Poligy GmbH


Category: Demand-side innovation

Funding Stage: Early stage

Country: Germany

Award: Participant

Waste Heat Game-Changer

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Heating and electricity are expensive. Consumers have to choose between photovoltaic or solar thermal systems to make the best use of the available space on their roofs. With the bipolymers in combination with water storage tanks one gets novel solar modules, which supply electricity as well as help with heating and hot water.

The customer receives a cost-effective system that helps him with both the expensive electricity costs and the high heating costs. The greatest added value lies in the acquisition costs, which are up to 40% lower, and in the fact that the customer generates his own electricity and hot water.
Above all, from 2020 many government subsidies for the purchase of renewable technologies for end users will cease to apply. This increases the attractiveness of bipolymer energy products.

Industrial customers can convert their unused waste heat into usable electricity. Poligy`s Bipolymere mdules convert heat into electricity according to the same principle into a rotary application. The potential for unused waste heat is colossal. In Germany alone, the conversion of waste heat into electricity could save 4 nuclear power plants or 4000 megawatts of output.

About the Bipolymere:
Our disruptive solution is a Bipolymer with application as a thermal motor capable of generating electrical energy at low temperatures by means of solar or industrial waste heat at low cost. We achieve this by low procurement costs for the initial plastic, as it is very cheap and available in large quantities on the market. The processing is also very cost-effective and can be done with existing production technology with slight modifications.

The next step is to produce Bipolymers with larger dimensions (1*2 m). A production machine is has been developed and partners in the plastics industry are being sought. Both the Bipolymere, the manufacturing process and the applications are highly innovative and therefore have been patented.