Greece/Germany: Greece-based cement producer Titan Group and Germany-based Orcan Energy have entered a partnership to explore the development and deployment of Orcan’s innovative modular waste heat recovery (WHR) solutions across Titan’s international cement production base. Orcan’s solution converts cement process waste heat into electricity that it says can accelerate decarbonisation while reducing operational costs. As a first step, the partners will undertake an assessment of where Orcan Energy’s WHR systems can be applied across Titan’s facilities. The study will encompass a thorough pilot site evaluation, starting at several plants within the group. The initial focus will be on recovering waste heat from pre-heaters and clinker coolers.
Samir Cairae, Chief Technology Officer at Titan said “The collaboration with our waste heat recovery partner Orcan Energy has the potential to transform waste heat into zero-carbon clean energy, with a novel but well-proven modular approach.”
Andreas Sichert, chief executive officer at Orcan Energy, said “We are thrilled to partner with Titan to use its vast and valuable waste heat resources. Our technology will help not only to reach the group’s extraordinary decarbonisation ambitions but also to significantly save electricity expenses. Our modular approach will allow Titan to flexibly respond to outside changes in uncertain times.”
Look out for an interview with Orcan Energy in the forthcoming November 2023 issue of Global Cement Magazine