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.
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.
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.
Terrapin confirms the temperature and flow rate of your waste heat
You agree to purchase all power generated at competitive rates
Terrapin handles all install costs, service and maintenance
Your operations now consume clean, renewable power on-site