Hyperganic, Strata and EOS partner to build a more efficient air conditioner that uses less energy
by CM Staff
The targeted result will be a residential A/C unit that is hopefully at least 10 times more efficient, but can also be sold cost-competitive compared to conventional A/C units.
ABU DHABI — Hyperganic, an AI-based engineering platform company with offices in Germany and Singapore, announced that it is partnering with Strata Manufacturing, a UAE-based Advanced Manufacturing Company, and EOS, a supplier for manufacturing solutions via industrial 3D printing technology, to build an efficient residential Air Conditioner (A/C) system.
The International Energy Agency projects that energy demand for air conditioners will triple by 2050 — equivalent to adding 10 new devices every second for the next 28 years. Even today, A/C units account for 20% of global electricity usage.
The strategic alliance between the three companies will try to solve this environmental challenge through advanced engineering and digital manufacturing.
The partners will combine Hyperganic’s Algorithmic Engineering approach with the industrial metal 3D printing process pioneered by EOS, and Strata’s implementation of digital production lines. The targeted result will be a residential A/C unit that is hopefully at least 10 times more efficient, but can also be sold cost-competitive compared to conventional A/C units.
With sustainability as the focal point of the collaboration, the companies plan to show project updates at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP28 to be hosted in the UAE in 2023.
The three partners sealed the collaboration on Jun. 28 at an official signing ceremony witnessed by H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, United Arab Emirates Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology; H.E. Sara Al Amiri, United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology, and Musabbeh Al Kaabi, CEO of UAE Investments at Mubadala Investment Company.
Hyperganic used the event to announce the opening of its Dubai Engineering Office at the beginning of July. Hyperganic’s UAE team, which is expected to grow to 20 engineers by the end of 2022, will work closely with Strata’s team in Abu Dhabi and the EOS team on the implementation of the project.
On the occasion of the signing, H.E. Dr Sultan Al Jaber said: “In line with the directives of our leadership to support and develop the national industrial sector, the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology aims to develop a national industrial ecosystem able to create the kind of partnerships that develop and manufacture innovative local products. This exciting new technology is an ideal example of innovation driving sustainable development and creating a positive economic impact.”