Tapping into the Potential

Geothermal power plant

Atlas Copco Gas and Process supports a wealth of environmentally friendly applications.

We offer solutions for all current binary cycle technologies for waste-heat and energy recovery, as well as pressure letdown applications. Our experts work closely with customers on groundbreaking projects, including some of the world’s most efficient binary cycle plants.

Our Geothermal Competence Center (GCC) based in Reykjavik, Iceland, consisting of leading geothermal experts, supports customers throughout the world in optimizing their energy-recovery projects and is instrumental in researching new methods to enhance Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) design.

Our wide offering of renewable technology options includes:

Solutions that Do More:

  • Expert guidance from our Geothermal Competence Center
  • Technical and engineering know-how matched with project management expertise
  • Customized expanders capable of high efficiency over a wide range of flow variations and processes

Energy recovery from geothermal resources

We enable customers to use highly efficient binary cycle technology and unlock the power potential of medium-to-low-temperature geothermal resources, between 100°C to 200°C. Advances in this technology have greatly expanded the number of geothermal sources that can generate electricity and rendered geothermal power increasingly cost-effective.

Large geothermal plant at dusk
Birdview of a large ORC plant in a forest area

Energy recovery from waste heat

Waste Heat Recovery utilizes heat that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere and converts it to power. Atlas Copco Gas and Process turboexpander generators are at the heart of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) systems, which generate electricity from a wide range of possible sources - such as industrial furnaces and combustion engines - in industries as varied as steel, oil refinery, and paper production.  

Cold energy recovery

Cold energy conversion systems transform the cold energy created through vaporization of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) at receiving terminals into electricity. The technology is not only extremely useful for electrical generation in more isolated locations but, thanks to its efficiency, it presents a practical alternative for power generation in less remote settings.

Large liquified natural gas tanker on the ocean

Pressure letdown applications

Natural gas is stored in the earth under extreme pressure, and before it can be sent to end-users and customers, this pressure must be significantly reduced. Natural gas pressure reduction stations represent a growing field for emission-free electricity generation, using the natural pressure of gases to run Atlas Copco Gas and Process expanders and create power.