Oregon startup converts exhaust into electricity

Oregon startup converts exhaust into electricity

Hillsboro startup Regenergy365 makes devices that convert HVAC systems' exhaust into electricity.

“There aren’t any competing technologies, but we’ll be competing for the same energy efficiency dollars,” [founder and CEO Jeff] Gilbert said. “Others just save energy, though; we provide a choice for what to do with it.”

The patented Exhaust Capturing Electrical Regeneration Device (ECERD) is essentially a group of mini wind turbines that mount onto cooling towers, vents or fan decks. When the exhaust from a building’s HVAC system blows out, the device turns that by-product, which Gilbert calls “synthetic wind energy,” into electricity.

Read more at The Daily Journal of Commerce.

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