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Power conversion from low heat temperature with a new supercritical engine ('SUPER-C')

Objective

Low temperature engines are an obvious choice for power generation, but there are few suitable machines The Supercritical Power Converter from Slovakia generates electricity from waste heat, and solar energy. It uses dense phase fluids to achieve conversion efficiencies of 10% (>60% of Carnot) and produce electricity for less than E0.05/kWh Low grade heat is a carbon free source of electricity. A 10% conversion of existing industrial waste heat would save 70PJ/yr of primary energy, the equivalent of 4mill ton/yr of CO2, with a market worth of Euro250 mill. The solar potential is larger than this. the project will investigate a 0.5-&kW version of the engine in market specific applications. The partners will verify the product concept and determine the path to commercial exploitation. From the results the partners can establish engine manufacture in Slovakia in 2002.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Energy for Sustainable Development Ltd
Address
Overmoor Farm Neston
SN13 9TZ Corsham
United Kingdom

Participants (3)

ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE OF THE NETHERLANDS
Netherlands
Address
Westerduinweg 3
Petten
NEW ENERGY ALTERNATIVES S.R.O.
Slovakia
Address
Juzna Trieda 82
Kosice
VYCHODODOSLOVENSKE STROJARNE
Slovakia
Address
Juzna Trieda 82
040 01 Kosice