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  • ZE-50-ULH : A New Energy Concept

    A low-enthalpy, high-efficiency LT-ORC module that's ideal for waste heat recovery from low temperature thermal sources (e.g. engine cooling jackets, flue gases, geothermal heat)

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    A Rankine-cycle power production module ideal for primary power production in small/medium sized plants when combined with any type of boiler

  • Turn-Key LT-ORC Power Generation Modules

    Our Low Temperature Organic Rankine Cycle power generation modules are all mounted in self-contained skids ready to be integrated in your system by simply connecting them to the thermal loop (hot or overheated water depending on the model).

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We are a 100% italian firm, located in Verona, Italy, working in the field of renewable energies, with particular regard to Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) electric power generation systems , which have several applications in the efficient conversion of waste heat and low-temperature heat into electricity. We are not just system integrator, as we design and build ourselves the special turbines which are the core of our systems.

ULH-Series Modules

50ULH-lato-monitor 720x405The ULH Series energy production modules are ORC systems working on hot water (T≥93°C) and capable of outputting from 30 to 50 kWE of electricity into the grid with a thermal power input of 350 to 550 kWT. Compact, efficient and capable of working under partial loads, they finds their ideal place in applications such as waste heat recovery from engines and industrial processes, small-scale geothermal and solar thermal power generation.

ULH+ Series Modules

ULH PlusThe ULH Plus series systems by Zuccato Energia are ORC modules using hot water (≥95°C) as a vector fluid to produce 200 to 300 kWE by exploiting thermal sources having 2500 to 3600 kWT of thermal power. This makes them ideal for those applications where thermal energy is abundant but temperature is low, such as large-scale waste heat recovery or geothermal applications.

LT-Series Modules

Click here to see the product presentation video The LT-Series energy production modules from Zuccato Energia are ORC systems working on overheated water (T≥160°C) and capable of 100 to 175 kWE output with a 850 to 1280 kWT thermal input. Compact and powerful, they are capable of working under partial loads and represent the ideal solution for small scale or residential power plants (e.g. biogas-fueled or biomass-fueled plants).

CHP Series Modules

175CHP_720x405The CHP Series ORC modules use over- heated water (T≥160°C) as vector fluid and can be switched in a few minutes from CHP mode, producing both 80°C hot water and electric power, to a full- energy mode devoted to hi-performance power generation, thus being ideal systems for applications where hot sanitary water is required.

They Are Using Our ORC Systems

nolo-insegna 170x128Nolotecnica
 
Manager: Nolotecnica Srl
Plant Location : Laives (Bolzano/Bozen, Alto Adige/Südtirol)
Plant Type: 1 x ZE-50-ULH 50 kWE LT-ORC module
Application: Thermal recovery from cooling jackets and flue gases of a vegetable-oil-fueled engine

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The FirmSoccar
 
Manager: Soccar Srl
Plant Location: Laives (Bolzano/Bozen, Alto Adige/Südtirol)
Plant Type: 1 x ZE-50-ULH LT-ORC 50-kWE module
Application: Thermal recovery from cooling jackets and fumes of a vegetable oil- fueled engine

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Cartello con logo Veritas SpAVeritas
 
Manager: Veritas S.p.A.
Plant Location: Mestre (Venice)
Installed Plant: 1 x ZE-50-ULH LT-ORC energy production module
Application: power generation from biomass-fueled boilers / waste heat recovery from the thermal jackets of two hot-air turbines fed by the same boilers.

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rot-insegna 170x128Rottensteiner
 
Manager: Rottensteiner Heinrich & co. Snc
Plant Location: Renon (Province of Bolzano/Bozen, Alto Adige/Südtirol)
Plant Type: 2 x ZE-50-ULH LT-ORC modules
Application: Thermal recovery from cooling jackets and exhaust fumes of two vegetable oil - fueled engines

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cere-insegna 170x128Azienda Agricola "La Ceresina"
 
Manager: Azienda Agricola "La Ceresina" dei F.lli Baldisseri
Plant Location: San Pietro in Gu (Padova, Veneto)
Plant Type: 1 x ZE-50-ULH LT-ORC module in outdoor installation
Application: Thermal energy recovery from cooling jacket and fumes of biogas-fueled engines


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00-npow-azienda 170x128Nordpower
Manager: Nordpower Srl.
Plant Location: Merano/Meran, (Bolzano/Bozen, Alto Adige/Südtirol), Italy
Plant Type: 1 x LT-ORC ZE-50-ULH LT-ORC Module
Application: Waste heat recovery from wood-pellet-fueled Burkhardt gasifiers and from the cooling jacket and flue gases of the MAN engines fueled by the syngas produced by said gasifiers.

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biagi-azienda 170x128Azienda Agricola Biagi Romeo

Manager: Società Agricola Biagi Romeo S.s
Location: Borgoforte (Mantua, Lombardy)
Plant: 1 x ZE-50-ULH LT-ORC module in outdoor container
Application: Waste heat recovery from flue gases and cooling jackets of a biogas-fueled Jenbacher engine

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TeaMar logo 170x128Teatro Marcello
Manager: Teatro Marcello Energy Srl.
Plant Location: Roma, EUR Quarter, on the road to Fiumicino
Plant Type: 1 x ZE-50-ULH LT-ORC Module
Application: Waste heat recovery from wood-pellet-fueled Burkhardt gasifiers and from the cooling jacket and flue gases of the MAN engines fueled by the syngas produced by said gasifiers.

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mrgx-logo 170x128Hotel "La Genzianella"

Manager: N.E.C. One srl
Location: Morgex (Aosta Valley)
Plant: 1 x ZE-40-ULH energy module (see below)
Application: waste heat recovery from cooling jackets and exhaust gases of a vegetable oil-fueled MAN 420 engine

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VegnaduzzoAzienda Agricola Vegnaduzzo

Manager: Azienda Agricola Andrea Vegnaduzzo srl
Location: Arzene (Pordenone, Italy)
Plant: 1 x ZE-150-LT power generation module
Application: Primary energy production in connection with a boiler fueled by chicken dung

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Gilegno logo 170x128Gilegno

Manager: Gilegno di Grossoni Ernesto & Figli Snc
Location: Sommalombardo (Varese, Lombardy, Italy)
Plant: 1 x ZE-100-LT ORC energy production module
Application: Primary energy production in combination with a boiler burning wood chips

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Logo-Agria 170x128Ortoimballaggi

Manager: Ortoimballaggi srl
Location: Acate (Ragusa,Sicily)
Plant: 1 x LT-ORC ZE-175-LT power generation module in indoor installation
Application: Primary energy production in connection with a boiler fueled by wood chips

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mrgx-logo 170x128Hotel "La Genzianella"

Manager: N.E.C. One srl
Location: Morgex (Aosta Valley)
Plant: 1 x ZE-40-ULH energy module (see below)
Application: waste heat recovery from cooling jackets and exhaust gases of a vegetable oil-fueled MAN 420 engine


mrgx-map 277x196The client — the "La Genzianella" hotel — is located in colle San Carlo, Morgex, Aosta Valley, a small town on the road from Aosta to Courmayeur and the Mont Blanc tunnel.  The plant, created by NEC ONE Srl is a ' small-scale power station born to take advantage of the favorable incentives (such as an extremely competitive omnicomprehensive tariff) given by the italian state and the local province for small-scale power generation plants fueled by biomass or other renewable sources.

The LT - ORC system Zuccato Energia supplied for this plant is a single ZE-40-ULH module, i.e. a standard ZE-50 ULH downpowered from 50 to 40 kWe output to take advantage of the smaller thermal input. It operates recovering waste heat from the cooling jackets and the exhaust gases of a single DOOSAN DAEWOO P222LE engine, connected to a 420 kWE generator, which has been modified to run on vegetable oil or animal fats.

A peculiarity of this installation is that the skid on which the ORC system is mounted has been custom modified to fit the available space, otherwise insufficient for our standard skids or competitor systems. Zuccato Energia, as primary manufacturer, has been able to modify the skid layout making it shorter than the standard one, to fit in the underground boiler room used in this installation to reduce the visual and environmental impact

The biofuel currently used by this and other similar power plants (rapeseed oil from certified and tracked EU sources) is an environmentally friendly and renewable power source, made highly competitive by state and regional incentives. Such oil can easily be used as fuel in modified marine engines normally fueled by diesel fuel. The mechanical energy produced is used to operate the plant's main generator, and the energy produced is totally output to the national distribution grid.

As with all biomass-derived fuels, rapeseed oil has virtually zero CO2 impact, as the released CO2 is the same the plant captured when growing. Furthermore, the residue from rapeseed seed pressing can be used as a high-protein foodstuff for cattle.

Below you will find a small photogallery of this installation. Click on an image to see it enlarged.
The Hotel from the frontThe Hotel from the front The back and the new boiler room being builtThe back and the new boiler room being built A general view of the boiler roomA general view of the boiler room The vegetable-oil-fueled MAN 420 engineThe vegetable-oil-fueled MAN 420 engine The engine in detailThe engine in detail The "puffer"(thermal flywheel)and the ORC moduleThe "puffer"(thermal flywheel)and the ORC module Overall view of the ZE-40-ULH ORC moduleOverall view of the ZE-40-ULH ORC module The ZE-40-ULH ORC module in detailThe ZE-40-ULH ORC module in detail The cooling tower in its grid-ceiling roomThe cooling tower in its grid-ceiling room