Exergy was founded in 1999 as engineering and services company for the power and process industries. In 2009 EXERGY launched the innovative and pioneering Radial Outflow Turbine for ORC applications and later adapted the technology to further applications, such as CO2 + steam mixtures. Today thanks to its core technology and with 15 years of power station design experience, Exergy is a leading company of designers, engineers and producers of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) systems for power production from renewable energy sources, including biomass, solar, geothermal energy and waste heat recovery. Today Exergy has a business unit devoted to steam and supercritical CO2applications.
In 2011, the company became a subsidiary of the Italian Maccaferri Industrial Group, sitting within the SECI Energia holding. SECI has an annual turnover of €1.2b with 4,800 employees across the globe.
Exergy undertakes the development and manufacturing process of the turbine and system internally. This includes R&D, testing, engineering, project management and after-sales service. R&D is a key distinguishing feature of the company who work continuously to adapt their technology to suit a diverse range of applications. The R&D global investment is approaching 10% of the turnover.
Exergy embraces a business development model aimed at sustainable growth by focusing on the development of worldwide markets and the up-scaling of plants already in operation.
Thanks to its expertise in turbine design and the familiarity with CPS systems Exergy aims contribute to the project developing a new product with a commercial horizon.
Exergy has already faced the whole basic engineering process followed by the detail design phase, still in progress, aimed to manufacture a first industrial scale CO2 turbine, that is foreseen to be the protoype for a family of turbine of various sizes.
Furthermore, Exergy has already in operation a low pressure, low temperature turbine fed by a 90% CO2 mixture gas for geothermal application.
MAIN TASKS IN PROJECT
Exergy will design in collaboration with City, the full-scale CO2 blend pump and turbine together with the auxiliaries.
Exergy will provide the cost assessment of the full-scale power block based on CO2 blends.