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  • 2006


    The future Zuccato Energia is founded as Enernova Srl by the Italian entrepreneur Alessandro Zuccato and the physicist Beniamino Benato.

  • 2008

    First Experiments

    An intense R&D activity in the area of alternative power generation systems (e.g. Stirling engines and gasification) goes on for a few years.

  • 2009

    Start of R&D activity on ORC systems

    Putting other technologies aside due to their poor efficiencies, Zuc­ca­to Energia­ concentrates its research on Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) systems.

  • 2011

    First Commercial Plant

    Zuccato Energia receives its first order: a plant with two ZE-50-ULH 50-kWE ORC modules for the Rottensteiner firm in Renon (near Bo­zen, South Tyrol)

  • 2012

    First 5 plants installed

    Word of the efficiency and ease of use of the ULH-Series systems spreads: within one year of the first plant, other four plants get installed – the fifth at Veritas, the utility company serving Venice.

  • 2013

    10th plant – the LT Series rolls out

    The success of Zuccato Energia ORC modules goes on unabated: within the years’end the 10th plant is installed, inauguration the new series of modules run by overheated water – the LT Series.

  • 2014

    First Installation Abroad

    In the first months of the year, the first plant outside Italian territory is installed : it’s the Benneckenstein plant, in Germany, in the Saxony-Anhalt länder.

  • 2016

    15th plant installed

    By mid-year Zuccato Energia commissions its fifteenth plant : it’s the 100-kWe genset heat recovery plant in Barnstorf, Lower Saxony (Germany).

  • 2017

    First Overseas Plant

    Two plants for primary production from biomass are commissioned in two farms in Indiana (USA): one 175-kWe single-module plant and a 1-MWe plant based on two paired ZE-500-LT units.

  • 2018

    First plant in the Far East

    At the beginning of the year the first Zuccato Energia module in Asia is installed – it’s the first heat recovery unit for the power generation plant of Heuksando Island, off the shore of South Korea.