The video shows waste steam emissions from a paper factory. If we estimate that there are about 300 liters of steam blown off per second, then this amounts to 677 kW of thermal energy. Our technology could generate about 60 kW of electricity from this currently unused resource – enough for 60 houses.
Our condensing engines use the condensation of steam and the arising vacuum as driving force, not the pressure of steam. This means, that these engines can run with very low temperatures of 100C, and possibly even less than that! We have built two model engines already, and now want to move into serious power (well, serious for say one house,,). This means, building a 1/2 bhp or 400 Watt engine.
Unfortunately, getting funding for this technology from the government proved to be very difficult, not to say impossible. So, we will appeal to the people in general, through ..
Our aim is, to get £40k, or US$50k. This will be sufficient to build and test a 400 Watt engine.
The plan is, to start the campaign on 23.03.2020.
Well, but why should you contribute?
Good question. There’s a couple of excellent reasons:
- To support a promising technology which can contribute to reduce CO2 emissions world wide.
- To get the absolutely excellent steam punk T-Shirt we will produce.
- If you feel like contributing more, say £500 / US$650, then you will get access to pictures and video coverage from the tests, and also to the test results. This will allow you to assess whether this technology is promising or useful for your applications.
- For even higher sums, we will try to give you the option to buy a condensing engine at cost-price. Plus of course the T-shirt and the videos and test results.