Renewable energy: innovation against climate change
The role of organic Rankine cycle systems in the future of renewable energy
05 February 2024
Climate change is one of the most urgent challenges humanity faces today. Greenhouse gas emissions are causing global temperatures to rise, leading to disastrous consequences for the environment and life on Earth. To mitigate the impact of climate change, it is essential to adopt sustainable energy sources and reduce the use of fossil fuels.
Renewable energies play a key role in the transition towards a sustainable energy future. These energy sources, such as the sun, wind, and water, are inexhaustible and produce no harmful emissions.
How the Organic Rankine Cycle works
Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) systems are a technology that can be linked to various renewable energy sources. These systems utilize the principle of the Rankine cycle, which is a thermodynamic cycle used to convert heat into mechanical energy. In the case of ORC systems, the working fluid used is an organic compound with a low boiling point.
The operation of an ORC system is relatively simple. The working fluid is heated using a heat source, such as geothermal water or biomass combustion, or residual heat from an industrial process. The vaporized fluid is then sent to a turbine, where its kinetic energy is converted into mechanical energy. Finally, the mechanical energy is used to generate electricity through a generator.
Organic Rankine Cycle systems offer several advantages over other renewable energy technologies. First and foremost, they operate independently of the presence of sun and wind and can be used with a wide range of heat sources even at medium to low temperatures, making them extremely versatile. Additionally, ORC modules are automated and do not require continuous supervision.
Turboden: leader in Organic Rankine Cycle solutions
At Turboden, we aim to be leaders in the field of Organic Rankine Cycle systems. Founded in 1980, we have developed a wide range of solutions for sustainable energy production. We offer Organic Rankine Cycle systems of various sizes and capacities, adaptable to the specific needs of each of our clients.
Our solutions include biomass cogeneration plants, geothermal, waste valorization, and heat recovery plants. These facilities can be used in various sectors, such as industry, agriculture, and the public sector, to generate electricity and thermal energy efficiently and sustainably.
Turboden's contribution to mitigating climate change with Organic Rankine Cycle systems
Turboden's Organic Rankine Cycle systems play a fundamental role in mitigating climate change. These systems help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which are responsible for the greenhouse effect and the rise in global temperatures.
Thanks to their ability to exploit heat sources at various temperatures, Turboden's Organic Rankine Cycle systems can recover residual heat from industrial processes and convert it into energy. This allows for a reduction in the use of fossil fuels and a decrease in CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.
Numerous successful projects have already adopted Turboden's solutions for sustainable energy production.
The future of renewable energy and Turboden's role
The future of renewable energy is promising, with more and more countries and companies committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adopt sustainable energy sources. In this context, Turboden plays a key role in the development of renewable energies.
Thanks to our Organic Rankine Cycle solutions, we at Turboden can contribute to a sustainable future. Contact us for information on ORC systems.