Terrapin creates Power from lOw temperature Waste Heat

The Opportunity

Waste heat is all around us. It's time we harness it.

A major gap exists in today's technology marketplace. Very little technology exists that can produce power from waste heat sources between 80°C and 130°C. Terrapin is going after this market aggressively by developing our proprietary Terrapin Waste Heat Generator (i.e. The Terrapin Engine). Our technology produces clean, base-load power from any source of waste heat.

  • The opportunity with Oil & Gas Wells

    Estimates are that over 50,000 of Alberta 455,000 existing oil and gas wells are hot enough to deploy the Terrapin Engine on.

  • The Opportunity at Industrial Facilities

    A large SAGD site can lose over 17 terrajoules of waste heat daily. Harnessing this could provide power for 60,000 homes.

  • The Opportunity in renewables

    Carbon pricing and strong demand make base-load renewables increasingly valuable.

The Technology

Low Temperature Performance

The Terrapin Waste Heat Generator has been built from the ground up to focus on waste heat sources as low as 80°C. This technology is particularly suited to climates with low average ambient air temperatures.

Backed by global research excellence

Terrapin’s proprietary technology was spun out of the University of Alberta in the Spring of 2016 under the guidance of Dr. Jonathan Banks and Dr. David Nobes. Terrapin continues an on-going research partnership with the U of A.

Continuous Research and Development

Terrapin constantly strives to increase the efficiency of our waste heat generation technology. Future projects will focus on multi-unit coupling, friction reduction and novel means of heat transfer.

Designed for modularity and flexibility

Terrapin’s power system is scalable based upon the temperature and flow rate of the available heat source. We can scale from single unit systems to multi-megawatt installations.

The Value

If you have a source of waste heat, Terrapin has a turn key solution with no upfront capital costs. Call us at 587.525.9923 to learn more about turning your waste heat into power.

The TEam

Terrapin Geothermics is managed by a diverse team of energy and entrepreneurial experts
Dr. Jonathan Banks
Dr. Jonathan Banks
Technology Inventor
Jonathan is an inventor and research scientist at the U of A. He is at the forefront of geothermal exploration in Western Canada, as well as a pioneering figure in low – temperature, micro – geothermal generation.
Tim Grover
Tim Grover
CEO
Tim has 20 years experience planning, financing and launching new businesses. Tim founded Shop Home Express Inc, a thriving venture that he took public in in 1999 with a highly successful IPO.
Ryan Maxwell
Ryan Maxwell
Executive Chairman
Ryan oversees Terrapin’s legal and financial activities. Ryan has owned & managed several privately held companies, from small retail outlets to multi-million dollar ventures across industries including oil & gas, water and real estate
Sean Collins
Sean Collins
President
Born and raised in Alberta, Sean has lived and worked throughout Alberta’s energy industry. After Co-founding global non-profit, Student Energy, Sean then helped Sustainitech commercialize their unique vertical farming technology. Sean is a proud member of Alberta’s Energy Futures Lab.
Stean Smith
Stean Smith
COO
Stean has over 20 years experience in developing and operating profitable business. Previously Stean managed LPI Group which included strategic development for some of the world’s largest companies including Labatt, Coca-cola and Sobey’s.
Jake Bainbridge
Jake Bainbridge
Director of Engineering and Technology
Jake is Terrapin’s Senior Engineer. After originally studying Aerospace Engineering in the UK, Jake moved to Alberta to work in Canada’s Oil & Gas industry. Jake oversees technology development and industrial projects for Terrapin
Ryan Dick
Ryan Dick
Director of Market Development
Ryan has a deep background in project development, financing and PPA negotiations for renewable energy projects. Ryan returned to Alberta to work with Terrapin after stints in Ecuador and Silicon Valley.
Cindy Wrobel
Cindy Wrobel
Administration and Research Coordinator
Cindy handles all administration and research duties at Terrapin. With an illustrious career across multiple industries, Cindy is to Terrapin’s day to day operations.
Ken Chapman
Ken Chapman
Senior Advisor
Ken Chapman is a veteran of Alberta’s energy system. Ken works with Go Productivity and is the former Executive Director of the Oilsands Developers Group.
Kali Taylor
Kali Taylor
Advisor
Kali Taylor is a co-founder and the original Executive Director of Student Energy. Kali currently works with the International Institute for Sustainable Development in Geneva and is an advisor to Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna.
Kelly Ogle
Kelly Ogle
Advisor
Kelly is a senior oil and gas executive and former CEO of Connacher Oil & Gas. Kelly assists Terrapin in connecting with well owners and inputting the needs of the oil & gas industry
Chris Best
Chris Best
Advisor
Working in the Alberta Electricity Industry since 1998, Chris has a deep understanding of the nuances of Alberta’s deregulated electricity market. Chris helps Terrapin with all aspects of the electricity industry, specifically regulation and compliance for small projects.

Contact Terrapin Geothermics

Call us at 587.525.9923 or email below to transform your waste heat into clean, stable power.