Many industrial processes vent flue gas that contains a significant amount of wasted energy that can be converted into electricity. Kanin contributes emission-free baseload electricity generation, thereby offsetting power produced from fossil fuels. Of all the energy produced and consumed to do ‘work’, up to 58% is lost in the form of waste heat during industrial processes. The ability to capture wasted energy and produce Waste Heat to Power (WHP) is viable in many different industries. WHP is zero-emission generation powered by heat from industrial processes and equipment that would otherwise be lost to the environment.
Kanin is technology agnostic, focusing primarily on the deployment of WHP best-in-class Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) systems to convert some of that wasted energy into valuable, baseload electricity. ORC turbines are closed loop systems using an organic fluid that heats up to drive a turbine. Offering a bundled solution, Kanin brings together the expertise, equipment and capital partners required to execute, paying the host facility for their wasted heat and generating green, baseload power with no additional CO2 emissions. Since these systems are fuel-flexible they can be modified to work with renewable fuels as they become available at scale, including hydrogen.
WHP Conversion process
|Turbine Model||Rolls Royce RB211|
|ORC Electrical Power||8.2 MW|
|Cost to Host||$0|
|Revenue to Host||$350,000 per year|
|CO2 Avoided||40,250 tonnes per year|
Waste heat is generated in the process of transforming raw materials into clinker for concrete. Kilns heat materials to over 2,500 degrees F
Natural gas compressor stations have consistent heat at high temperatures and offer simple and safe integration
All facets of the steel industry, from primary ore processing to recycling and rolling, emit large quantities of waste heat
Pellet plants use heat that is typically fueled by natural gas to dry biomass. A waste heat recovery unit can decrease natural gas use and save on energy.
Kanin works with other industries including: Refineries, Hydrogen, Glass, Fertilizer, and Chemicals.