AERCO’s OriGen is able to capture and turn low- to medium-temperature waste heat into clean, usable electrical power. Because of this capability, the OriGen can be used across an extremely broad range of applications – everything from landfills and oil refineries to food and beverage manufacturing plants and even office buildings. It's an energy saving solution for your entire enterprise.

Instead of burning fossil fuels, the OriGen generates power using waste heat in a continuous, closed loop, so it’s fossil fuel-free and emission-free.

Saving energy by not burning additional fossil fuels translates directly into saving money – ROI is typically within two to four years.

With ORC technology and the innovative twin-screw expander the OriGen is able to create clean power for an extremely broad range of applications. Its power output ranges from 20kw to 1MW and can be combined to generate higher output plants. With payback within two to four years, you can’t afford not to incorporate one into your enterprise.

See how the process works in the video below:

If you have a potential site or project that would be ideal for The OriGen, please fill out The OriGen field survey and return to marketing@aerco.com.

Click here for the OriGen press release.

Features and Benefits

Clean, Renewable Power with No Carbon Footprint

  • Clean power generation from low- and medium-quality waste heat sources (170˚F to 600˚F) from a variety of applications including:
  • Heat Recovery, Biomass, Geothermal/Solar
  • Power output ranging from 20kW to 1MW
  • No fossil-fuels consumed
  • No toxic emissions produced (operates in a closed loop system)
  • Modular and scalable to accommodate larger plants

Significant Savings

  • Two to four year ROI
  • Very low operating and maintenance costs (system is self-powered and completely automated – no operator)
  • Substantial state and federal rebates available
  • Considerable utility cost savings and decreased rates due to the OriGen reducing peak demand

Operational Advantages

  • High reliability
  • 20-year design life with robust components (low mechanical stress = long life)
  • Uses the most efficient screw expander available in the marketplace instead of a turbine to provide greater flexibility with varying input loads, increased reliability and the widest operating range
  • Maintains good efficiency even at partial load
  • System efficiencies of 20%+ (with dual loop)
  • Highest turn-down available: 5% of nominal power
  • Operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year providing continual power (other renewable sources like the wind or sun are not always present)
  • Combined Heat Power (CHP) systems available
  • Turnkey package – the entire unit is pre-packaged and comes on a skid (except condenser)
  • Available with multiple condenser configurations that meet various site requirements
  • We customize to site conditions, and take care of installation and start-up to ensure performance is optimized

Technical Documents

Literature and Performance Data

The OriGen Tech Data Sheet

pdf 1.26 MB | March 1, 2017