Turning waste heat into energy

Viking Heat Engines’ solutions generate electricity and usable heat from heat that is currently being squandered in industrial processes.

At a glance

  • Increased energy efficiency and reduced CO₂ emissions
  • Wide range of heat sources can be used
  • Scalable solutions suitable for numerous industrial applications

The world must dramatically reduce its dependence on fossil fuels if it is to achieve the goals outlined in the Paris Agreement. One way of doing this is for industry to exploit energy that has already been generated in the form of waste heat.

Turning waste heat into electricity

Viking Heat Engines’ CraftEngine is an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) system that transforms low-temperature waste heat (from 80 °C+) into electricity. It can make use of waste heat from a number of sources, including generator engine exhaust, thermal conversion of biomass and garbage incineration.

The CraftEngine can also produce usable heat (CHP) when input temperatures are higher than 150 °C.

Heat pump for clean high-temperature heat

The HeatBooster is an industrial heat pump generating high-temperature heat (up to 160 °C) from waste heat and other low-temperature heat sources. This environmentally friendly heat pump can replace the energy-intensive gas, oil and electric boilers which are used today to generate the high-temperature heat needed to power industrial processes.

Electricity for off-grid communities

Viking Heat Engines’ solutions are not limited to industrial applications. Some 1.1 billion people worldwide do not have access to electricity. The CraftEngine is a vital component of a unique waste-to-energy solution developed by TeamTec, a world-leading Norwegian incinerator company. The system generates clean renewable electricity and heat without being connected to the public grid. It can thus provide power to communities living off-grid, while at the same time helping to tackle the global waste problem. Viking Heat Engines has also teamed up with SuperBrix in Colombia to turn biomass waste into electricity to power rural farms in off-grid areas.

Concrete benefits

The CraftEngine is highly scalable and flexible. It can easily adapt to fluctuations in the supply of heat and demand for electricity without compromising efficiency. It is ideal for use on board marine vessels with diesel and gas generator sets or in industrial applications that create waste heat.

The HeatBooster can be used for numerous industrial applications, ranging from food processing to steel and car manufacturing and all types of processes that require drying.

Market potential

The global waste heat to power market is predicted to grow to over USD 30 billion by 2024. The global industrial heat pump market is still in its infancy, but is expected to grow extensively in coming years because heat pumps can run on industrial waste heat instead of fossil fuels.

Viking Heat Engines is based in Norway, with production and testing facilities in Germany. In 2017, the company was granted a EUR 30 million venture debt loan from the European Investment Bank.

Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals

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Ingrid Lofnes
HeatBooster - Business Development Manager
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Company info

Viking Heat Engines AS
PO Box 22, NO-4661 Kristiansand, Norway
+47 38 10 41 00
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At a glance

  • Increased energy efficiency and reduced CO₂ emissions
  • Wide range of heat sources can be used
  • Scalable solutions suitable for numerous industrial applications

Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals

Get in touch

Ingrid Lofnes
HeatBooster - Business Development Manager
Contact

Company info

Viking Heat Engines AS
PO Box 22, NO-4661 Kristiansand, Norway
+47 38 10 41 00
Contact