SBIR Phase I:Catalyst Energy Recovery Utilizing a SuperTurbocharger

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$172,762.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1014354
Award Id:
99159
Agency Tracking Number:
1014354
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
CT1
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
200 West Mountain Ave., Suite A-105, Fort Collins, CO, 80521
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
858768091
Principal Investigator:
Ed VanDyne
PhD
(970) 407-0005
ed@vandynesuperturbo.com
Business Contact:
Ed VanDyne
PhD
(970) 407-0005
ed@vandynesuperturbo.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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