No longer can we afford to waste energy.
No longer can we afford to waste energy.

Orcan Energy

We upcycle heat to clean electricity.

Our simple and flexible products convert unused energy from engines and industrial facilities into clean electricity that you can use right away. Without any extra investment or extra work. Now.

Save costs

As resources become ever scarcer, energy is becoming an increasingly valuable commodity. Harness your unused energy now and convert it into clean electricity. You will also benefit from lower energy costs and can make a valuable contribution to protecting the environment.

Reduce CO2 emissions

We have a duty to our children and grandchildren to protect our planet and find alternative ways to cover our immense energy needs. But instead, we are still wasting our resources. In industry, for example, up to 50 percent of input energy is lost as waste heat. Orcan Energy provides simple and flexible second-generation ORC solutions that turn this waste heat into valuable electricity.

Increase efficiency

We improve what is already there. Our simple products recycle energy that previously went to waste, without affecting the combustion engine. From industry and shipping to construction and transport, Orcan Energy offers the perfect combination of economy and ecology.

News

| Press reports

Munich, July 27, 2021 - The long-established family-owned Portlandzementwerk Wittekind Hugo Miebach Söhne KG from Erwitte in southern Westphalia has now signed a contract for six energy efficiency modules from Munich-based waste heat specialist Orcan Energy.

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Munich, 16.07.2021 - Marine contractor Van Oord has now chosen to install efficiency PACKs, an organic Rankine cycle (ORC) from leading cleantech company Orcan Energy on two of its new hybrid water injection dredgers.

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Munich, 25.5.2021 - The waste heat specialist Orcan Energy has won a new major customer: The CleanTech company is now installing its waste heat solutions at Nordenhamer Zinkhütte GmbH, a subsidiary of the raw materials group Glencore and a company with a long tradition in zinc production.

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Munich, April 13, 2021 - Orcan Energy, leading manufacturer of solutions for the utilization of waste heat, has now implemented a first geothermal project in record time together with its cooperation partner E.ON.

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Startup Info talked to Dr. Andreas Sichert, founder and CEO at Orcan Energy, about the conversion of industrial heat into useful energy, and effects of the global pandemic.

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Munich and Gütersloh, December 14, 2020 - Mohn Media, a subsidiary of the Bertelsmann Printing Group, has successfully commissioned a waste heat module from Orcan Energy at its site in Gütersloh.

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CleanTech company, Orcan Energy, has signed a contract with CDWE for the supply of eight efficiency PACKs for the recovery of waste heat on board a vast floating offshore installation vessel.

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E.ON and Orcan Energy are now offering innovative second-generation ORC solutions (efficiency PACKs) as an all-round package. Specifically, this means that E.ON can deliver carbon-free and cost-effective electricity to its customers obtained from the customer's waste heat, through solutions by Orcan Energy.

 

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Munich, October 28, 2020  - CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering has decided to install eight efficiency PACKs on board the "Green Jade", one of the largest offshore installation vessels in the world.

Applications

Our second-generation ORC solutions take waste heat from various processes and applications and turn it into clean electricity. They are used above all in the industrial, marine and power generation sectors where they can make the greatest contribution to a better world.

Industry

Our products significantly increase energy efficiency in industrial processes. They help slash carbon dioxide emissions and reduce electricity costs to an astonishingly low level. Find out more.

Marine

Our efficiency PACKs reduce fuel consumption on ships by six to nine percent and ensure a significantly better Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI). Harmful emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, sulfur oxide and soot particles are substantially reduced.

Power
generation

Our efficiency PACKs use hot engine exhaust gases and cooling water to generate a significant amount of extra electricity. They require little maintenance and work fully independently. Fuel consumption is also considerably reduced.

Products

Efficient, flexible and cost effective – with over 250 units sold and over 2 Mio. operating hours, our products contain know how from 10 years of continuous development and refinement. Our patented efficiency PACKs let you generate zero-carbon electricity from heat – from engines, industrial- or cooling processes. On-site and at incredibly low electricity costs. Installation is simple – plug and play. Standardized and proven industrial components, and intelligent control algorithms ensure highly reliable, low-maintenance operation and optimal electricity generation. Wherever you are in the world.

efficiency PACK

eP 150.200

Facts & Figures

  • Applications: Industry & Power
  • Input power: 2 MW thermal (per module)
  • Heat sources: fluid heat sources above 80 °C (ideal 140 °C), gaseous heat sources above 150 °C
  • Dimensions: 12,2 m x 2,5 m x 2,9 m (W x L x H)



efficiency PACK

eP 050.100

Facts & Figures

  • Applications: Industry & Power
  • Input power: 500 to 1,200 kW_th (per module)
  • Heat sources: fluid heat sources above 80 °C (ideal 140 °C), gaseous heat sources above 150 °C
  • Dimensions: 6,1 m x 2,5 m x 2,9 m (W x L x H)


When integrated in your engine container, they can be fitted in just a few minutes. They are incredibly efficient and highly flexible.

efficiency PACK

eP M 050.100

Facts & Figures

  • Application: marine (e.g. ships)
  • Input power: 560–1,100 kW thermal (e.g. 1 MW engine, per module)
  • Heat sources: Exhaust gas (max. 550 °C), saturated steam (120–180 °C), thermal oil (120–180 °C), warm water (e.g. from jacket cooling, 75–109 °C)
  • Dimensions: 1,096 x 1,396 x 1,982 mm (W x L x H)

The efficiency PACK for marine applications is very compact and easily installed. It is therefore suitable for new-build as well as for retrofit projects.

efficiency PACK

eP 20.30
eP 05.15

Facts & Figures

  • Applications: Industry & Power
  • Input power: 500 kW thermal (per module)
  • Heat load: fluid heat sources above 80 °C (ideal 140 °C), gaseous heat sources above 150 °C
  • Dimensions: 1,54 m x 2,26 m 2,57 m (W x L x H)


The efficiency PACK helps you slash your energy costs and improve your carbon footprint. It is also incredibly easy to install. Its innovative design means you need neither special housings nor additional equipment. Simply plug and play.

ORCAN COOLER

OC 300.800

With our ORCAN cooler we offer a complete new category of cooling solutions for engines and industrial processes. As the only dry-cooler in the world, it does not require any external power, so you can significantly optimize your company`s energy-intensive cooling processes. The ORCAN cooler can be used for cooling temperatures above 65 degrees Celsius, its power range starts at 300 kW thermal and reaches up to several MW.

References

Geothermal plant Kirchweidach

From industry to geothermal energy: Orcan Energy has implemented the first large-scale geothermal project in Kirchweidach. Six efficiency PACKs convert the excess heat from the geothermal plant into electricity in a highly effective manner, saving 4,000 tons of CO2 annually. Even in the complex environment of the geothermal plant, the modules deliver CO2-free electricity economically and with base-load capability. Installation and commissioning were very simple and fast thanks to delivery in containers. In a very short time, it was possible to fully exploit the energy potential of deep heat.

Rederij Doeksen

Optimized energy recycling on board: The high-efficiency catamarans "MS Willem Barentsz" and "MS Willem de Vlamingh" of the Dutch shipping company Doeksen combine particularly environmentally friendly technologies and materials for the first time to make ship operation in the nature-protected Wadden Sea as sustainable as possible. The waste heat is utilized on board with the help of an eP 050.100 efficiency PACK from Orcan Energy. The result of the waste heat utilization: a total saving of 318 tons of CO2, 260,000 liters of fuel and 462,600 kilowatt hours of electricity per year.

Engine Power Plant (South East Asia)

  • 9 Mio m³ of gas saved each year
  • 5 MWel produced fuel-free electricity
  • 100 000 people supplied with sustainable electricity

Our ORC solutions in use

  • 250 systems sold
  • 2 million operating hours
  • 27 000 tons of CO2 emissions saved

CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering

Eight efficiency PACKs will be installed aboard Taiwan's first offshore installation vessel, Green Jade. This will make Orcan Energy part of a massive wind farm project in Asia. The four dual-fuel engines installed will each be equipped with two efficiency PACKs. When all engines are running, the modules generate more than 500 kilowatts of electrical energy from the waste heat on board, thus providing an important building block for the decarbonization of the ship.

 

Adolf Gottfried Tonwerke

Waste heat recovery at the rotary kiln - awarded with the DENA efficiency award 2019

Company

Career at Orcan Energy

Orcan Energy has developed into one of the world’s leading cleantech businesses, driven by an innovative spirit and the unwavering commitment of its employees to making the world a better place in times of climate change. Do you have the fresh ideas and dedication to help write the next chapter of our success story? Then apply now. We believe that each and every one can make a difference.

We are happy to receive unsolicited applications as well. Furthermore, we constantly offer vacancies for trainees and working students in the fields of mechanical engineering, energy systems engineering, electrical engineering, general business administration and/or finance.

Are you an intern and/or working student (m/f/d)? Do not hesitate to submit your unsolicited application!

Vision

We improve the state of the environment. Our aim is to make existing energy supply more efficient and sustainable, both in Europe and around the world. We focus especially on countries with large energy needs.

Find out more about our vision

Management

Orcan Energy is led by physicist and company founder Dr. Andreas Sichert (CEO). He developed his idea of efficient energy usage together with fellow students Dr. Andreas Schuster and Richard Aumann. To this day all three co-founders remain in the company and continue to implement their vision supported by an experienced management team.

Find out more about the Management Board and the Supervisory Board here

Partners

Right from the start, we have benefited from strong partners. In 2011, Orcan Energy gained its first venture partner in Wellington Partners and Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers (KPCB). They were followed by strategic investors E.ON and Aliad, the venture capital subsidiary of global market leader Air Liquide, along with the Swiss impact investment firm Quadia.

Find out more about our partners

Contact

Orcan Energy AG
The efficiency Company

Rupert-Mayer-Strasse 44
81379 Munich

 

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