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Reference Number EP/R041970/2
Title A Zero-Emission Closed-loop linear-Joule CYcle (ZECCY) engine generator
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Transport) 25%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electric power conversion) 75%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor A P Roskilly
No email address given
Sir Joseph Swan Institute
Newcastle University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 October 2019
End Date 28 February 2023
Duration 41 months
Total Grant Value £630,524
Industrial Sectors Energy; Transport Systems and Vehicles
Region North East
Programme NC : Engineering
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor A P Roskilly , Sir Joseph Swan Institute, Newcastle University (99.996%)
  Other Investigator Dr K Atallah , Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Sheffield (0.001%)
Dr AJ Smallbone , Mechanical and Systems Engineering, Newcastle University (0.001%)
Mr Y Wang , Sir Joseph Swan Institute, Newcastle University (0.001%)
Dr D Wu , Sch of Engineering, Newcastle University (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Nissan Technical Centre Europe Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Cenex (0.000%)
Project Contact , SAIC Motor UK Technical Centre Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Northern Gas Networks (0.000%)
Project Contact , Reece Innovation (0.000%)
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Abstract Over thirty six months, this project aims to demonstrate the potential of a highly disruptive zero emission, high efficiency electricity generator concept for use in transport and power generation applications. A Zero-Emission Closed-loop linear-Joule CYcle (ZECCY) engine generator which yields only liquid water as an emission (i.e. no particulates, or gas phase emissions). As such, it is analogous with hydrogen-fuel cell technology but more lightweight, potentially more efficient and based on a well-established UK manufacturing base.This project will demonstrate the true potential of this technology for vehicle applications by:a. Completing the manufacture, assembly and commissioning of a concept demonstrator through the development of an existing test platformb. Gather the evidence required to advance the project successfully by conducting a robust testing programme underpinned by rigorous simulation and performance improvement.c. Establish the future case of ZECCY generator technology through the development of a technical and commercial roadmap to deployment.
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