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EPSRC Reference: EP/R041970/2
Title: A Zero-Emission Closed-loop linear-Joule CYcle (ZECCY) engine generator
Principal Investigator: Roskilly, Professor AP
Other Investigators:
Wang, Dr Y Wu, Dr D Atallah, Professor K
Smallbone, Dr AJ
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Dr B Jia
Project Partners:
Cenex Nissan Northern Gas Networks
Reece Innovation SAIC Motor UK Technical Centre Ltd
Department: Engineering
Organisation: Durham, University of
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 October 2019 Ends: 31 August 2021 Value (£): 630,524
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Combustion Design & Testing Technology
Electric Motor & Drive Systems
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Transport Systems and Vehicles Energy
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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 platform

b. 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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