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Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC): PureComfort®, PureCycle®

UTC is at the forefront of the drive for energy efficiency and sustainability, and two areas of technical focus at UTRC include Cooling, Heating and Power (CHP) systems for building applications and renewable power generation technologies.

Over the past five years, UTRC has developed CHP technologies that have been commercialized by UTC Power as the PureComfort® power solution -- an ultra-efficient natural gas driven combined cooling, heat and power solution, capable of satisfying your building's energy needs with or without the grid. The highly integrated solutions and unique chiller design reach efficiencies up to 90 percent.

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An example of renewable power generation technologies is UTRC's Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC), commercialized and branded by UTC Power as the PureCycle® power solution.

This technology has been recognized by the geothermal power community as one of the most significant advancements in geothermal power generation in the last 100 years. It is recognized for enabling the lowest temperature geothermal source temperature (165 degrees Fahrenheit) to generate power commercially.