Echogen Power Systems, Inc. is commercializing waste heat to power with a proprietary system.
The company’s breakthrough power generation cycle called the Thermafficient® Waste Heat Recovery Engine uses a modified Rankine Cycle with supercritical carbon dioxide (ScCO2) as the working fluid to recover thermal energy from a wide variety of sources and then transform it into useable power and heat.
The unique properties of ScCO2 as a working fluid differentiate the Echogen technology in cost, footprint and performance. ScCO2 is environmentally benign, non-toxic and has favorable heat and mass transport properties, which allow for an energy dense, compact thermodynamic system.
Echogen Power Systems is a JumpStart portfolio company. The investment came from he JumpStart Evergreen Fund.