DOD Tests & Verifies Waste Heat to Power Generator

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US Department of Defense Report Highlights Waste Heat to Power Demonstration Project

“Our investigation shows a total fuel economy improvement approaching 10% at prime unlimited load conditions including ORC power production and the offset of cooling parasitics from the engine’s OEM radiator.” –Eric Ringler, Southern Research

Bay City, Texas – Gulf Coast Green Energy is proud to announce that our manufacturer ElectraTherm, a leader in distributed, waste heat to power generation, announced last week that Southern Research (SR) has released the final report findings from its first fully-integrated stationary engine and waste heat to power generator. The testing began at ElectraTherm in Reno, Nevada in June 2015. ElectraTherm’s Power+ Generator™ was integrated with a Cummins KTA-50 1.1 megawatt engine for increased engine efficiency and engine cooling benefits, while replacing the engine’s radiator entirely._G1C1238

The SR report identified ElectraTherm’s technology as an effective, proven and easily repeatable technology. “For this demonstration, Southern Research identified the ElectraTherm ORC as a well-designed and supported, cost effective, and appropriate ORC technology with a wide range of applications within the DoD.” The report is available online here.

ElectraTherm utilizes Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) and proprietary technologies to generate power from low temperature heat ranging from 170-252°F. With the typical engine running at approximately 35% efficiency, there is considerable waste heat between the jacket water and the exhaust. By replacing the radiator for the engine and capturing the exhaust energy, ORC technology benefits include up to 10% increased efficiency and reduced cooling loads, and as high as 16% fuel economy increase at certain engine operating conditions. The elimination of radiator capital costs alone offsets up to 20% of the entire ORC project costs, delivering a payback of three years or less for diesel or heavy fuel oil-fired gensets. Watch a video on how it works here.

ElectraTherm, Cummins Rocky Mountain and the Mobile Utilities Support Equipment (MUSE), a branch of the U.S. Navy, commissioned the unit at ElectraTherm’s headquarters in Reno, Nevada, where the machine went through extensive testing, optimization and verification of performance by Southern Research. The unit was later moved to Pt. Hueneme, California for additional testing and measurements and then on to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

“The integrated engine and Power+ Generator were extensively tested to quantify performance under varying load conditions,” said Eric Ringler, Southern Research. “Our investigation shows a total fuel economy improvement approaching 10% at prime unlimited load conditions including ORC power production and the offset of cooling parasitics from the engine’s OEM radiator.”

“We were very pleased with the Power+ Generator’s performance in this joint demonstration project with the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program,” said Juan Aragon from the Navy’s MUSE group. “Fuel costs and the transportation of that fuel are critical within the DoD and a 10% decrease in fuel usage cannot be understated. We were especially pleased with the simple installation and operation of the Power+.”

ElectraTherm’s fleet of more than 50 Power+ Generators has accrued more than 600,000 hours of runtime to date. A list of reference sites is available on the website.

About ElectraTherm, Inc.

ElectraTherm, Inc. is a renewable energy company headquartered in Reno, Nevada. ElectraTherm’s product, the Power+ Generator™, 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 return on investment. For more information on ElectraTherm and its clean energy products, please visit www.electratherm.com.

About Gulf Coast Green Energy

Gulf Coast Green Energy specializes in selling and installing waste heat-to-power energy efficiency technologies for oil and gas, geothermal, industrial internal combustion engines, and industrial solar thermal applications.  GCGE is the first ElectraTherm distributor and helped pioneer the development of several economically and environmentally sound solutions for the Power+ Generator including the flare-to-power solution for the O&G, waste water treatment facilities and landfills. Visit www.gulfcoastgreenenergy.com.

GCGE Flare Solution Recognized in Hess Corp. Annual Report

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Gulf Coast Green Energy Flare Solution Recognized in Hess Corp. Annual Report

For Immediate Release: July 18, 2016

Bay City, TexasGCGE’s flare reduction solution was successfully demonstrated on a Hess Corp. well pad in North Dakota in late 2015. The project was highlighted in the Hess Corp. Annual Report which was recently made public. GCGE CEO, Loy Sneary said that he is extremely proud of the successful pilot project because it not only puts gas to a beneficial use that would otherwise be flared to the atmosphere, but it also dramatically reduces emissions. “GCGE and ElectraTherm have a great solutions based Team which developed this solution. It has huge potential for the O&G industry as well as other industry’s which flares gas”, said Sneary. “We would not have been able to demonstrate the solution without Hess and the assistance of HARC and EFD.”

The report states: “To further help reduce (Hess) flaring emissions, the Environmentally Friendly Drilling (EFD) program, Gulf Coast Green Energy and ElectraTherm partnered with Hess to test the ElectraTherm Power+ Generator™, a leading distributed waste-heat-to-power technology, at a Hess North Dakota well site. The pilot project captures the natural gas to generate electricity and reduces or eliminates onsite flaring. ElectraTherm’s Power+ Generator™ captures the waste heat and provides clean methane utilization without capital-intensive gas cleanup. At the well site, natural gas that would otherwise be flared is instead used to fuel a low-emission industrial boiler. The boiler heats water to run the Power+ Generator™ and produces clean energy that is used for onsite processes, offsetting the cost of electricity from the grid. The pilot system operated with an estimated on-stream reliability of greater than 98 percent and showed average estimated reductions in carbon monoxide of 98 percent, nitrogen oxides of 48 percent and VOCs of 93 percent, compared to flaring.”

Hess-Sustainability-Report-2015Click here to view the full Hess Corporation 2015 Sustainability Report.

For More Information, Contact:
Loy Sneary, 979.24.3512 loy.gcge@gmail.com

Flare Emissions Dramatically Reduced

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Flare Elimination HARC GCGE EFDNovember 4, 2015

For More Information, Contact:
Rich Haut: rhaut@harcresearch.org, 281.364.6053
Loy Sneary: loy@gcgenergy.com, 979.240.3512

 

Flare Emissions Dramatically Reduced

Oil & Gas Project Creates Beneficial Use for Flare Gas

To help reduce the amount of flared gas and emissions from flaring in the oil fields, The Environmentally Friendly Drilling Program, managed by the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC), teamed up with Gulf Coast Green Energy, ElectraTherm, Inc., and the Hess Corporation to test the ElectraTherm Power+ Generator™, at a Hess oil well in North Dakota. The project captures natural gas that would otherwise be flared to generate low emission electricity and reduce or eliminate onsite flaring by using the Power+ Generator™.

The State of North Dakota Department of Health, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) have recently begun to regulate open flaring of raw gas (untreated) and fuel gas (treated).  The Texas A&M Institute of Renewal Natural Resources (IRNR) conducted research and collected data from the Hess test site in the Bakken Shale Play in North Dakota during September, 2015. The data was part of an emissions research study for comparing emissions from the Power+ Generator’s (Power+) boiler to the emissions from open flaring.

According to the report, “It is important to note that the emissions from the Power+ Generator system’s boiler are lower (comparatively less harmful to the environment) and would provide the added utility of power generated for use from the raw gas or fuel gas which would otherwise be wasted.” The report includes this Table to show the emissions reductions by the Power+ Generator.

 CO avg %  89.1
 NOx avg %  48.1
 VOC avg %  92.8

Table 8. Percent Reduction in Emissions

In conclusion, the Report states that “The real benefit is the power generated by raw gas or fuel gas which would otherwise be wasted by open flaring.  Furthermore, this new technology would meet the goals of the US EPA and North Dakota.”

 

Emissions Study on Open FlaringClick here to view the full report prepared by Texas A&M/Institute of Renewable Natural Resources under HARC/EFD.

A short video on the project is available at https://youtu.be/_srTTY0J_E8.

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About The Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems

The Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems Program managed by HARC, provides unbiased science to address environmental aspects associated with petroleum drilling and production operations. The objective is to identify, develop, and transfer critical, cost effective technologies, from site selection through gas compression, in order to provide policy makers and industry with the ability to develop reserves in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. For more information, visit www.efdsystems.org.

About The Houston Advanced Research Center

A nonprofit organization based in The Woodlands, Texas, HARC is a research hub providing independent analysis on energy, air, and water issues to people seeking scientific answers. HARC is focused on building a sustainable future that helps people thrive and nature flourish. For more information, visit www.HARCresearch.org.

About Gulf Coast Green Energy

Gulf Coast Green Energy specializes in selling and installing waste heat-to-power energy efficiency technologies for oil and gas, geothermal, industrial internal combustion engines, and industrial solar thermal applications.  GCGE is the first ElectraTherm distributor and helped pioneer the development of several economically and environmentally sound solutions for the Power+ Generator including the flare-to-power solution for the O&G, waste water treatment facilities and landfills.

Visit www.gulfcoastgreenenergy.com.

Additional Contacts

ElectraTherm: 775.398.4680, info@electratherm.com

Dakota O&G Project has Implications for Reducing Flare Gas

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Flare Elimination HARC GCGE EFD

September 17, 2015

North Dakota Oil & Gas Project has Global Implications for Reducing Flare Gas
ORC Technology Utilizes Flare Gas to Generate Emission-Free Electricity

For More Information, Contact:
Rich Haut, PhD: rhaut@harcresearch.org, 281.364.6053
Loy Sneary: loy@gcgenergy.com, 979.240.3512

To help reduce flaring emissions, Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems (EFD), Gulf Coast Green Energy, and ElectraTherm, partnered with the HESS Corporation to test the ElectraTherm Power+ Generator™, a leading distributed waste-heat-to-power technology, at a North Dakota oil well to reduce oil and gas flaring. The project captures the natural gas that would otherwise be flared to generate emission-free electricity and reduce or eliminate onsite flaring by using the Power+ Generator™. Additionally, it successfully demonstrates an effective means of flare reduction, and changes the landscape for industries where flaring was previously believed to be the only solution.

Funding for the project was provided to Gulf Coast Green Energy, distributor for the ElectraTherm Power+ Generator, by the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) program and the Houston Advanced Research Center’s (HARC) Environmentally Friendly Drilling Program. The goal of the project is to demonstrate the Power+ Generator as a solution to reducing flared gas. A short video on the project is available at https://youtu.be/_srTTY0J_E8.

North Dakota state regulations require that oil and gas companies significantly reduce the amount of natural gas that is burned in flares over the next several years or face steep penalties and potential curtailment of oil production for wells that do not meet the reductions. ElectraTherm’s Power+ Generator captures the waste heat and provides clean methane utilization without capital intensive gas clean-up, engine or micro turbine capital costs, and heavy maintenance associated.

Texas A&M University’s Agrilife Research Institute of Renewable Natural Resources is conducting emission monitoring and comparing emissions from direct flaring verses the Power+ solution. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and North Dakota Department of Health Division of Air Quality (NDDOH Air Quality) approved methods are being used during a two-day monitoring event at the site.  The results are forthcoming and it is believed that the Power+ solution will dramatically reduce emissions and provide a beneficial alternative to flaring for the O&G industry.

The Power+ Generator applies Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) and proprietary technologies to generate power from low temperature heat ranging from 170-252°F. At the oil well, natural gas that would otherwise be flared is instead used to fuel a low emission industrial boiler. The boiler heats water to run the Power+ Generator, and produces clean energy (as low as 9 ppm NOx) that is used for onsite processes, offsetting the cost of electricity from the grid or expensive diesel generators.

Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems (EFD) is encouraged about the preliminary results of the demonstration.  According to Dr. Rich Haut, Director of EFD, “Projects like this allow us to evaluate new technologies for the O&G industry and to find science based solutions to industry challenges which is our primary mission.”

“The emissions profile of the site is greatly improved, the power is consumed on site and the equipment is easy to install with very little maintenance,” said Loy Sneary, CEO, Gulf Coast Green Energy and Project Manager. “We are also appreciative of HARC and the EFD for selecting GCGE for this trial for without their support it would not have been possible” Sneary continued.

Gulf Coast Green Energy has been a distributor of ElectraTherm’s technology for over 8 years, helping to pioneer the use of waste heat-to-power technology in the oil and gas industry, geothermal, industrial internal combustion engines, and solar thermal applications as well as in flared gas from oil and gas wells and waste water treatment facilities, landfills, and processed water.

ElectraTherm’s Power+ Generators utilize waste heat on applications such as internal combustion engines, biomass and geothermal/co-produced fluids. ElectraTherm’s Power+ fleet of more than 50 global installations has accrued greater than 425,000 hours of runtime to date.

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Watch the Webinar hosted by EFD to highlight the success of this flare reduction project:


About The Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems

The Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems Program managed by HARC, provides unbiased science to address environmental aspects associated with petroleum drilling and production operations. The objective is to identify, develop, and transfer critical, cost effective technologies, from site selection through gas compression, in order to provide policy makers and industry with the ability to develop reserves in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. For more information, visit www.efdsystems.org.

About The Houston Advanced Research Center

A nonprofit organization based in The Woodlands, Texas, HARC is a research hub providing independent analysis on energy, air, and water issues to people seeking scientific answers. HARC is focused on building a sustainable future that helps people thrive and nature flourish. For more information, visit www.HARCresearch.org.

About Gulf Coast Green Energy

Gulf Coast Green Energy specializes in selling and installing waste heat-to-power energy efficiency technologies for oil and gas, geothermal, industrial internal combustion engines, and industrial solar thermal applications.  GCGE is the first ElectraTherm distributor and helped pioneer the development of several economically and environmentally sound solutions for the Power+ Generator including the flare-to-power solution for the O&G, waste water treatment facilities and landfills.

Visit www.gulfcoastgreenenergy.com

 

Additional Contacts

ElectraTherm: 775.398.4680, info@electratherm.com

The ElectraTherm Green Machine enters Canada’s Natural Gas Compression Market

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Waste heat from a 1400 Horsepower Waukesha 7042 Reciprocating Engine Provides Distributed Generation and Offsets Local Electric Loads

 

Cessford, Alberta, Canada. ConocoPhillips has installed two ElectraTherm Organic Rankin Cycle (ORC), Green Machine waste heat-to-power generators at their Cessford gas compression station. The two Green Machine 4400s, produce electrical output up to 65kWe each and run in parallel off the waste heat from a Waukesha 7042 natural gas engine. The waste heat generates approximately 90kWe gross of fuel-free, emission free electricity at the site. The Green Machines were installed in the first quarter of 2014 and have each exceeded 2,000 hours of run time to date. They are remotely monitored from ElectraTherm’s headquarters in Reno, NV 1,200 miles away. These Green Machines are the first commercial ORC units to receive a Canadian Registration Number (CRN) and be approved by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) for Canadian deployments.

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Installation of ElectraTherm Organic Rankin Cycle at Cessford gas compression station.

Exhaust heat from the natural gas engine is converted to hot water and added to the jacket water heat through an engine glycol cooling loop combined with an Aprovis exhaust gas heat exchanger. The waste heat enters each Green Machine at 230°F (110°C) and 180 GPM (11 l/s), where it’s converted into usable on-site power. This specific site was retrofitted into an existing compressor using an engine driven radiator/gas cooling system.

Future deployments of the ORC system will be configured to replace the existing radiator/gas cooling system with the Green Machine and its dedicated electrical cooling system. This frees up engine horsepower for added compression and provides power for local loads while eliminating the CapX of a conventional engine radiator. “The ORC system simply becomes a power producing radiator with a payback”, said Loy Sneary, CEO of Gulf Coast Green Energy, the first distributor of the Green Machine. “We have been working with several O&G companies that are considering installing Green Machines for energy efficiency and optimization. Now that CP has contracted with ElectraTherm to install these units we believe other O&G companies will do the same”.

The ElectraTherm Green Machine generates fuel-free, emission-free power from low temperature waste heat on applications including internal combustion engines, biomass, geothermal/co-produced fluids and solar thermal. The ElectraTherm Green Machine fleet has accrued more than 220,000 hours (25 years+) of runtime to date. A list of reference sites is currently available on the website.

About Gulf Coast Green Energy: GCGE is a leader in small-scale, distributed power generation from waste heat and is the first and oldest distributor for the ElectraTherm Green Machine, please visit us at www.gulfcoastgreenenergy.com.

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 ORC and patented technology. The Green Machines are modular, robust power generators with an attractive return on investment. For more information on ElectraTherm and its clean energy products, please visit www.electratherm.com.

Carribean Waste Heat to Power Alliance

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GCGE Announces new Caribbean Alliance

 Bay City, Texas-Gulf Coast Green Energy (GCGE), leader in waste heat to power (WHP) generation, announces that it has teamed up with Island Services Group, LLC (ISG). ISG is a Virgin Islands and Caribbean resource firm whose focus is to provide quality products and services to commercial, municipal, industrial and utility clients and users.  “We are pleased that ISG has agreed to represent GCGE in the Caribbean. Kimberly McCollum, ISG founder, is not only a talented electrical engineer, with a wealth of experience in the electrical and energy efficiency industry, she is well known throughout the Islands as a resourceful professional with great integrity” said Loy Sneary, GCGE President/CEO. “While touring potential sites in the V.I. for our WHP generators with Kimberly, it was immediately obvious that she has gained tremendous respect from business, industry, government, and civic organizations. She shares our values of honesty, integrity, and confidence, and we are fortunate to be Teamed up with her.”

 ISG recently announced that they now offer electrical contractor services. “This is a real benefit to GCGE because we will also be able to team up with ISG for the installations of our waste heat to power generators”, said Sneary. ISG has also recently gained VIenergize Services Network (VISN) certification. VISN is an emerging network of energy professionals and includes licensed engineers, architects, contractors and financiers who possess the skills and ethics necessary to implement quality cost-effective energy and water projects in the territory. “To be included in VISN is an honor because it means ISG meets the standards set by The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority’s certification process,” said Kimberly McCollum, ISG founder. “The value of VISN for consumers is that they are now empowered by having an available network of qualified professionals from which to select the best provider to help them conserve energy and lower their utility bills,” said McCollum.

VISN was established in 2013 with assistance from the U.S. Department of the Interior whose mission is to provide consumers with resources which will assist in reducing their energy and water consumption.  The intent of VIenergize Services is to offer additional support to the clean energy strategy goal of meeting 60% of the territory’s energy needs through clean energy by 2025.

For more information about GCGE in the Caribbean, contact:

Kimberly M. McCollum, BSEE                            or                                 Loy Sneary, President/CEO

Island Services Group LLC                                                                   Gulf Coast Green Energy

109-113 Castle Coakley                                                                        loy.gcge@gmail.com

Suite #6                                                                                            979.240.3512

Christiansted, VI  00820                                                                       www.gulfcoastgreenenergy.com

340.643.8709

GCGE Generates Green Energy from Solar with a WHP Generator

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Tampa, Florida – Gulf Coast Green Energy (GCGE) has just installed a Green Machine in Florida that will generate green energy from solar with a WHP generator.  GCGE was is the first to generate electricity from a solar thermal field using a Waste Heat to Power (WHP) generator, The Green Machine, on the Island of Cyprus on the campus of Middle Eastern Technical University. Then in 2013 GCGE successfully installed and commissioned a Green Machine at the University of Louisiana Lafayette. The most recent installation was at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. The site will utilizes thermal energy collected from five rows of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs) to heat water, which is fed directly into the Green Machine. Funding for the project was provided by the University of South Florida Foundation.

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The Green Machine generates power which will be delivered to the University’s main bus by harnessing hot water in the solar collection troughs. Water heated in the solar array is pumped to the Green Machine to heat a working fluid that, under pressure, rotates the Green Machines twin screw expander to generate electricity. The working fluid is then condensed by a water cooling tower to begin the process again in a closed loop cycle. The Green Machine generates 35-65 kWe depending on local weather conditions.  

Currently, the Green Machine is operational and awaiting retrofits to the array. The primary purpose of the project is to provide thermodynamic and mechanical engineering research, according to Dr. Yogi Goswami, Distinguished Professor of Energy Conservation, Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cells, Thermodynamics and Director of USF’s Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) and Heat Transfer. The project will be operational during research activities, however, USF looks to operate the Green Machine more consistently while investigating methods to increase efficiency and optimize the project.

Gulf Coast Green Energy is a leader in small-scale, distributed power generation from waste heat and is a Distributor for the ElectraTherm Green Machine, please visit us at www.gulfcoastgreenenergy.com

GCGE Commissions Waste to Power Generator, “The Green Machine” at University of Louisiana

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Crowley, Louisiana – Gulf Coast Green Energy (GCGE), a leader in small-scale, distributed power generation from waste heat, commissioned an ElectraTherm Green Machine Waste Heat-to-Power generator for the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. Cleco Power LLC (Cleco) purchased the Green Machine and associated equipment and donated it to the university to demonstrate the  versatility of the Green Machine. The location is the Cleco Alternative Energy Center on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Energy Research Complex, near Lafayette. The site utilizes thermal energy collected from two parabolic Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs) to heat water, which is fed directly into the Green Machine. Gossamer Space Frames supplied the solar thermal array which uses 3M Solar Mirror Film which was also purchased by Cleco and donated to the university.

Green Machine waste heat to power generator is installed at the University of Louisiana

GCGE installs Green Machine at the University of Louisiana.

The Green Machine generates power at the Cleco Alternative Energy Center by harnessing hot water in solar collection panels.  Water heated int he solar array is pumped to the Green Machine to heat a working fluid that, under pressure, rotates the Green Machine’s twin screw expander to generate electricity.  The working fluid is then condensed by a water cooling tower to begin the process again in the closed loop cycle.  The green Machin generates 15-50 kWe dependin on local weather conditions.  For larger applications, the Green Machine generates up to 110 kWe.

“Our experience with the Green Machine has been successful, generating power output from the solar collectors on site over a wide range of operating conditions,” said Jonathan Raush, Senior Research Scientist for the project at University of Louisiana. “We look forward to learning more about Organic Rankine Cycle technology in tandem with solar thermal energy through our ongoing work with ElectraTherm’s Green Machine.”

The demonstration was partially funded by a grant from Louisiana Department of Natural Resources’ Empower Louisiana Renewable Energy Grant Program in order to study and develop alternative energy technologies using renewable energy sources. Cleco provides support for ongoing operation of the facility, and UL Lafayette operates the solar thermal field, including running the Green Machine.

Currently, the demonstration project is operational with a primary focus on the solar arrays, while the Green Machine runs on an as needed basis. However, the Cleco Alternative Energy Center looks to operate the Green Machine more consistently while investigating methods to increase efficiency and optimize the project. “We look forward to the opportunity to generate even more power from the new 110 kWe Green Machine”, Raush said.

About Gulf Coast Green Energy.

Gulf Coast Green Energy (GCGE) is the Distributor for the Green Machine for the Gulf Coast States and other areas of the U.s. and Caribbean. GCGE placed the first Green Machine in a commercial application at the Facilities Department at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas in 2008. Since then, GCGE and ElectraTherm have pioneered the internal combustion engine (ICE) application for the technology and GCGE installed the first ICE application on a natural gas compressor ICE in 2011. GCGE and ElectraTherm also were the first to generate power from hot “produced water” from an oil well, and they were the first to apply the technology to a solar thermal array. In its distributor role, GCGE identifies projects and provides sales, service, and installation support for the technology. GCGE was formed in 2007 and has successfully completed projects for the U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Energy, and three universities in Europe and the U.S. www.gulfcoastgreenenergy.com

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Low Cost Waste Heat to Power Equipment Package Available

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The Green Machine 4011-F comes fully-packaged with a low cost waste heat to power ORC in the market.

Gulf Coast Green Energy (GCGE), a leader in distributed power generation from waste heat, announces a 35 kWe low cost Green Machine waste heat to power (WHP) Generator, the ElectraTherm 4011-F, as a turnkey Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC)packaged solution. The 4011-F is ElectraTherm’s lowest output machine at 35 kWe, ideal for smaller heat sources with low temperature waste heat (i.e. 500kW stationary engine). The machine marks ElectraTherm’s first plug-and-play ORC package and requires less installation time and commissioning, and has the lowest market costs for commercial WHP technology of its kind.

ElectraTherm’s 4011-F fully-integrated package includes the following:Green Machine 4011F

  • Green Machine 4011-F at 35kWe, available in both 50 & 60 Hz
  • Liquid loop radiator
  • Working fluid
  • Installation and commissioning
  • Hot water bypass (if required)

Product details are available here. The Green Machine 4011-F generates fuel-free, emission-free electricity utilizing waste heat between 77-116°C (170-240°F) and flow rates between 3.2-12.6 I/s (50- 200 GPM) to produce up to 35kWe.

“ElectraTherm developed the 4011-F package based on requests from our customers for a turnkey solution that requires nothing more than connecting hot water to the ORC, and connection to the grid,”said Loy Sneary, GCGE’s CEO. “Our simple installation and maintenance requirements are even easier to achieve with this model and our customers reap the benefits with lower installation costs and a very attractive return on investment.”

The Green Machine 4011-F joins ElectraTherm’s initial Series 4000 product, the Green Machine 4010,which offers outputs up to 65kWe, and the recently announced Green Machine 4020, the highest output ORC at up to 1l0kWe.

ElectraTherm’s heat to power generators lead the market for commercialized small-scale ORC technology. The Green Machine fleet has accumulated more than 160,000 hours run time at 97 availability, with 26 machines installed and 25 in process. Green Machines utilize waste heat on applications such as internal combustion engines, biomass/biogas, boilers/process heat, geothermal/co-
produced fluids and solar thermal.

About GCGE

GCGE is the first ElectraTherm distributor and serves the Gulf Coast states of the United States as well as other locations in the U.S. and Caribbean. GCGE placed the first Green Machine for  commercial application at the Facilities Department at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas in 2008. Since then, GCGE and ElectraTherm have pioneered the ICE application for the technology and GCGE installed the first ICE application on a natural gas compressor ICE in 2011. GCGE and ElectraTherm also were the first to generate power from hot “produced water” from an oil well, and we were the first to apply the technology to a solar thermal array. For more information on GCGE go to www.gulfcoastgreenenergy.com.

 

White House Invites GCGE to Participate in WHP and CHP Regional Dialogue Meeting

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Gulf Coast Green Energy has been invited to participate in the White House Executive Order meeting of the Southeast Industrial Energy Efficiency & Combined Heat and Power Regional Dialogue Meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas on January 24, 2013 hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office in coordination with the State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network and the Industrial Energy Efficiency Network.

DC Trip Oct.  2013The dialogue meeting will focus on developing and implementing State best practice policies and investment models that address the multiple barriers to greater investment in industrial energy efficiency Waste Heat to Power (WHP) and Combined Heat and Power (CHP).

This Southeast Dialogue Meeting will help meet objectives outlined in the August 30, 2012 Executive Order (EO) – Accelerating Investment in Industrial Energy Efficiency that sets a goal of 40 gigawatt of new, cost-effective industrial CHP capacity in the U.S. by the end of 2020. This Executive Order also directs the agencies, including DOE, with convening stakeholders, through a series of public workshops, to develop and encourage the use of best practice State policies and investment models that address the multiple barriers to investment in industrial energy efficiency Waste Heat to Power (WHP) and CHP. Participants at the meeting will engage in a dialogue about the potential for increased industrial energy efficiency in the southeast region of the United States, successful industrial WHP and CHP policy approaches, innovative policy options, and opportunities to work together to achieve the many benefits of industrial WHP energy efficiency and CHP.

Gulf Coast Green Energy has also been invited to meet on January 23, 2013 with the Arkansas PSC and the Arkansas Energy Office, a division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. The meeting will focus on industrial energy efficiency through new Waste Heat to Power technologies and CHP. The meeting is hosted by the Executive Director of the Arkansas Public Service Commission (APSC) and the Director of the Arkansas Energy Office (AEO)

In addition to Gulf Coast Green Energy, others invited to attend are representatives of: The Alliance for Industrial Efficiency/ David Gardiner and Associates; Advanced Energy Economy, Arkansas; The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractor’s National Association; The Center for Clean Air Policy; The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.

Loy Sneary, President and CEO of Gulf Coast Green Energy (GCGE) will represent GCGE at both meetings.

For more information contact:

Kimberly M. McCollum, BSEE

Vice President Sales & Marketing
Quality Electric Supply
6703 Peters Rest
Christiansted, VI  00820
340.773.4630 x308
340.773.5655 fax
340.643.8709 mobile

              Or

Loy Sneary, President/CEO
Gulf Coast Green Energy
1801 7th Street, Suite 230
Bay City, Texas 77414
979.240.3512loy.gcge@gmail.com

www.gulfcoastgreenenergy.com

Website for the Southeast Industrial Energy Efficiency & Combined Heat and Power Regional Dialogue Meeting:

http://www1.eere.energy.gov/manufacturing/newsandevents/events_detail.html?event_id=7304&utm_source=Heat+is+Power+Members&utm_campaign=e753f79539-September_Newsletter_for_Members9_11_2012&utm_medium=email

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