SEEDA grant furthers innovative engine technology
23 March 2011
A grant from the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) has enabled ULTRaMo to fund the development of a prototype of its groundbreaking engine. ULTRaMo (Ultra Large Temperature Ratio Motor) is a completely new engine design that has the potential to yield twice the fuel efficiency of existing engine technology by eliminating the majority of its heat losses.
Out of the possible £100,000 maximum grant allowance, ULTRaMo was awarded £88,740. This money has enabled the company to design a proof-of-concept demonstrator of its engine, which is currently under construction. The internal combustion engine has the potential to halve the carbon output in mechanical power applications, and achieve thermal efficiency of 60% – double that of current engines.
“We’ve already invited 17 leading engine, chemical and materials specialists to evaluate our technology. They have all agreed that our theory is based on sound thermodynamics and presents an original solution to the process of converting fuel into power,” said Chrissi Wilkins, managing director of ULTRaMo. “This grant has made a big difference in helping us to develop a working prototype. The ULTRaMo engine has the potential to be the biggest breakthrough the industry has seen since 1876 when Otto built the first practical four-stroke internal combustion engine.”
ULTRaMo is actively seeking technical and commercial development partners across a range of stationary non-utility power generation applications. For more information click here, or contact Bruce Balmer: 07708 929 450.