Waste heat recovery - ORC 100

Maximise your profit with industrial waste heat: ORC 100 makes it possible.

Utilising the waste heat of your plant intelligently and having your investments work profitably after five years – these are the energy supplying prospects of ORC 100. The all-round carefree package of CRYOTEC increases the overall efficacy of the system. ORC 100 is particularly suitable for plants without a heat utilisation concept or with low heat utilisation.  

The standardised container solution ORC 100 module

The Organic Rankine Cycle (abbreviation ORC) is a thermo-dynamic cyclic process which was named after the Scottish thermo-dynamics engineer William Rankine. Rankine had already described the cycle process or ORC thermal engines in the mid - 19th century. ORC systems convert thermal energy into electricity at temperatures and pressures way below the standard values for steam power stations. Organic fluids with a low vaporisation temperature are used as work medium. Principle-wise the process itself is identical to the generation of refrigeration.
The container solution ORC100 as shown includes a power module which operates according to the ORC process. The ORC power module ORC100 is suitable for the developing volume of waste heat of a 1 MWel biogas motor which does not utilise waste heat. This corresponds with a required heat emission of approx. 0.8 MWtherm. 

Advantages of the module ORC 100

The characteristics of the module are as follows:

  • Complete container solutions, including heat introduction and cooling side
  • Utilisation of the process technologies / modules available on the market (particularly the expander)
  • Fully automatic operation
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Optimised to minimal own consumption
  • Short delivery times
  • Remote monitoring optional

Waste Heat Potential Registry Thuringia

The waste heat potential registry Thuringiga has been developed by the ThEGA in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS Hermsdorf), Bio-Energy Consulting Thuringia (BIOBETH) and the EPC Group.

Motivation and target of the waste heat potential registry Thuringia is:

  • Listing of unused existing waste heat potentials in industry and agriculture in Thuringia,
  • Display of the potential waste heat sources and heat sinks,
  • Increase of the transparency for all network members, especially for producers and user of waste heat,
  • Improvement of the market outlets for heat supplies,
  • Increased efficiency,
  • Cost savings for companies (WIN-WIN-situation),
  • Increased attraction to local estates and sites for investors.


Sustainable energy management – the challenge for the future.

The long-term existence of a company on the world market can only be guaranteed by achieving ultimate competitiveness. In order to reach this goal, a permanent process optimization and reduction of the manufacturing costs is vital.

The growth of the world market and the resulting shortage of resources mount in considerable price increases in the energy sector. The operation costs for power and heat are going to rapidly increase. Without counter-measures they will lead to an increase in manufacturing costs.
The primary goal should be the effective usage of energy carriers by involving renewable energy sources.

A first step should be the definition of possible tertiary energy sources. By listing possible measures for energy saving, such as the uncoupling of unused process heat, a potential analysis for Thuringia is going to be compiled.

From this analysis of the potential, recommendations for action are derived and are made accessible to the Thuringian industry. A sustainable energy management supports the economy in the Free State of Thuringia, helps to preserve jobs and protects the environment.