We optimize turbo machinery. Axial, in-line flow. Stand Alone high RPM stages compete against fans, blowers, and multi-stage centrifugals. Modular multi-staging with Variable Frequency Driven (VFD,) high speed, permanent magnet hub and shroud mounted motors provide efficiencies consistent with aerospace. In fact, our single stage turbofan is being tested for drone and other electric turbo prop applications.
We call our single stage a turbofan as a matter of definition, as most suitable applications will require pressures of 1.2 or less, in the category of blower or fan. Yet it is also a rugged and versatile turbine, turboprop, turbo charger and more. We source aluminum and titanium blades. Our IP also covers the manufacture of carbon/teflon fiber blades - a unique and fully protected process for the JIT production of low cost, corrosion resistant turbo blades.
We will introduce products and manufacturing processes consistent with the development of the technology, starting with single stage air handling units that compete against rotary lobes, PD blowers, and multi-stage centrifugals. When we stack stages modularly, creating highly competitive, most efficient multi-stage axial compressors, we begin to alter application economics. We see a partial exit opportunity through sublicensing of our single and multi-stage air blower and compressor technology.
The next target of our most efficient technology is water and chemical vapors. Mechanical Vapor Compression (MVC) is a hugely valuable industrial process, dominated by the necessities of compression. Vapor compression accounts for 30-50% of the capital costs for most MVC applications. We project capital costs of 1/3 to 1/5 of the state of the art, and expect sizable, energy-saving retrofit opportunities.
And this is where the technology begins to provide transformation. The goal of a larger sized vapor compressor was the source of the seminal $4m investment. A medium-sized, California-based geothermal power plant operating company invested that amount into MI State University Engineering. Five years later, we are commercializing the lowest cost, most efficient form of compression in the world.
Zack Hoyle, MSME
Thomas Olis, MIM/MBA
Business Development, Sales
Matthew Rudd, MBA
Peter Kurowski, PhD
Blake Gower, PhD
Thomas Qualman, PhD
Norbert Mueller, PhD
Michigan State University