Echogen Power Systems, a producer of scalable sCO2 based heat-to-power systems, announced the commercial availability of its 7.3-MW EPS100 heat engine system as a turnkey solution during POWER-GEN International, the world’s largest exhibition designed to connect key suppliers and service providers with industry decision makers.
“By being the first to bring a commercial supercritical CO2 power cycle to the market, we have developed a heat engine that can outperform steam across our customers’ key value drivers - installed cost, operating and maintenance costs and levelized cost of electricity, all in a compact, energy dense, safe solution that does not require water to operate. We intend to introduce our product with a core group of key early adopters/partners with whom we intend to build long term relationships and who represent a variety of applications including oil & gas, chemical processing, iron, steel, and glass. Each of these industries experience tremendous energy losses in the form of waste heat – it is essentially the same thing as burning money. We’re here to help them do better.” says Phil Brennan, CEO, Echogen Power Systems. “And we are especially keen in the near term on opportunities to work with clients interested in pairing the unit to a gas turbine to realize the power of a sCO2 combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) which we believe is the future of distributed and utility scale gas generation.”
“As the United States and the rest of the world experiences a shift in favor of natural gas based power production and away from coal, the advantages of a sCO2 based system are amplified relative to centuries old steam technologies. This allows power production to be increased without the use of water,” says Dr. Timothy Held, Chief Technology Officer, Echogen Power Systems. “It allows us to produce more power at lower cost, using less space, and without the environmental complexities and maintenance challenges associated with a water based system.”
Echogen Power Systems will be at their partner Dresser-Rand’s (NYSE: DRC) booth #2615 during the Power-Gen International 2014 show.