Energy and heat from wood-based residues
Schopfloch, September 2015 – Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) is a key technology for generating energy from decentralized heat sources. Dürr Cyplan develops ORC-based systems for generating energy, which are used in a number of different areas of application. One of those is energy recovery from wood-based residues. Dürr Cyplan will provide more information on this area of application at the HOMAG Treff event, which will take place in Schopfloch from September 22 to 25, 2015.
In this area of application, wood-based residues are burnt. The heat generated during this process is transferred to ORC technology in the form of thermal oil or hot air. The electrical energy generated by the turbine can then be fed into the grid or used for in-house electricity supply. The residual heat following the ORC process can then be used, for example, in a wood drying plant, a heat distribution system or a local heating network.
The first customers of the HOMAG Group, which became a subsidiary of the Dürr Group in October 2014, have opted for this technology. They will operate their own power station from the end of this year, and thus become independent of the electricity market.
Dürr Cyplan's ORC technology has several other areas of application. Apart from geothermal applications as well as the modernization and optimization of cogeneration plants and gas turbines, it is also used for generating electricity from waste heat sources generated from industrial processes.