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Waste heat innovation equals change

The UK has signed to be the first major economy to pass a net zero emissions law, which means by 2050 greenhouse gas emissions must be zero. It is estimated that the world’s electricity usage will increase a further 50% by this period, putting more pressure on renewables. To quantify the task at hand, in 2017, 64.5% of the world’s electricity was generated by burning fossil fuels, with coal power stations being the largest contributor. In China, 670,000 people die prematurely each year through conditions attributed to burning coal in their power stations.

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We all understand the problems that we are faced with in our fight to mitigate climate change, and I like to be instrumental in changing the trajectory, by actually creating the technologies that make a difference.

Engen Systems was born out of a desire to take the valuable and free resource of waste heat and repurpose it into usable energy to make electricity. Due to the projected increase in demand for electricity, security of both supply and price will be critical to businesses and consumers alike.

Waste heat is everywhere. Every time an engine runs, a machine clunks away, or any work is done, heat is generated. That is the law of thermodynamics. Often, that heat gets thrown away, discharged out into the atmosphere. The scale of this invisible garbage is huge: About 70 percent of all the energy produced by humanity gets discarded as waste heat. This energy source is the largest available on the planet and unless it is used, it is a wasted opportunity.

At Engen Systems, we are pioneering the development of an electricity generating system from waste heat. Our technology converts more of the available usable energy to electricity than any other known heat recovery electricity generating system on the market leading to a greater amount of MW power generated,

By taking what is already all around us and repurposing it, we lessen the need to extract more precious resources from our planet to quench our thirst for electricity. Our technology is carbon neutral and we are displacing electricity generation from other sources, saving Co2 and other harmful emissions.

Producing electricity from waste heat is also environmentally friendly. Every 1 MW of electricity produced from waste heat and diverted from burning coal saves 1,100 lbs of CO2.

According to the United States Department of Energy, their studies indicate that recovery of energy in the form of waste heat from industrial facilities could provide up to 20% of the total U.S. electricity demand and simultaneously reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20%.

With innovation and collaboration we can make a difference. Energy provided to you by Engen Systems is one solution to provide carbon neutral green energy with no detriment to our wonderful planet.

If collectively we make conscious decisions to use sustainable resources we will be able to make the change needed that will help repair the world and leave it a better place than when we arrived.

Graeme Boiardini, Engen Systems

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