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Orcan Energy

Late Stage Startup





Tagline

Orcan - The Efficiency Company



Elevator Pitch

Orcaη Energy is a spin-off from TU Munich developing Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) modules to recycle waste heat into electricity. The principle to use ORC technology to regenerate electricity from waste heat is well-established, but Orcaη is the first company able to offer plug & play ORC products for small power range applications.

Orcaη has the knowhow from more than 50 man years of research, the competitive edge of a patent-secured technology and a product that works reliable and with an availability of 95 %. This product, the ePack, is designed to meet the special requirements of small power range applications; these are not only technical requirements but above all economic requirements. Already today Orcaη is able to offer a plug & play ORC module at economically attractive conditions to a so-far untapped volume market. Orcaη keeps on developing amended and new ORC products to better meet the requirements of existing and future volume markets.

Product

Orcaη’s product is a module named ePack. It uses the principles of the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) to change the thermal energy of waste heat into electricity. The ORC works like a classical steam-engine cycle with the difference that an organic fluid is used instead of water. Those organic fluids are characterized by a lower boiling point than water. The evaporated fluid then drives an integrated generator which produces electricity. Due to special patents, Orcan is able to design the ePack as it is: small in size, taking into account the special requirements of small power range applications, such as part-load, dynamic control mechanisms and economics and profitability.



Why we are ecofriendly

The operation of an ePack makes the process causing waste heat more efficient as it uses the side product waste heat to generate something very valuable: Electricity. This electricity can either be fed back into the process to lower its energy demand or it can be fed to the grid against payment. One way or the other – the electricity generated is CO2-free and saves the energetic resources of our planet. A single ePack operated at a typical industry site recycles enough electricity each year to fuel 145 electric cars. With conventional power generating methods, the production of this amount of electricity would have caused as much CO2 emissions as more than 60 diesel fueled cars.

In a nutshell: Each ePack operated at an untapped waste heat source saves resources and reduces CO2 emissions. In that way it contributes to secure a sustainable and affordable energy supply today and tomorrow.

Latest News

ISO 9001 Certificate granted in April 2014

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Version History

2014-05-14 15:45:43 - changed productpitch to 'Orcaη’s product is a module named ePack. It uses the principles of the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) to change the...'

2014-05-14 15:45:16 - changed pitch to 'Orcaη Energy is a spin-off from TU Munich developing Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) modules to recycle waste heat into...'

2014-05-14 15:44:16 - changed latestnews to 'ISO 9001 Certificate granted in April 2014'

2014-05-14 15:43:56 - changed ecopitch to 'The operation of an ePack makes the process causing waste heat more efficient as it uses the side product waste heat...'

2014-05-14 15:39:08 - changed ecopitch to 'By generating electricity, the operation of an ePack makes the process the waste heat origins from more efficient:...'



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Employees

35

Investors

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Wellington Partners
e.on SE
Ecogen Holding GmbH

Customers

ePacks have been successfully sold to and installed at several biogas plants and at industry processes from different areas.

Clients are i. e.
agri.capital GmbH
e.on New Build Technology GmbH
Bioenergie Hiltpoltstein GmbH & Co. KG
e.distherm Wärmedienstleistungen GmbH
MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH




Awards

2013 - Finance Monthly: Deal Maker of the Year Award
2008 - 1st place Münchner Businessplan Wettbewerb


Country of Origin

Germany

Founded

2008



Team

Andreas Sichert - CEO (unconfirmed)


Headquarter

Rupert-Mayer-Str. 44
81379 Munich
Germany

Tags

ORC, Organic Rankine Cycle, ePack, Waste Heat Recovery, Waste Heat Recycling, Waste-to-energy