Efficient heat utilisation through new technologies
Thermally-driven micro cooling systems, latent heat and cold storage facilities, ORC technologies or thermally-driven heat pumps: The use of modern building technology and the development of distribution technology and system components represent important aspects of the EnEff:Wärme research initiative - just like intelligent control and measuring technologies. Together, they form a fundamentally new heat supply concept.
In this project two engine concepts are being investigated. The first concept is based on opposed piston technology. The prototype displays several innovative structural features that are expected to increase the efficiency compared with similar engines. The second concept is based on scotch yoke crank technology, whereby the crank drive is separated from the cylinders. This helps to prevent oil ageing when using corrosive gases.
more details Further development of alternative engine concepts