SBIR Phase I:Catalyst Energy Recovery Utilizing a SuperTurbocharger

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1014354
Agency Tracking Number: 1014354
Amount: $172,762.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: BC
Solicitation Number: NSF 09-609
Small Business Information
200 West Mountain Ave., Suite A-105, Fort Collins, CO, 80521
DUNS: 858768091
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ed VanDyne
 (970) 407-0005
Business Contact
 Ed VanDyne
Title: PhD
Phone: (970) 407-0005
Research Institution
This SBIR Phase I project will develop a mechanical device that provides functionality as a turbocharger and that will recuperate exhaust energy to be transferred to the transmission when boosting is not needed. The innovation is a unique design that integrates turbocharging, turbocompounding, and supercharging into one compact device that uses an infinitely variable speed transmission. The broader/commercial impact of the project will be a reduction in fuel consumption in two ways. First is direct heat and energy recuperation from the exhaust stream. Second is to enable downsizing of internal combustion engines as a means to increase fuel economy. Turbocharging can be used for that purpose but adds driveability issues (turbo-lag). The proposed innovation could solve this problem.

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