Acceleware announces CTI collaboration with Aurora Hydrogen
by CM Staff
Initial testing and design work has begun, while Acceleware and Aurora seek funding for this integration work.
CALGARY — Acceleware Ltd. announces that following six months of operation of its Clean Tech Inverter at the commercial-scale RF XL pilot project at Marwayne, Alberta, the Company is now working to develop new CTI industrial heating applications via collaborative partnerships. This effort commences with a collaboration between Acceleware and Aurora Hydrogen Inc. to produce CTI-powered clean hydrogen via methane pyrolysis.
The collaborative nature of Acceleware’s CTI expansion strategy reportedly allows the Company to maintain continued focus on the execution of the Pilot and the subsequent commercialization of RF XL technology, while also leveraging the power of its CTI for other high value use cases.
With the intent of accelerating time to commercialization for a clean hydrogen product, the Acceleware and Aurora collaboration effort will aim to demonstrate efficiency improvements resulting from the use of Acceleware’s proprietary and patent-pending silicon carbide CTI as the energy source for Aurora’s patent-pending pyrolysis process. Initial testing and design work has begun, while Acceleware and Aurora seek funding for this integration work. Acceleware intends to leverage its past experience in securing non-dilutive funding and is exploring other avenues to finance the development of CTI technologies.
Acceleware’s CTI is an industrial heating technology platform that could enable the decarbonization of heavy emitting industrial heating processes via highly efficient delivery of radio frequency (RF) energy. The patent pending CTI heating ‘engine’ uses leading edge SiC technology that results in over 98 percent conversion efficiency from electricity to RF energy. CTI is reliable, can be adapted to multiple industrial heating applications, and is highly scalable.
Aurora is developing a technology to generate low-cost, clean hydrogen directly at the point of use, reportedly eliminating the need for costly hydrogen transportation.
Geoff Clark, CEO of Acceleware said, “we are very excited to be working with the Aurora team. This collaboration is a great opportunity to advance Acceleware’s vision of decarbonization at a global scale. Together, we see terrific potential for the CTI to improve the efficiency of the Aurora reactor while also establishing a fast-track to scale up industrial hydrogen production.”
“Aurora is very pleased to be working with Acceleware on developing what we believe could become the most efficient, scalable, and flexible hydrogen production process in the world,” said Andrew Gillis, CEO of Aurora Hydrogen. “We see great potential for the CTI to help us achieve these goals even sooner than anticipated and look forward to next steps.”