Due to the waste heat of industrial processes, the Bipolymer’a physical properties drive the motion of a generator, which in turn generates electricity. We are working to enable the industry to convert its waste heat from exemplary data centers, power plants and factory premises into electricity at less cost than before through these completely novel heat engines.

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German industry could save 37 million tons of CO2 annually
According to the Federal Environment Agency, about 45% of the industrial waste heat generated by production processes has so far remained unused (source: Federal Environment Agency press release). According to the German Energy Agency, the industry alone in Germany could save around 37 million tons of climate-damaging CO2 and five billion euros a year by avoiding and using industrial waste heat and developing a potential of 125 terawatt hours of heat (Source: German Energy Agency).

Low acquisition and maintenance costs
The aim of poligy’s research and development is that the industry can convert the waste heat of its production processes in the temperature range between 50 ° and 200 ° degrees more efficiently than before into electricity. A first prototype already proves that this is possible in principle.

And just like the solar modules for homeowners, the heat engines for the industry can be produced inexpensively. For example, no new production plants need to be built for the industrial bipolymer systems, production is energy-efficient and recycling is cost-effective. For example, the plastic is environmentally friendly and can be used as a building material after recycling.

All this has a positive effect on the total costs and the final price. No existing system will be able to use the waste heat of the industry so profitably, because bipolymers are very inexpensive. In addition, bipolymers are corrosive resistant, thus hardly any maintenance is needed.

Billions of key technology for industrial waste heat
According to a Global Market Insights Inc. study from early 2019, the worldwide waste heat market will grow from $ 40 billion in revenue in 2018 to more than $ 80 billion in revenue in 2025. For Germany, the market researchers expect in the year 2025 with a market turnover of five billion dollars.

Digitization fuels Biploymer market
Every day, new data centers are opened worldwide, thanks to advancing digitization. Data centers will use 20 percent of the world’s electricity for daily use only by 2025 (Source: Data-Economy.com). These data centers will provide gigantic amounts of waste heat at a temperature of around 40 degrees Celsius, which will make the company profitable in the future wants to convert into electricity.

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