Innovators from both stationary and mobile markets are supporting our ICR350 engine development.


early program development (2010 - 2013)

Early program and strategic partners include California Energy Commission (CEC), Chesapeake Energy, EnCana, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Walmart and Sempra Energy (SoCal Gas). 

 

     

     The first generation ICR350 Engine

    The first generation ICR350 Engine

    We achieved significant development milestones with our first and second generation engines: 

    • World's first microturbine with ceramic hot section;
    • Firing temperatures exceeding 1,100C;
    • Dual fuel operation (diesel & natural gas);
    • 39% mechanical efficiency, identified path to 44%; and
    • Ultra low emissions (NOx < 0.01 g/bhp-hr, CO < 0.02 g/bhp-hr).

    CEC / Kenworth driving trials (2014 - 2015)

     California Energy Commission sponsored Kenworth truck powered by the ICR350 turbine engine.

    California Energy Commission sponsored Kenworth truck powered by the ICR350 turbine engine.

    In a California Energy Commission sponsored program for innovative hybrid powered heavy duty transport, our third generation ICR350 engine powered a Kenworth truck that met or exceeded all performance goals including driver standards, quiet operation and CARB emissions standards. 


    Genset trials (2016 - 2018)

     Our 4th generation ICR350 engine with a low speed gearbox.&nbsp; &nbsp;Can also be configured with a high-speed alternator for improved efficiency.

    Our 4th generation ICR350 engine with a low speed gearbox.   Can also be configured with a high-speed alternator for improved efficiency.

    Our fourth generation engine improved efficiency to over 40% in a distributed power trial with refinements in ceramic components, bearing design, heat exchangers and power take-off. In association with partners in energy, data center management and industrial equipment we will demonstrate grid connected and island power generation in an industrial setting. Our ICR350 powered genset is ideal for the modern data center as it can act as primary or back-up power, has a quick response time and has emissions that beat the Tier 4 standards without after treatment, and it beats fuel cells by 80% in operating costs, while allowing total fuel flexibility.