The First International Seminar on Organic Rankine Cycle Power Systems (ORC 2011) was held at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands during 22–23 Sept. 2011. The organizers of this symposium approached me with a request for the publication of an “ORC Special Issue.” I readily agreed given the great technical importance of ORC technology for the production of electricity from renewable thermal energy sources of today and future.

Accordingly, all papers published in this special issue went through the rigorous journal review process. Guest associate editors Professor Colonna and Dr. Brasz and the journal associate editor, Professor Chiesa handled all the reviews. This special issue is a result of their hard work, dedication, persistence, and efforts over the past year on behalf of this journal.

I express my deep gratitude and sincere thanks to these individuals. We hope that you will enjoy reading the papers and benefit from...

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