AERCO Introduces The OriGen Energy Recovery Solution

AERCO Introduces The OriGen, an Energy Recovery System That Creates Clean Power and Delivers Enterprise-level ROI

The OriGen Creates Clean, Renewable Power from Waste Heat Across a Wide Variety of Applications including Biomass, Geothermal/Solar and Heat Recovery

Orlando, FL – January 25, 2016 – AERCO International (AHR booth #3417), a pioneer of condensing boilers that recover latent heat from the unit itself to save energy, has expanded its portfolio with  The OriGen, an innovative energy recovery system that converts waste heat into clean, renewable power. Because of its ability to capture and turn low- to medium-temperature waste heat into usable electricity, The OriGen can be used across a broad range of applications, including Biomass, Geothermal/Solar, and Heat Recovery such as manufacturing and industrial plants, office buildings, landfills, power plants and refineries.

“Saving energy and increasing efficiencies in our products has always been important to AERCO. With The OriGen, we’re able to take that to a much higher level providing energy savings for an entire enterprise. Creating power from something that would have been discarded into the environment without consuming fossil fuels or producing toxic emissions is simply good environmental stewardship,” said Dean Grunseth.

Clean, Renewable Energy  
The OriGen is able to generate 20kW to 1MW of power using ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) technology and proven, conventional HVAC components in a continuous cycle, closed system. It uses a unique twin-screw expander that provides greater flexibility with varying input loads and increased reliability compared to other turbine expanders. It delivers 8-10% higher efficiency reaching up to 90% isentropic efficiency. No fossil fuels are burned and no toxic emissions are produced.

Operational Cost Savings
In addition to being a “cleaner” solution, The OriGen has substantial economic benefits, as ROI is typically within two to four years. Operating and maintenance costs are much lower because The OriGen is self-powered and completely automated, eliminating the need for an operator. Substantial state and federal rebates are available for further economic benefits, as well.

By allowing facilities to consume supplemental, non-grid power locally, OriGen helps to decrease both peak and overall power demand on the utility grid while reducing utility rates. 

AERCO can customize OriGen to meet various facility sizes and requirements. The solution has a modular and scalable design to accommodate larger plants, and is available with multiple condenser configurations. AERCO also offers installation and start-up services to ensure optimal performance.


AERCO International, Inc., a Watts company, is a recognized leader in delivering cost-effective commercial condensing boilers, high-efficiency water heaters, and energy recovery solutions across a variety of markets, including Education, Entertainment, Government and Military, Healthcare, Industrial, Lodging, Multifamily Housing, Office Buildings, and Stadiums and Fields. AERCO's system-design approach provides customer-specific solutions that deliver superior building performance at a lower operating cost while assuring uptime reliability. Founded in 1949, AERCO originated tankless water heating, introduced the first modulating and condensing gas-fired unit for the commercial market, and helped pioneer the high-efficiency condensing boiler category. For more information, contact AERCO at 800.526.0288 or visit

For more information, contact:
Dean Grunseth
Vice President Energy Recovery and Climate Solutions

Click here to read more about AERCO's OriGen and DirectGen energy recovery solutions.