Proe Power Systems, Thousand Oaks, CA, announced in November that
it received a Notice of Patent Claims Allowance from the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office for HRPG heat recovery power generator technology. To
date, DOE cogeneration requirements have been met by using engine
exhaust heat to generate steam (to drive a steam engine for additional
power) and/or to heat water. In contrast, Proe Power Systems'
"dry" HRPG technology uses air instead of water or steam. An
existing internal combustion powerplant can be easily modified by
connecting the internal combustion engine exhaust into the HRPG heat
exchanger and then coupling the drive shafts of the HRPG engine and the
existing internal combustion engine. The linked engines require no
additional controls and the internal combustion exhaust heat then drives
the HRPG engine to produce 15% to 25% by simply exhausting it into a
building directly or through the building's existing hot air ducts.
Circle 103--Proe Power Systems, or connect directly to their
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