TechConnect Innovation Program

Novel Energy Recovery System with Flexible Power and Cooling

Oregon State University, Oregon, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

This novel energy recovery concept with prototype system enhanced by both micro and nano technologies, achieves very high energy recovery efficiency with flexible power and cooling outputs for demand response. The current 5.3 kW prototype, driven by diesel generator waste heat, was initially targeted for military environmental control applications.

Primary Application Area: Energy & Efficiency

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 6

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: This novel energy recovery system uses low-grade heat to produce cooling and/or power depending on real-time or seasonal demand, which is incomparable by any other heat activated cooling technologies currently in development. Small and lightweight microchannel heat exchangers are attractive to mobile applications such as military ECUs and refrigerated truck/trailer.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 501

Website: mime.oregonstate.edu

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: DOD Tactical Energy Systems
DOD Innovative Cooling Equipment

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners