MAN Energy Solutions and Orcan Energy agree to collaborate
MAN Energy Solutions has signed a cooperation agreement with CleanTech company Orcan Energy. Above all, the companies want to collaborate when it comes to technologies for waste heat recovery, the company said in its release.
Orcan Energy offers an energy-efficient solution, with the help of which waste heat from the engine can be used to simultaneously increase efficiency and reduce emissions. The efficiency PACK technology will be available to MAN Energy Solutions' marine and power plant customers for retrofitting their engines.
When equipped with an Orcan Energy efficiency PACK, the efficiency of a MAN 18V48/60 engine, for example, can be increased by almost four percent, thereby saving 1,220 tons of fuel and 3,830 tons of CO2 per year.
Orcan Energy's energy-efficient solutions are based on ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) technology. Orcan Energy has repurposed this technology, until now used primarily in large-scale systems, for use in the modular product sector. The technology works in a similar way to steam power plants. By using organic media, which evaporate at lower temperatures than water, the waste heat can also be used at comparatively low temperatures of 60 degrees Celsius and above. This allows engine exhaust gases, as well as steam, thermal oil and cooling water, to contribute to reducing CO2 emissions simply and efficiently.