Heat to Power

Illustrative Applications

Power Using Wasted Heat From Industrial Processes

The U.S. Department of Energy has calculated that if waste heat from industrial processes could be converted to electricity, it would total 20 trillion kW hours annually. This would amount to 5 times the actual total U.S. electricity consumption in 2022.

The sources of wasted heat in industry are innumerable and easily tapped.


Obvious sources include those from nuclear and traditional power plants, foundries, smelting pots, refineries, chemical production, and glass & cement making.


A few of the many examples of less obvious, and abundant, heat sources include those from stationary reciprocating engines, and gas compression facilities.


PwrCor technology is also uniquely positioned to facilitate the Energy Transition initiative by creating power from heat generated in the production of Hydrogen and Ammonia as well as from fuel cells, thereby reducing cost of operations


Wherever it can be used, the PwrCor technology reduces environmental impacts. And the benefits are not simply environmental -- paybacks have been shown to be extremely rapid, proving its economic benefit.

Power from Geothermal Sources

Since all market and scientific attention has been focused on the higher-temperature geothermal opportunities both within the U.S. and internationally, there is no

real assessment of the size of the lower-temperature geothermal market opportunity that PwrCor’s technologies and techniques are now opening up.


Best estimates place the size of the market at least 3 times the existing opportunity, or over 20,000 Megawatts (20 Gigawatts) in the U.S. alone – and possibly

as great as 10 times the existing market.


PwrCor can be deployed in three major ways –

(1) provide solutions to the new and totally unexploited low and ultra-low-grade geothermal market,

(2) improve the efficiency of the existing high-temperature geothermal installations by tapping the remaining waste heat after the primary heat cycle is complete (bottoming cycle), and

(3) utilize geothermal and other wells which were drilled at great expense but which yielded heat flows of too low a temperature or inadequate volume, especially attractive because the sunk cost of these unutilized wells can now be recouped.


There are enormous and largely unexploited low-grade geothermal heat sources throughout the United States. Most of these have been identified and mapped. These vast geothermal resources are as yet untapped because older competing technologies are incapable of converting low volume heat flows of low-grade heat into power economically.

Powering the Production of Clean Water

PwrCor technology can be used to convert low levels of heat from any source - including industrial, geothermal, or solar - into sufficient mechanical power to drive

reverse osmosis equipment wherever there is access to water, including sea water – without even having to produce electricity. 


PwrCor’s ability to generate power from solar heat enables the purification of water practically anywhere in the world.