comes together page

Up-time

The more hours the heat source operates per year, the better for heat to power projects. There are 8,760 hours in a year and ideally the heat source runs for greater than 7,000 of them

Value of electricity

The Clean Cycle can deliver value in a variety of ways including reduced electrical load, carbon offsets, and increased operational efficiency. Typically, the most prominent benefit that the Clean Cycle brings is in the value of each kilowatt of electricity it produces.


Example applications that have delivered numerous successful installations include the following:

 
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Liquid fuel engines

Clean Cycle generators can pair with single or multiple engines to substantially increase the overall fuel efficiency of generator installation. On a typical high speed diesel Engine, one Clean Cycle generator will offset 150,000 liters of fuel per year. Regardless of the fuel type - including diesel, fuel oils, LNG, etc. - the engine produces heat that the Clean Cycle can convert into electricity.

 
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Gas engines

The Clean Cycle can add valuable additional electrical output from the waste heat of biogas engines, which often qualify for lucrative feed-in-tariffs. The Clean Cycle has demonstrated success on landfill gas engines, biogas engines, waste water treatment plants.

 
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Biomass boilers

Boilers and other combustion systems using forms of biomass have been used for many years to dispose of waste or industrial by-products, such as farm and sawmill clippings, refuse, and even forms of biogas. The combustion process can be used to heat water that can be delivered to the Clean Cycle unit to turn the waste into valuable electricity.

 
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Compression stations

Compression stations used throughout the world transmit gas and oil from one destination to another and produce heat in the process. Both turbine compressors and engine compressors are suitable heat to power candidates and the electricity produced can be used directly on-site.

 
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Turbines

Turbines that generate electricity or are used for compression create a substantial amount of heat in their exhaust. Small scale microturbines can also be utilized in series to extract enough heat for generating electricity.

 
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Other process heat

Any industrial facility where biomass is involved, whether it's a cement manufacturing facility, flare, engine, flue, etc.