Energy Recovery

Energy recovery is the method of using the waste heat of one process as the input that powers the next process - AERCO believes this is good environmental stewardship. Using this waste heat (i.e., exhaust, waste hot water), energy recovery creates clean, usable heat or electricity from something that would have otherwise been thrown away into the atmosphere or dumped into rivers and lakes.

Today, only 6% of energy is recovered from the exhaust of industries throughout the United States. That’s a tremendous amount of energy being discarded – and a vast, underutilized resource that is available now and ready to be tapped into. With energy losses of $6 billion per year, energy recovery is the #1 savings opportunity for industries to capitalize on.


AERCO’s DirectGen is able to capture and turn high-pressure steam into clean, usable electrical power. 


AERCO’s OriGen is able to capture and turn low- to medium-temperature waste heat into clean, usable electrical power.