How it works
Climeon’s Organic Rankine Cycle Technology
More than 50% of the world's energy consumption is lost as low-temperature heat. Industries such as steel, ceramics, cement, glass and shipping generate a large amount of heat that is simply wasted. Lower 48 Energy captures this waste heat and utilising Climeon’s technology we convert this to electricity. This is achieved by exploiting the temperature difference between hot and cold water (or heat exchange of gas or steam with hot water), the Climeon Heat Power system converts waste heat into clean electricity. The system operates at low-pressure levels in comparison to traditional heat power solutions.
The Climeon Heat Power units are designed to take maximum advantage of low-temperature heat, from geothermal or industrial waste heat sources. The low pressure at which the unit operates enables all components and fittings to be small, resulting in a more compact design and lower cost. The low pressure requires less energy needed for pumping resulting in a higher net power output. Climeon have also developed automated software that enables remote monitoring and adjustment by Lower 48 Energy engineers ensuring the system remains at its most efficient.
Flexible and Scalable Design
The system's low-pressure levels allows a compact and modular design, making it easily scalable from smaller installations for space-limited areas such as machine rooms, up to several MW systems for larger installations. The modularity allows for the Climeon system to scale with demand and availability. This allows for simple pilot projects that can easily be expanded to fully utilize all available heat.
Below are examples of some of the benefits of EaaS that are enjoyed by industrial and maritime customers:
Improved CO2 balance sheet
No locked-up capital
Lower 48 Energy is responsible for feasibility, integration and performance
Maintenance adapted to owners preference
Asset owner buys the produced electricity at a lower rate than buying via grid supply
Maritime clients additionally have these benefits:
Decreased fuel costs
Access to a faster implementation of fuel saving equipment via EaaS
The ability to deploy Climeon generators across a larger part of the fleet without capital commitments typically demanded under the direct sale model.