The Hybrid Power & Energy Recovery – HYPER™ – system uses the vehicle’s waste heat for primary power.
Why is this important?
HYPER acknowledges the fact that the 100’s of millions of internal combustion engines (in passenger vehicles, mass transit vehicles, trucks of all sizes and shapes, mining, off-road construction, rail, defence, and stationary diesel power plants) on the planet are inefficient, but HYPER is all about improving this energy equation. Manufacturers have done a very commendable effort at making engines as efficient as possible, but the laws of physics restricts efficiencies to approx 35%. Meaning 100% of the energy available in a gallon/litre of fuel, only 1/3 approx is actually used to move the vehicle from Point A to Point B.
What happens to the other 2/3 rds?
Approx 1/3 is associated with low grade heat loss i.e. friction, rolling resistance and aerodynamic drag, and the other 1/3 is literally lost out the exhaust system – considered high grade heat. It’s this exhaust waste energy (Physics 101; heat is energy!) that HYPER harnesses and converts back into extremely useful thermal energy providing overall increased energy efficiencies.