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'Green Machine' named Popular Science's 'Best of What's New'

Cleantech Energy Pioneer Receives Recognition in Green Tech Category


The following is from the Nov. 12, 2008, edition of MarketWatch. The first commercial installation of the ElectraTherm Green Machine was at SMU in summer 2008.

November 12, 2008

CARSON CITY (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ElectraTherm Inc. ( www.electratherm.com) today announced the editors of Popular Science have named the ElectraTherm Green Machine one of the top technology innovations of 2008.

As a winner of a Best of What's New Award in the Green Tech category, the ElectraTherm Green Machine stands out as the first commercially viable generator to make electricity from low temperature, residual industrial heat that has, until now, gone to waste.

"After four years of research and development, we are thrilled to bring the ElectraTherm Green Machine to market, and pleased to see this ground-breaking technology recognized by Popular Science Magazine," says Richard Langson, CEO of ElectraTherm. "Our technology takes heat and pressure, and turns it into usable power. We believe this clean, green, economic energy solution will have far-reaching impact on industries worldwide."

Using patented heat and pressure recovery technology, ElectraTherm employs its proprietary twin-screw expander to generate fuel-free, emissions-free electricity at the lowest operating costs and fastest paybacks in the industry.

Texas distributor Gulf Coast Green Energy installed the first commercial 50kW ElectraTherm Green Machine this summer at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. The machine has exceeded its 50kW output rating by 20 percent, garnering positive reviews from SMU's world renowned Geothermal Laboratory.

"For 20 years, Popular Science's Best of What's New awards honor the innovations that make a positive impact on life today and change our views of the future," says Mark Jannot, Editor-in-Chief of Popular Science. "PopSci's editors evaluate thousands of products each year to develop this thoughtful list, and there's no higher accolade Popular Science can give." 

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