The conversion of unexploited waste heat into highly efficient energy – that was the fundamental idea of Michael Schmidt when he founded DeVeTec GmbH in 2000.
“Because every unused kilowatt-hour is both the most economical and the most ecological way to use energy” – M. Schmidt.
The unique and patented energy efficiency technology of the ORC piston expander then developed from many years of basic research. This first found mobile application in vehicles, before it was employed as the centrepiece of stationary ORC waste heat power plants in energy-intensive industries.
Because they generate electricity, and then use the energy still present after this at various temperature levels, the waste heat power plants from DeVeTec regain the maximum in energy from industrial processes. They therefore make an important contribution to increasing energy efficiency. In addition, they are a prime example of CO2-neutral and emission-free electricity generation, because a waste heat power plant from DeVeTec can save up to 3,000 t/CO2 per year at a rated output of 200 kWel.
In order to fulfil the customer’s requirements even better, the technology has continuously been further developed, and it is today capable of using the waste heat not only for the generation of electricity and useful heat, but also of using the waste heat as the propulsion for various work machines (Heat 2 X). For example, using the ORC piston expander, it is possible to generate compressed air or cooling power.