The Laboratory of Organic Rankine Cycles and their Applications focuses primarily on the development and testing of device prototypes based on the principle of the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC), their components and optimization leading to the production of competitive solutions on the market.
We follow two directions of using ORC technologies – recycling of waste heat in industry and combined production of electricity and heat from biomass of low outputs.
In the application area, we are further developing solutions for the concept of so-called Carnot batteries, i.e. storing electricity with the help of waste heat. We work intensively with an industrial partner on solutions.
Our research activities relate mainly to combinations of heated circuits and the development of expanders for these circuits.
The largest volume of contract research is carried out in the creation and implementation of innovative energy concepts in industrial enterprises and in the heating industry. We also solve partial development tasks for the development of our partners' technologies.
Deputy head of the Building Energy Systems research department and head of the LORCA research teamIng. Jan Špale
ResearcherIng. Petr Mydlil
ResearcherIng. Václav Novotný
ResearcherIng. et Ing. Jan Pavlíčko
ResearcherIng. Jiří Šantín
ResearcherIng. Daniel Suchna
ResearcherBc. Michal Tobiáš
ResearcherIng. Václav Vodička, Ph.D.
ResearcherIng. Zbyněk Zelený