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EPSRC Reference: EP/R041970/1
Title: A Zero-Emission Closed-loop linear-Joule CYcle (ZECCY) engine generator
Principal Investigator: Roskilly, Professor AP
Other Investigators:
Atallah, Professor K Wang, Dr Y Smallbone, Dr AJ
Wu, Dr D
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Dr B Jia
Project Partners:
Cenex Nissan Northern Gas Networks
Reece Innovation SAIC Motor UK Technical Centre Ltd
Department: Sch of Engineering
Organisation: Newcastle University
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 September 2018 Ends: 31 August 2021 Value (£): 897,057
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Combustion Design & Testing Technology
Electric Motor & Drive Systems
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Energy Transport Systems and Vehicles
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Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
11 Apr 2018 Engineering Prioritisation Panel Meeting 11 and 12 April 2018 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
Over thirty six months, this project aims to demonstrate the potential of a highly disruptive zero emission, high efficiency electricity generator concept for use in transport and power generation applications. A Zero-Emission Closed-loop linear-Joule CYcle (ZECCY) engine generator which yields only liquid water as an emission (i.e. no particulates, or gas phase emissions). As such, it is analogous with hydrogen-fuel cell technology but more lightweight, potentially more efficient and based on a well-established UK manufacturing base.

This project will demonstrate the true potential of this technology for vehicle applications by:

a. Completing the manufacture, assembly and commissioning of a concept demonstrator through the development of an existing test platform

b. Gather the evidence required to advance the project successfully by conducting a robust testing programme underpinned by rigorous simulation and performance improvement.

c. Establish the future case of ZECCY generator technology through the development of a technical and commercial roadmap to deployment.

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