ElectraTherm Powers into Renewables Revolution : First Commercial ElectraTherm "Green Machine" Marks Start of Era for Energy Recovery from Low Temperature Waste Heat

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ElectraTherm, Inc. (http://www.electratherm.com) today announced the successful installation of its first commercial waste heat generator. The ElectraTherm Green Machine makes electricity from residual industrial heat that has, until now, gone to waste.

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This technology has the power to increase electrical output at every fossil fuel burning power plant without burning oil, gas or coal, and without further pollution or damage to the environment.

Using patented heat and pressure recovery technology, ElectraTherm employs minimal heat (200 degrees F liquid) to generate fuel-free, emissions-free electricity at a very low cost: three to four cents per kW/hr during payback period, under a penny/kW hour thereafter. Testing of the 50kW ElectraTherm Green Machine, installed at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, by Gulf Coast Green Energy and ElectraTherm has exceeded expectations, reaching output well beyond its 50kW rating.

"ElectraTherm has unlocked the power of recycling the largest source of renewable energy in the U.S.– waste heat," stated Richard Langson, CEO of ElectraTherm. "This technology has the power to increase electrical output at every fossil fuel burning power plant without burning oil, gas or coal, and without further pollution or damage to the environment."

The U.S. Department of Energy reports that the available seven quadrillion Btu of waste heat sources exceeds the current production of all other U.S. renewable power sources combined. This includes hydroelectric, wood, biofuels, geothermal, wind, and solar photovoltaic. With a subsidy-free payback period of three years or less, the implications on the world stage of a modular, scalable (50-500kW output) unit making electricity from unused, accessible heat are huge.

Patented Technology

The company's patented Twin Screw Expander enables the ElectraTherm Green Machine. The expander is 1/10th the cost of a turbine as the energy block. Because the energy block generally constitutes 30 to 40 percent of the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) system cost, the ElectraTherm Green Machine is approximately 30 percent less than any turbine ORC system.

The unit operates without gearboxes or high end electronics required to synchronize a turbine to a generator. Inline process lubrication eliminates oil pumps, filters, separator tanks, parasitic loads and maintenance issues heretofore associated with lubrication. Hence, this groundbreaking technology greatly reduces maintenance and greatly extends the life of the ElectraTherm Green Machine over turbine-based energy solutions.

Interested companies and energy policy makers may tour the first commercial installation located at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas during the June 17 & 18 Geothermal Energy Utilization Conference, targeting the oil & gas industry. For tour schedule, contact Loy Sneary – Gulf Coast Green Energy at (979) 240-3512 or loys@sbcglobal.net. For information about the conference go to http://www.smu.edu/geothermal or contact Maria Richards at (214) 768-1975.

See the ElectraTherm Green Machine at http://www.electratherm.com/products.

Podcast: CEO Richard Langson shares the vision of the ElectraTherm Green Machine. http://www.podango.com/podcast.php?podcastId=2980

About ElectraTherm, LLC

ElectraTherm, Inc. delivers renewable energy solutions for a sustainable future, now. The company's proven, patented Twin Screw Expander enables its line of energy generators to make electricity from waste and geothermal heat or pressure instead of fossil fuel. ElectraTherm's fuel-free, emission-free and low cost technology offers the industry's shortest payback period on investment. For more information on ElectraTherm and its cleantech, green power products, please visit http://www.electratherm.com.

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