Rotterdam, NY February 5, 2013: Cleantech company Ener-G-Rotors, Inc. has been selected to participate in the Technology Showcase at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency –Energy (ARPA-E) Technology Innovation Summit to be held on February 26th and 27th in National Harbor, MD. The Technology Showcase at ARPA-E highlights America’s next generation of transformational technologies and includes a highly selective group of companies and research organizations.
“We are excited to participate in and showcase our GEN4 solution at the Technology Showcase at ARPA-E”, Michael Newell, CEO of Ener-G-Rotors said. “The GEN4 provides a unique economic advantage for a wide-range of global industries by efficiently generating power from low-temperature waste heat. We’re looking forward to this opportunity to demonstrate our transformative technology and energy solution with the many cutting-edge energy technologies at one of the Department of Energy’s premier events.”
The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit brings together thought leaders from academia, business, and government to discuss cutting-edge energy issues and facilitate relationships to help move technologies into the marketplace. The Summit’s strategic combination of leaders makes it an important forum for developing energy solutions that will enable America to out-innovate its global competitors.
Ener-G-Rotors’ flagship product, the GEN4, efficiently converts low-temperature waste heat (150°F-250°F) to carbon free electricity. The GEN4 is designed for application in industrial processes, commercial buildings, solar thermal collectors, geothermal sources, biomass boilers and combustion engines. A modular system, the GEN4 is installed close to the heat source and generates power based on a breakthrough heat engine technology. The device creates no waste and uses heat that would otherwise be exhausted into the atmosphere. The GEN4 pays for itself in as little as two years.
Ener-G-Rotors first developed its technology at the 5kW level at the company’s former location on Erie Boulevard in Schenectady. Recognizing significant global market opportunities, the company shifted its focus from the 5kW unit to a 30kW – 60kW system. In 2010 the firm moved and expanded its operations within a large, state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing facility in Rotterdam, NY. Ener-G-Rotors has received funding through a combination of private investments, including a $1.5 million venture investment from Bright Capital, and $2.4 million in grants from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. The company recently received an ESTCP Grant from the Department of Defense for a demonstration project at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY.