TechConnect Innovation Program

A New, Cost Effective Solution for Waste Heat to Power

Ener-G-Rotors, Inc., NY, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

The enabling technology is a thermodynamic heat engine called the Trochoidal Gear Engine (TGEâ„¢). Designed as a simple gerotor expander, the TGEâ„¢ is nearly frictionless, and has been proven to be more efficient and cost effective than existing technologies when used in an organic Rankine system.

Primary Application Area: Energy & Efficiency

Technology Development Status: Ready to Market

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 8

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Ener-G-Rotors changes the economics of the heat to electricity marketplace. Our patented heat engine design is more efficient than existing technologies. Because of our increased efficiency, we can offer a 50kW sized system for $2/W, meeting customer paybacks while retaining great margins.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Mid-stage Startup (A or B)

National Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 6M

Website: www.ener-g-rotors.com

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: - NYSERDA: $2.4 million over five years; additional $2.4 million announced on 5/1/14 for five demonstration projects
- Department of Energy and IRS: $834,000 for the 48C Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit
- DoD: $746,000 ESTCP Grant announced on 12/1/2011 for demonstration project at Ft. Drum, NY.

Primary Sources of Funding: Angel, Friends, Family, Venture Capital, Other

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners