Revolutionary Green Engine Dramatically Reduces Costs and Emissions
Deluge, Inc has tested and perfected a breakthrough hydraulic engine design that is now ready for commercialization. The company has just successfully completed long term field testing of the technology, and has obtained patents on the design in nearly 40 industrialized countries world wide.
The Natural Energy Engine, developed over the past 10 years, operates by utilizing low amounts of heat energy from solar, geothermal, or any other heat source, including waste heat from existing processes.
The engine is notable in that it requires no combustion, operates virtually silently, and generates no emissions.
The highly scalable engine is also referred to as the "N E Engine" since it can perform the work of any engine. It can efficiently generate electricity, desalinate or purify water, pump liquids such as water or oil, compress gas, and perform the same work done by today's other engine technologies at significantly lower cost of infrastructure and operation. Depending on the application, fuel costs can range from low to zero.
Despite the revolutionary nature of the development, "It's really not all that complicated," says Brian Hageman, the inventor of the Natural Energy Engine. "The engine converts low-grade heat, about the temperature of hot water from your tap, into mechanical work."
"It is a thermal hydraulic engine," Brian continues. "It uses the same principles of expansion and contraction from heat as a thermometer, and uses the expansion to create powerful hydraulic pressure in a manner similar to an automobile's brakes."
Proof of the engine's operating principles was first demonstrated at the U.S. Department of Energy's Rocky Mountain Oil Testing Center in Wyoming, where a prototype engine successfully pumped crude oil from underground formations using geothermal energy as the sole source of heat for operation.
As a result, Deluge earned the coveted U.S. Department of Energy Federal Laboratories Consortium's 2005 Outstanding Technology Development Award. The Federal announcement stated, "This far reaching, innovative technology can literally replace any engine."
Deluge has now conducted a multi-engine test under field conditions in Kansas, and completed well over 100,000 hours of continuous operation over 15 months. The results exceeded even Deluge's expectations in terms of reliability, costs, and performance.
Deluge has already been approached by a number of potential clients to use the engine in various industrial applications. These include:
- Generation of substantial additional electricity simply from waste heat in traditional power plants (major utilities).
- Operation of oil and gas wells in remote locations, utilizing solar arrays or stranded gas to generate heat (major oil businesses).
- Producing drinking and irrigation water, using solar heat to power traditional reverse-osmosis desalination at dramatically lower cost (international sources).
is focused on expanding the utilization of the engine in a wide variety of industrial applications, and is seeking to explore these opportunities.
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