Waste Heat-to-Power Generation Workshop

University of California, Irvine Wednesday, March 2, 2005

The Northwest Combined Heat and Power Regional Application Center and the Pacific Combined Heat and Power Regional Application Center presented a one-day workshop on Waste Heat-to-Power Generation. The workshop was held at the University of California, Irvine, and was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Purpose This was the first major workshop to focus solely on how the multitude of waste-heat sources can be captured and used to generate electricity.

The U.S. Department of Energy has identified waste-heat recovery as a major priority in its 2004 Industrial Energy Saving Roadmap. In fact, six of the top 20 opportunities for energy savings in the industrial sector are in waste-heat recovery. These include waste-heat recovery from:

  • gases and liquids in petroleum, chemicals, and forest products
  • drying processes
  • gases in metal and nonmetallic minerals manufacturing
  • metal quenching/cooling processes
  • calcining, and
  • energy recovery from by-product gases

In addition, the No. 3-rated opportunity for industrial energy savings is combined heat and power.

Intended Audience The workshop was designed to meet the needs of potential developers of waste heat-to-power projects, industrial facility management interested in waste heat recovery, utility managers, regulators, and consultants to the industry.

Reception A pre-workshop reception was held at the Atrium Hotel beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1. The reception and no-host bar was been sponsored by ORMAT.

For More Information For additional information, please contact Dr. R. Gordon Bloomquist at bloomquistr@energy.wsu.edu or Vince McDonell at mcdonell@apep.uci.edu.

Workshop Location The workshop was held in the auditorium at the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineeringat 100 Academy on the UC Irvine campus.

HEATMAP/TM Software Training The Washinginton State University Northwest CHP Applications Center presented a training on the HEATMAP/TM - CHP software package on the two days immediately preceding the Waste Heat To Power Generation workshop (Monday, February 28th and Tuesday, March 1st). This training was primarily intended for staff of the regional CHP Applications Centers.

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