Clean Power Technologies has signed a collaboration agreement with Voith Turbo to develop steam and heat energy recovery engines for Clean Power’s proprietary heat recovery technology for grocery refrigeration trailers.
Under the terms of the agreement, Clean Power and Voith will analyse data from the testing of an existing refrigeration engine, and the results will be used to build and test a new engine that incorporates Clean Power’s heat recovery technology. Clean Power is currently collecting initial data from an existing refrigeration engine.
There are more than seven million refrigerated trailers in the
Clean Power’s proprietary automotive hybrid technology, Clean Energy Storage and Recovery (CESAR), captures otherwise wasted exhaust heat of a conventional combustion engine and utilises the recovered heat as steam to generate clean power for the vehicle. The technology provides 40 per cent better fuel efficiency and a corresponding reduction in emission levels, as verified by comprehensive tests.
Abdul Mitha, president and chief executive officer of Clean Power Technologies, which operates out of its development facility in Newhaven, East Sussex, said: ’We are confident that this collaboration will produce an engine that will be one of the most fuel-efficient and least polluting engines available on the market.’