2017 Workshop

The Engine ORC Consortium 2017 Workshop is an open forum for technical sharing and learning about mobile and stationary ORC systems – up to 100 kW net output power.
The 4th annual Workshop will be hosted in Detroit, Michigan between November 15th and 17th, 2017. The three-day program will provide a perfect platform to explore issues of common interest, share successful practices and experiences, debate new concepts with a view to increasing the level of our collaboration and collective impact.

Primary Goals

  • Create an environment for ORC system technical sharing and collaboration.
  • Help define industry standards.
  • Pathway to commercialization for automotive industry.

Technical Areas

  • Working Fluids: Needs, Properties, Characterization
  • Heat Exchanger Technologies: Evaporators/Boilers, Condensers, Recuperators
  • System Modeling: Tools, Approaches
  • System Controls: Requirements, Diagnostics, Approaches
  • Expander Technologies: New Expander Technologies, Market Needs
  • Testing: Requirements, Approaches, Best Practices
  • WHR Application: Light-Duty, Heavy-Duty (Super Truck, No Waste), Stationary, Marine Vessels

Panel Discussions

  • ORC Working Fluids
  • Standardized Testing Practices

November 15th-17th, 2017

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit Marriott Troy
  • Join ORC professionals from around the globe to learn more about ORC system design & development.
  • Participate in technology sharing, leverage development costs, and meet industry experts.
  • Identify government funding opportunities to expand knowledge base.
  • Access technical papers.
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2017 Workshop Schedule

The Engine ORC Consortium 2017 Workshop will feature several technical sessions, panel discussions, and various networking activities. The 2017 Workshop program for Detroit, MI is still being finalized and is subject to change. The below information is current as of August 30th, 2017.
Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
9:00 Registration
9:45 Introductory Remarks
Kevin Laboe, FCA Group
10:10 Keynote Presentation
Dr. Gary SmithExecutive Director, Global Research and Development, GM
Technical Session ONE: WHR Applications Technical Session TWO: System Modeling
11:00 Improving The Total Cost Of Ownership Of Exhaust Heat Recovery Systems By Utilizing The Engine Coolant Heat
Thomas Arnold, IAV GmbH
Optimisation Of Low Grade ORC Whr System Within Practical Constraints
Dr. Alexander Fedotov, TP Group
11:30 Coffee and Networking
Technical Session ONE: WHR Applications Technical Session TWO: System Modeling
12:00 A Comparison Between Achievement From ORC System And Other Technologies For Heavy-Duty Combination Tractors
Yousef Jeihouni, FEV North America Inc.
Waste Heat Recovery Potential Analysis For Heavy Duty Truck Applications Based On Transient Road Cycle Simulations
Thomas Reiche, Volvo
12:30 Efficiency Gains Using Waste Heat To Power On Reciprocating Engines
Tom Brokaw, ElectraTherm
Thermo-Economic Optimization Of Small-Scale ORC Systems For Heat Recovery From Natural Gas Internal Combustion Engines For Stationary Power Generation
Antonio Marco Pantaleo, Imperial College London
13:00 Lunch
Technical Session ONE: WHR Applications Technical Session TWO: System Modeling
14:00 Organic Rankine Cycle Waste Heat Recovery System Net Power Optimization Utilizing Dynamic Programming in Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Applications
Bin Xu, Clemson University
Efficiency Maps Of Reciprocating-Piston Expanders For ORC Applications
Paul Sapin, Imperial College London
14:30 High Temperature Waste Heat Recovery From Gensets With Integrated Pump-Expander Assembly
Alejandro Lavernia, Purdue University
Waste Heat Recovery From ICE Employing Two-Phase Engine Coolant As Working Fluid
Davide Ziviani, Purdue University
15:00 Rankine Cycle, From Thermodybaultnamic Equation To Road Test
Thibault Fouquet, Faurecia
15:30 Coffee and Networking
16:00 Panel Discussion on Challanges and Obstacles for the Mass Production of Automoive ORC-Systems
16:45 Wrap-Up and Closing
Kevin Laboe, FCA Group
19:00 Networking
Thursday, November 16th, 2017
9:30/td> Welcome Back and Recap
Kevin Laboe, FCA Group
9:45 Keynote Presentation
Prof. Eckhard GrollProfessor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
Technical Session THREE: Testing Technical Session TWO: System Modeling
10:30 Oil Circulating Rate Impact In Organic Rankine Cycles For Exhaust Heat Recovery In Heavy Duty Trucks
Rémi Daccord, EXOES
Optimisation of Internal Combustion Engine Coupled with Organic Rankine Cycle with Exergo-Economic Approach
Cedric Rouaud, Ricardo
11:00 Multi-Objective Optimization Of Organic Rankine Cycle Power Systems For Waste Heat Recovery On Heavy-Duty Vehicles
Dr. Muhammad Imran, Technical University of Denmark
11:30 Coffee and Networking
Technical Session THREE: Testing Technical Session FOUR: System Controls
12:00 Experimentation And Modeling Of A 1.5 Kw Axial Turbine For Waste Heat Recovery On A Passenger Car Trough The Use Of A Rankine Cycle
Olivier Dumont, University of Liege
Model Predictive Control for Organic Rankine Cycle Applied to Hybrid Vehicles
Alan Agurto Goya, Jaguar Land Rover
12:30 Control Of Organic Rankine Cycle Based Waste Heat Recovery System
Payam Soulatiantork, Queen’s University Belfast
13:00 Lunch
Technical Session THREE: Testing Technical Session FVIE: Working Fluids
14:00 Preliminary Experimental Study on Vibration Characteristics of Single Screw Expanders
Wei Wang, Beijing University of Technology
Low Gwp Working Fluids For Low Temperature Organic Rankine Cycles In Waste Heat Recovery Applications
Jason Juhasz, Chemours
14:30 A Moving Boundary Modeling Approach For ORC Heat Exchangers Operating With Binary Mixtures
Donghun Kim, Purdue University
15:00 Coffee and Networking
Technical Session THREE: Testing
15:30 Experimental Investigation Of Waste Heat Recovery Using An Organic Rankine Cycle For Heavy Duty Trucks
Max Hombsch, Dana Belgium NV
16:00 Panel Discussion on ORC Working Fluids
16:45 Wrap-Up and Closing
Kevin Laboe, FCA Group
19:00 Dinner and Networking
Friday, November 17th, 2017
9:30/td> Welcome Back and Recap
Kevin Laboe, FCA Group
9:45 Keynote Presentation
Vincent Grelet, PhDTenneco Clean Air Europe
Technical Session SIX: Expander Technologies Technical Session SEVEN: Heat Exchanger Technologies
10:30 Proof Of Concept Project For The Development Of A Linear Motion Piston Expander Device
Dr. Luke Blades, Queen’s University Belfast
System-Level Optimization Approach of Cross-Flow ORC Evaporators
Adrian Folgueira, BorgWarner
11:00 Material Choice for Liquid Cooled Condensers Using an Ethanol / Water Mixture as a Working Fluid
Adam Kimmel, Modine Manufacturing Company
11:30 Coffee and Networking
Technical Session SIX: Expander Technologies
12:00 Design Optimization of Scroll Expander for Waste Heat Recovery from Stationary Internal Combustion Engines
Kunal Bansal, Air Squared, Inc.
12:30 Closing Remarks
Kevin Laboe, FCA Group
12:45 Final Conference Lunch

2016 Workshop Schedule

The Engine ORC Consortium 2016 Workshop took place in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
8:30 Registration
9:15 Introductory Remarks
Kevin Laboe, FCA Group
9:25 Welcome
Prof. Mark Price, Queen’s University Belfast
9:35 An Introduction to the Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy (CASE) and its Role in Industrial-led Innovation
Sam McCloskey, CASE
9:50 Keynote Presentation
Prof. Roy Douglas, Queen’s University Belfast
Guest Speaker, Wrightbus
Technical Session ONE: WHR Applications
Isdell Courtyard
Technical Session TWO: System Modeling
Lecture Room One
10:30 Heat Recovery from Exhaust of an ICE by an ORC
Prof Roberto Cipollone, University of L’Aquila
Transient Model Of Dual Loop Waste Heat Recovery System
Jahedul Islam Chowdhury, Queen’s University Belfast
11:00 Small-Scale ORC for Waste Energy Recovery from a High Efficiency 1kW ICE-SACI Generator System
Davide Ziviani, Ghent University, Purdue University
First and Second Law Analysis Approach for the Study of Internal Combustion Engine Waste Heat Recovery with Organic Rankine Cycles
Simone Lion, Ricardo Deutschalnd GmbH, University of Trieste
11:30 Novel Application for WHR on Stationary Engines
Lionel Macey, ThermTech Ltd.
Beyond the Thermodynamic Analysis in the ORC Fluid Selection Process for Small Scale Applications
Lorenzo Tocci, Entropea Labs
12:00 Optimization of an Invertible HTHP/ORC System for Cooling Water Waste Heat Recovery from Internal Combustion Engines
Bernardo Peris Pérez, University Jaume I
Dynamic Modeling of Waste Heat Recovery Organic Rankine Cycle Systems in the Amesim Platform
Ludovic Guillaume, University of Liege
12:30 Waste Heat Recovery Technologies:
A Broader Assessment and a Coherent Package to Meet the Upcoming 2025 CAFE Standard – Business and Technology Perspective

Sudhi Uppuluri, CSEG
Meeting the Challenge of Organic Rankine Cycle Based Waste Heat Recovery Simulation
John Murray, Mentor Graphics
13:00 Lunch
Technical Session ONE: WHR Applications
Isdell Courtyard
Technical Session TWO: System Modeling
Lecture Room One
14:00 Organic Rankine Cycle for Marine Applications using a New Refrigerant
Léa Verger, Enertime
Lessons Learned from Numerical Modelling of Multiple Heat Source Organic Rankine Cycle for Engine Applications
Dr. Mattia De Rosa, Queen’s University Belfast
14:30 A Tale of Two Circuits: ORCs for Electrical Generators or for Fossil Fuelled Vehicles
Thomas Cromie, AgriAD Power
Thermo-Economic Optimization of Organic Rankine Cycle Systems for Waste Heat Recovery From Exhaust and Recirculated Gases of Heavy Duty Trucks
Ludovic Guillaume, University of Liege
15:00 Organic Rankine Cycles: Challenges in Light Duty Passenger Vehicle Implementation
Eric Lott, Vetri Chandrasekaran, FCA Group
Exemplary Thermoeconomic Assessment of a Small ORC Application Using Dynamic Simulation Models
Adrian Rettig, Lucerne University
15:30 Industrial Waste Heat for Electricity and District Heat Production: Demonstration Plant in a Steel Mill based on ORC Technology for using Electric Arc Furnace Fumes
Miguel Ramirez, Tecnalia Research and Innovation
16:00 Panel Discussion ONE: Controls
Chair: Dr. Ingo Friedrich, IAV
Panel: Dr. Vincent Grelet, Dr. Emanuel Feru, and Dr. Ingo Friedrich
17:15 Wrap-Up and Closing
Kevin Laboe, FCA Group
19:00 Networking
Drinks in Belfast City Centre, Crown Bar, Great Victoria St.
Thursday, September 15th, 2016
9:15 Welcome and Recap
Kevin Laboe, FCA Group
9:20 Piston expanders in ORC Applications
Dr. Christos Markides, Imperial College London
Technical Session THREE: Testing
Isdell Courtyard
9:50 Experimental Investigations of the Valorization of the Exhaust Waste Heat of a Gasoline Engine Based on a Rankine Cycle
Oliver Dumont, University of Liege
10:20 Testing of a Flexible ORC Thermal Architecture
Dr. Angad Panesar, University of Brighton
10:50 Developing a Test Bed for Small-Scale ORC Expanders in Waste-Heat Recovery Applications
Dr. Martin White, Imperial College London
11:20 Coffee
Technical Session FOUR: Controls
Isdell Courtyard
Technical Session FIVE: Working Fluids
Lecture Room One
11:40 Supervisory Control of a Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine with an Electrified Waste Heat Recovery System
Dr. Ir Emanuel Feru, TNO Automotive
Holistic Evaluation of ORC Working Fluids for Mobile Applications based nn Screening of the Pubchem Database
Dr. Markus Preißinger, University of Bayreuth
12:10 Control of ORC based Waste Heat Recovery Systems in Heavy-Duty Vehicles
Shilp Dixit, Flanders Make
Integrated Working-Fluid Design and ORC System Optimisation for Waste-Heat Recovery Using Camd and The Saft-𝜸 Mie Equation Of State
Dr. Martin White, Imperial College London
12:50 Lunch
Technical Session FOUR: Controls
Isdell Courtyard
Technical Session FIVE: Working Fluids
Lecture Room One
13:50 Preview Control of Engine Waste Heat Energy Conversion Systems
Jianhua Zhang, North China Electric Power University
A Cost-Based ORC Design Methodology Applied to a Heavy-Duty Vehicle
Dr. Ir Chris Criens, Flanders Make
14:20 Improving Safe Operation of Organic Rankine Cycle Units in Automotive Applications using Model Predictive Control
Andrés Hernández, Ghent University
Pragmatic Coolant Heat Recovery and Organic Rankine for Road And Off-Road Vehicles
Pierre Leduc, IFPEN
14:50 Performance Assessment of Waste Heat Recovery Rankine Cycle Based System For Heavy Duty Trucks
Dr. Vincent Grelet, ULg / UCBL1
Automotive Waste Heat Recovery: ORC Working Fluid Selection Driven by a Thermodynamic Approach
Dr. Kevin Morgan, Queen’s University Belfast
15:10 Lunch
15:30 Panel Discussion TWO: ORC Working Fluids
Panel: Dr. Markus Preißinger, Dr. Mark Sweeney, and Prof. Roy Douglas
16:40 Wrap-Up and Closing
Kevin Laboe, FCA Group
19:00 Dinner Networking
Conference Dinner, Titanic Belfast
Friday, September 16th, 2016
9:15 Welcome and Recap
Kevin Laboe, FCA Group
9:20 Financing Sustainable Energy Projects
Chris Holmes, Green Investment Bank
Technical Session SIX: Expander Technologies
Isdell Courtyard
Technical Session SEVEN: Heat Exchanged Technologies
Lecture Room One
9:50 Integration and Optimization of a Piston Expander For Exhaust Heat Recovery on a Heavy Duty Truck
Rémi Daccord, EXOES – Rankine Technologies
Modular Evaporator for Rankine Cycle Waste Heat Recovery
Robert Cloudt, Bosal Emission Control Systems
10:20 Expander Technologies: New Expander Technologies and Market Needs
Sam Cockerill, Libertine FPE Ltd.
Engine Waste Heat Recovery and Heat Exchanger Development
Dr. Dong Junqi, Zhejiang Yinlun Machinery
10:50 Aerodynamic Design and Stress Analysis of 100 kW Radial Inflow Turbine For Organic Rankine Cycle System
Dr. Lei Chen, Heavy Engineering Research Association
Novel Heat Transfer Concepts Using R245fa in Organic Rankine Cycle with High Temperature Exhaust Gas
Dr. Haiam Abbas, Heavy Engineering Research Association
11:20 Coffee
Technical Session SIX: Expander Technologies
Isdell Courtyard
Technical Session SEVEN: Heat Exchanged Technologies
Lecture Room One
11:40 Design of a Radial Expander for Organic Rankine Cycle Waste Heat Recovery In High Efficiency Off-Highway Vehicles
Dr. Apostolos Karvountzis-Kontakiotis, Brunel University London
A System-Level Approach to the Development of Optimized ORC Waste Heat Recovery Components For Heavy-Duty Truck
Paul Anschel, BorgWarner Inc.
12:10 Expansion Machine Impact on Heat Exchanger Design for Rankine Cycle Based Heat Recovery Systems for Heavy Duty Trucks Applications
Dr. Vincent Grelet, Tenneco GmbH
12:40 Closing Remarks
Kevin Laboe, FCA Group
12:50 Working Lunch: Incorporating Panel Discussions on Economics and Expander Design
Economics Panel: Kevin Laboe, Chris Holmes, and Thomas Cromie
Expander Design Panel: Dr. Vincent Lemort, Dr. Steve Glover, and Rémi Daccord
13:45 Coach Departs for Banbridge
Tour of AgriAD
16:45 Return Journey to Belfast
17:30 Arrive Belfast City Centre
Kevin Laboe FCA
Tony Li Yinlun
Roy Douglas Queen’s University Belfast
Steve Glover Queen’s University Belfast
Bryce Shaffer Air Squared
Kirk Shaffer Air Squared
Vincent Lemort University of Liege, Belgium
Oliver Dingle IAV
Gary Hunter AVL
Thomas Cromie AgriAd
Arnaud Desrentes Exoès