Frost & Sullivan has recognized MTPV Power Corporation’s EBLADE™ Power Platform with the 2017 Global Technology Leadership Award for Global Waste Heat Recovery Solutions. Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents the Technology Leadership Award to the company that demonstrates uniqueness in developing and leveraging new technologies that deliver significant customer value.

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MTPV has revolutionized the waste heat recovery market by introducing its core technology, micron-gap thermophotovoltaics, into its EBLADE™ Power Platform, which converts waste heat directly into electricity and provides end users with energy savings, emissions reductions, and clean, reliable power generation,” said Chirag Rathi, Consulting Director at Frost & Sullivan.

Frost & Sullivan notes that MTPV’s platform uses state-of-the-art photovoltaic semiconductors placed less than a micron away from an emitter—reducing energy loss between the emitter and receiver—and cost-effectively converting infrared light into electricity. Each EBLADE™ device uses semiconductor chips as its building blocks, and arrays of devices can be deployed to meet customer power needs. The solution’s exceptional modularity allows end users to scale the platform to their needs, providing both a cost-effective and space-efficient solution. Unlike traditional heat engines that require a large infrastructure footprint, the EBLADE™ platform can be housed inside existing waste streams, such as exhaust tunnels, thermal oxidizers, and flares, allowing for easy retrofits that do not interrupt upstream processes. In addition, depending on the number of MTPV devices employed, the power output from the platform can generate multiple megawatts of electricity to create significant energy savings.

MTPV’s disruptive technology is the only commercialized high-temperature waste heat recovery solution on the market and is generating significant industry interest, said Rathi. “Looking ahead, MTPV’s second generation technology targeting lower temperatures can be combined with its existing high-temperature (600-degrees or above) EBLADE™ platform, offering operators a compelling hybrid waste heat recovery solution”

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