PRESS RELEASE: ORCNext project leads to 25% more electricity from waste heat

 

The SBO project ORCNext aimed at developing knowledge and design tools for the next generation of Organic Rankine Cycles (ORC). The focus was the implementation of ORC-technology in waste heat valorization. The project , funded by IWT, ran from February 2012 to January 2016. The project was a partnership between Ghent University, University of Antwerp, University of Liège and Atlas Copco.

 

At the start of the project, the industry recognized the potential of ORCs for waste heat recovery. On the other hand, ORCs were in industrial practice not often installed.  The state of the art overall (and seasonal) efficiency was too low and as a consequence the financial benefits were limited. The ORCNext project aimed at tipping the balance by developing design tools and insight in ORC thermodynamics, control and financial mechanisms.

 

The project showed that the overall technical target of increasing efficiency with 20 to 25% can be met through appropriate cycle selection, efficient expanders, appropriate control and less oversizing of the heat exchangers.

 

On 27 January 2016 the successful completion of the ORCNext project was celebrated with a closing event. This event, on which the project results were presented, took place in Het Pand in Gent and attracted more than 30 interested companies.

Dana, one of the members of the user group, states:
 

« Due to the ORCNext project, Dana has built up broad knowledge about Organic Rankine Cycles. An important result for Dana is that for a system optimized on the basis of power per cost, the standard Rankine Cycle with preferably isentropic fluids leads to the best compromise between simplicity, compactness and power output. »

 

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ORCNext Final Conference

On 27 January 2016 the successful completion of the ORCNext project was celebrated with a closing event. This event, on which the project results were presented, took place in Het Pand in Gent and attracted more than 30 interested companies.

 

 

 

 

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ORCNext @ ICR 2015

ORCNext @ ICR 2015

Marija Lazova of Ghent University (ATHT) will present the paper “Heat Transfer at Supercritical State for Organic Rankine Applications” at the 24th International Congres of Refrigeration (ICR), 16 – 22 August 2015, Yokohama, Japan.

More information: http://www.icr2015.org/

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ORCNext @ ASME ORC 2015, 12-14 October, Brussels

ORCNext @ ASME ORC 2015

Marija Lazova of Ghent University (ATHT) will present the paper “Design of a Supercritical Heat Exchanger for an Integrated CPV/T-Rankine Cycle” at the 3rd International Seminar on ORC Power Systems, 12-14 October 2015, Brussels, Belgium.

More information: http://www.asme-orc2015.be/

 

 

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ORCNext @ ECC2015, 15-17/07, Linz (Austria)

ORCNext @ ECC2015
Andres Hernandez of Ghent University (SYSTeMS) will presentther paper “Experimental study of Predictive Control strategies for optimal operation of Organic Rankine Cycle systems” at the 2015 European Control Conference (ECC), July 15-17, 2015. Linz, Austria

More information: http://www.ecc15.at/

 

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ORCNext @ ASME ORC 2015, 12-14/10, Brussels

ORCNext @ ASME ORC 2015

Andrez Hernandez of Ghent University (SYSTeMS) will present the paper “TOWARDS THE OPTIMAL OPERATION OF AN ORGANIC RANKINE CYCLE UNIT BY MEANS OF MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL” at the 3rd International Seminar on ORC Power Systems, 12-14 October 2015, Brussels, Belgium.

More information: http://www.asme-orc2015.be/

 

 

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ORCNext @ ASME ORC 2015, 12-14/10, Brussels

ORCNext @ ASMEORC15
Sanne Lemmens of the University of Antwerp will present her paper “A perspective on costs and cost estimation techniques for organic Rankine cycle systems” at the 3rd International Seminar on ORC Power Systems, 12-14 October 2015, Brussels, Belgium.

More information: http://www.asme-orc2015.be/

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ORCNext @ ECOS2015, 30/06 – 03/07, Pau (France)

ORCNext @ ECOS2015
Sanne Lemmens of the University of Antwerp will present her paper “The impact of energy policy on energy efficiency in Europe: a case study of waste heat recovery with an organic Rankine cycle in Flanders” at the 28th international conference on efficiency, cost, optimization, simulation and environmental impact of energy systems, June 30 – July 3, 2015, Pau, France.

More information: http://ecos2015.sciencesconf.org/

 

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ASME ORC2015 – CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

 

We are proud to announce the 3rd edition of the International Seminar on ORC Power Systems endorsed by the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute, and hosted by the University of Liege and the University of Ghent.

 

The Call for Abstracts is now open!
For more information and abstract submission, please go to the ASME-ORC2015 conference website: http://www.asme-orc2015.be/content/authors

 

Information for sponsors and exhibitors can be found at: http://www.asme-orc2015.be/content/sponsors

 

You will be able to follow all related news on Twitter ASME ORC2015.

 

For other requests or questions please contact the conference secretariat at
info@asme-orc2015.be

 

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you in beautiful Brussels to make ASME-ORC2015 an even greater success!

With our best regards,
Michel De Paepe, Executive Conference Chair
Vincent Lemort, Conference Chair
Sylvain Quoilin, Conference Vice-Chair
Martijn van den Broek, Conference Vice-Chair
Piero Colonna, Honorary Conference Chair

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