Many industrial processes vent flue gas that contains a significant amount of wasted energy that can be converted into electricity. Kanin contributes carbon-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.
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, or roughly 1,370 degrees C.
Natural gas compressor stations have consistent heat at high temperatures and offer simple and safe integration
Examples include aluminum, iron, and steel. Processes in the steel industry from primary ore processing to recycling and rolling, emit large quantities of waste heat.
Annealing, reheat, blast and electric arc furnaces have high quality 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.
There are several opportunities to capture waste heat such as flash coolers, diesel hydrotreating units, olefins, hydrocracker units as well as many other opportunities.
WHP facilities support Hydrogen by creating carbon-free energy that can be used to produce Hydrogen.
Glass manufacturing has consistent high temperature heat. WHP systems can be integrated to decrease scope 1 and scope 2 emissions.
Chemicals, polymers, and fertilizers have crackers and many other components that make the industry a great candidate for decarbonization through waste heat to power.