MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—A Canadian cleantech company has been recognized by consulting firm Frost & Sullivan for its innovative waste heat recovery technology used in the automotive and heavy truck markets.
EnerMotion Inc., based in Bolton, Ont., was named this year’s winner of the North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation Leadership for its Hybrid Power and Energy Recovery (HYPER) system.
The company’s HYPER technology captures wasted heat from a vehicle’s engine and uses it to drive a refrigeration cycle, generating cold or hot energy that can be used to regulate the temperature of the vehicle for up to 10 hours without burning additional fuel.
The technology eliminates the need for diesel- or battery-fueled auxiliary power units (APUs) and cuts emissions generated during idling.
HYPER is also compliant with current and future emissions regulations around the world.
“HYPER technology enables better fuel economy by minimizing idling and reducing dependence on diesel-powered APUs,” Frost & Sullivan research analyst Lekshmy Ravi said in a statement.
“Furthermore, by recovering waste heat that escapes from the exhaust stream, this system complies with both existing and upcoming environmental regulations.”
The HYPER technology can also be applied to military and defense applications, refrigerated trailers, diesel electric locomotives, buses, recreational vehicles (RVs), and construction and mining equipment.
What’s more, the entire system developed for heavy truck applications is 10″x34″40″, meaning it is compact and can easily below a truck’s cab.
“The technology can be integrated with gasoline engines, diesel engines, liquid and compressed natural gas engines, and even hybrid driveline technologies,” Frost & Sullivan’s Ravi said.
“The HYPER technology also finds use in stand-alone applications or microgrid utilities, as it has the ability to replace or minimize the use of the ubiquitous diesel generators found in various applications.”
Frost & Sullivan presents its Award for Technology Innovation Leadership annually to companies that have demonstrated a uniqueness in developing and leveraging new technologies that significantly impact both functionality of new products and customer value.