Clean Power has announced results of major tests which were conducted at its facility in Newhaven, East Sussex in the United Kingdom on July 23rd 2009. These tests were important to test the validity of the CESAR technology on purpose designed heat exchanger and new Voith engine and to develop the prototype system that will be tested on the landfill site and on the reefer trucks.
Clean Power Technologies – Exceeds 19KW output from Compact Heat Exchanger
At their Newhaven test laboratory, CPT has successfully demonstrated the power output of their new design of compact heat exchanger.
Tests on CPT’s CESAR System incorporating the Voith Steam Expander were conducted in the presence CPT’s technical team headed by Mike Burns, its CEO, and a representative from Clean Power’s collaborative partners, Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG, (www.voith.com). and the test results produced the power available at the output shaft of the Voith Steam Engine at 16.KW. Subsequent test showed that the heat exchanger produced an output in excess of 19 KW. Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Abdul Mitha commented, ‘This is a major achievement for the company. I am told no one has thus far achieved this level of KW output from small systems which Clean Power and Voith have developed”. Mr Mitha continued, “The company will now focus on developing a purpose designed system which it intends to test on landfill sites in the first quarter of 2010. We are moving on a fast track of development. These tests also provide us a launching pad to proceed with the testing of the reefer systems”.
CPT uses a standard truck sized diesel engine attached to a dynamometer situated within a test cell. This engine when running produces power that is absorbed by the dynamometer. The waste exhaust gas from this engine is captured and fed through a compact heat exchanger. This two stage heat exchanger uses the captured exhaust energy to heat water and produce steam. This steam stage is followed by a super-heater stage that heats the steam yet further to achieve temperatures in excess of 400 Deg C. This high temperature steam produced is used to drive a modern steam engine. Development will continue to increase the efficiency of this unit for its landfill application and CPT is confident that it will achieve outputs of above 25KW by year end as the refinement and further tests continue. Commenting on the test results, Representatives at Voith Messers Stephan Bartoch, Senior Department Manger and Jurgen Berger ‘congratulated the team for getting this very important milestone. Of course they are happy with the results and look forward to seeing further progress in this project”. Mr Bergen continued “An important milestone was reached. This result is really satisfactorily and shows the potential by using the waste heat energy impressively and emphasizes the collaboration between CPT and Voith. We are looking optimistically forward to the next stage of the development.
CPT has been developing their heat recovery technology to be used in a number of industrial applications. The above system has been designed to be as compact as possible to allow integration into refrigerated road transport vehicles. Truck mounted, CPT’s system would use the exhaust heat from the trucks engine to feed their compact heat exchanger. The energy produced, via the steam engine, would be used to power the containers refrigeration system for free. Removing the need to run the refrigeration system’s own diesel engine will not only have environmental benefits but also save the owners and operators a considerable amount of money in fuel costs. CPT is currently working through its development plan for the refrigeration system. This involves, durability testing, environmental testing, package reduction and regulatory body approval. The power currently being produced from the compact heat exchanger is sufficient for this application.
While the work is being carried out, CPT is actively working with partners to install this technology on gas burning generators at land fill sites. Land fill power generation sites use the gasses given off by rotting waste buried in the ground. They collect these gasses and use them to drive large combustion engines that in turn drive generators feeding electrical power back into the grid. As with any combustion engine, these units produce abundant amounts of exhaust gas. CPT plan to install their heat recovery system on these engines and capture this wasted energy. Again by employing modern steam engines CPT will generate more electricity to be fed into the grid. This would be a larger system than that employed on the refrigeration system and hence would have the capacity to produce more electrical power. The time to market for the land fill application of CPT’s technology is far shorter than the development time required for the more complex vehicle based mobile system. As such CPT are working towards running in-field tests on land fill sites in early 2010.
Mr Mitha explained, “Currently companies are working on landfill sites to capture gases with the aim of generating electrical power and feeding it into the grid. Our system will provide fuel efficiency and thereby help the landfill operators to increase their profitability. In the world where operating costs are rising and profit margins are shrinking, our system will make the positive difference. We believe the development of this technology will make CPT a leader in hybrid power steam technology which is environmentally clean and fuel efficient and is designed to provide triple net gains”.
ABOUT CLEAN POWER TECHNOLOGIES
Clean Power Technologies is committed to developing hybrid fuel technology and alternative fuel for a range of vehicles, including locomotives, heavy trucks and light cars, and for industrial usage such as landfill sites. The Company’s proprietary technology significantly reduces pollution through its Clean Energy Separation And Recovery (CESAR) system, which takes otherwise wasted heat from the exhaust of a conventional combustion engine and modifies it through a heat recovery system to generate clean power for the vehicle.
Clean Power Technologies has cooperative research and development agreements in place with one of the USA’s largest grocery chains, freight haulage companies and international engineering corporations. Clean Power Technologies is also working in a collaborative relationship with a leading non-profit environmental organizations in the United states.
Testing of the CESAR system on a Caterpillar C15 diesel engine has recorded a dramatic 40% improvement in fuel efficiency, with a corresponding reduction in the level of emissions. The Company is in advanced stage of the development of this engine, designed for the provision of auxiliary power and trailer refrigeration within the industrial vehicle and grocery truck industries.
The Company boasts a highly experienced engineering team, whose vision and technical capabilities are driving the implementation of this unique hybrid fuel technology. Clean Power Technologies operates out of its development facility in Newhaven, East Sussex, UK.
The Company is listed on OTCBB in the USA and is also listed on XETRA on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
About About CESAR
Clean Power’s Clean Energy Separation And Recovery (CESAR) technology is designed to increase vehicle fuel economy and reducing emissions by capturing and reusing otherwise wasted heat from the exhaust of a conventional combustion engine. A heat exchanger captures waste energy, which is then used to power, a secondary vapour engine that generates electricity. This electricity can then be used to power auxiliary electric engines and supply power to the vehicle ‘primary’ engine, removing the need for items such as the vehicle alternator. Power can be produced solely by the secondary vapour engine even after the primary combustion engine has shut down via a burner.
The CESAR system can be used to power auxiliary truck systems, such as trailer refrigeration and cab cooling or heating, in regulatory ‘no idle’ and ‘quiet’ zones. In addition to initial truck applications, CESAR can be further applied in Clean Power’s well developed passenger car program and also in the locomotive and marine sectors.