Creating a brighter future
Putting us back in context, the current energy system is
operating at a too high environmental and economic cost
and the transport sector is responsible for around ¼
greenhouse gases (GHG) mainly using polluting combustion
engines. The world urgently needs to transit into a zero
carbon economy and the GREC thermal applications will
strongly contribute to these goals.
Here’s where we are today
The concept is in its early stages and nilsinside
with locations in Sweden, France and the UK is open for
partners in the whole world to bring the project forward,
and to share the huge potential of the GREC engine and its
wide applications opportunities
within the energy field. We need financial support as well as
direct support to the project in different ways from basic
maths calculations and modelling to building our next real prototype.
Even though promising estimations of the GREC power output
at low temperature differences was shown by the first "wooden"
Lab Model, these calculations will have to be repeated. (The
"wooden" model got stuck, unfortunately)
The good news is that we are getting closer
to finding these key factors.
At FabLab in Brassac, France, we are currently working on
updating the first "wooden" version of the GREC Lab-Model.
FabLab invested in a CNC cutter thar we used to provide perfect
out-cuts for a new GREC Lab-Model version 2.
The purpose of the Lab-Model version 2 is to, in the near future,
provide us with a fundamental parameter called HTC,
the Heat Transfer Coefficient, which will bring the project
to a new exciting level.
Click this link to see
current status of the project.
The HTC is the key to verifying the already exciting calculations
methods and model. More importantly, it will unlock further
simulations regarding the dimensioning of the GREC motor in
the function of temperature difference and wanted power output.
In Sweden the
University of Linköping made a successfull study to document and simulate
the mechanisms of the heat transfer inside the GREC, and to
document methods of calculation for this internal heat transfer. This
research continues at University of Linköping
In the UK, nilsinside is setting up the "Solar2Work" project.
which will develop and run a span of different "direct solar to
motion" applications in the UK and worldwide. Solar2Work will also,
with the help of future partners, build a proof of concept or
rather a complete working prototype of the GREC in a solar
thermal application. GREC aims to slow down climate change.
nilsinside AB and the Solar2Work project are open for partners
and searching for co-funding to bring the project forward
from proof of concept into real Green Revolution Energy Thermal
Applications (GRETA) without emissions. The carbon dioxide free choice!