ElectraTherm Receives Popular Science “Best of What’s New” Award For Heat to Power Innovation


Cleantech energy pioneer receives recognition in Green Tech category

Carson City, NV – Novemember 12, 2008ElectraTherm, Inc. today announced the editors of Popular Science have named the ElectraTherm Green Machine one of the top technology innovations of 2008.  As a winner of a Best of What’s New Award in the Green Tech category, the ElectraTherm Green Machine stands out as the first commercially viable generator to make electricity from low temperature, residual industrial heat that has, until now, gone to waste.

“After four years of research and development, we are thrilled to bring the ElectraTherm Green Machine to market, and pleased to see this ground-breaking technology recognized by Popular Science Magazine,” says Richard Langson, CEO of ElectraTherm.  “Our technology takes heat and pressure, and turns it into usable power.  We believe this clean, green, economic energy solution will have far-reaching impact on industries worldwide.”

Using patented heat and pressure recovery technology, ElectraTherm employs its proprietary twin-screw expander to generate fuel-free, emissions-free electricity at the lowest operating costs and fastest paybacks in the industry.  Texas distributor Gulf Coast Green Energy installed the first commercial 50kW ElectraTherm Green Machine this summer at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. The machine has exceeded its 50kW output rating by 20 percent, garnering positive reviews from SMU’s world renowned Geothermal Laboratory.

“For 20 years, Popular Science’s Best of What’s New awards honor the innovations that a make positive impact on life today and change our views of the future,” says Mark Jannot, Editor-in-Chief of Popular Science. “PopSci’s editors evaluate thousands of products each year to develop this thoughtful list, and there’s no higher accolade Popular Science can give.”

Each year, the editors of Popular Science review thousands of products in search of the top 100 tech innovations of the year; breakthrough products and technologies that represent a significant leap in their categories. The winners – the Best of What’s New – are awarded inclusion in the much-anticipated December issue of Popular Science, the most widely read issue of the year since the debut of Best of What’s New in 1987. Best of What’s New awards are presented to 100 new products and technologies in 11 categories: Automotive, Aviation & Space,  Computing, Engineering, Gadgets, Green Tech, Home Entertainment, Securities, Home Tech, Personal Health and Recreation.

To read about ElectraTherm and their innovative power systems visit the Popular Science website.  For more information about the ElectraTherm Green Machine, visit the  product section.

About Popular Science
Founded in 1872, Popular Science is the world’s largest science and technology magazine; with a circulation of 1.3 million and 6.8 million monthly readers. Each month, Popular Science reports on the intersection of science and everyday life, with an eye toward what’s new and why it matters. Popular Science is published by Bonnier Active Media, a subsidiary of Bonnier Corporation.

About ElectraTherm, LLC
ElectraTherm, Inc. delivers renewable energy solutions for a sustainable future, now. The company’s proven, patented Twin Screw Expander enables its line of energy generators to make electricity from waste and geothermal heat or pressure instead of fossil fuel.  ElectraTherm’s fuel-free, emission-free and low cost technology offers the industry’s shortest payback period on investment. For more information on ElectraTherm and its cleantech, green power products, please visit www.electratherm.com.