Creating a brighter future
Putting us back in context, the current energy system is
operating at too high an environmental and economic cost
and the transport sector is responsible for around ¼
greenhouse gases (GHG) mainly using polluting combustion
engines. The world urgently needs to transit into a zero
carbon economy and the REC applications will strongly
contribute to these goals.
Here’s where we are today
The concept is in its early stages but nilsinside is working
with several partners in Sweden, France and the UK to
bring the project forward. The partners understand the huge
potential of the motor and its wide applications opportunities
within the energy field. These partners are helping in
different ways from basic maths calculations and modelling
to building a lab prototype.
Even though promising estimations of the REC power output
at low temperature differences have been made from the
existing demonstrator, these calculations will have to be
demonstrated. The good news is that we are getting close
to finding these key factors.
FabLab in Brassac, France, is currently working on updating
a version of the first REC Lab-Model.
The program invested in a CNC cutter which will be used
to provide perfect out-cuts for the REC Lab-Model ver 2.
The purpose of this Lab-Model is to, in
the near future, provide a fundamental parameter called HTC,
the Heat Transfer Coefficient, which will bring the project
to a new exciting level.
The HTC is the key to verifying the already exciting calculations
methods and model. More importantly, it will unlock further
simulations regarding the dimensioning of the REC motor in
the function of temperature difference and wanted power output.
In Sweden, nilsinside is working together with ALMI (Swedish
government) and the University of Linköping in order to
understand the mechanisms of heat transfer inside the REC
and seek new methods of calculation.
In the UK, nilsinside is currently setting up Yin Spin Yang Ltd.
which will develop and run a large span of different applications
in the UK and worldwide. Yin Spin Yang will also, with the
help of partners, build a proof of concept – a prototype
which will help industries to go from the “No, it’s too good
to be true – don’t believe it until I see it” to the “Holy
Spin, this is actually working! Let’s work together!” stage.
nilsinside AB and Yin Spin Yang Ltd. are looking for partners
and searching for co-funding to bring the project forward
from proof of concept into real industrial applications.