Efficient conversion of low temperature thermal energy to electricity is inherent to Terrajoule’s breakthrough in storage cost. As a result, Terrajoule opens up widespread new opportunities in economic conversion of waste heat to electricity, especially below 5 MW (electrical) where turbine and Organic Rankine Cycle solutions are economically challenged. Opportunities include a wide variety of industrial processes.
In addition, Terrajoule can increase the efficiency of internal combustion (IC) engines by adding a steam bottom cycle. This means that diesel engines, natural gas-powered engines and rapid-ramp gas turbines can achieve efficiency approaching that of larger combined-cycle power plants.