JDSmith trials EnerMotion APU powered by waste heat

Mar 06, 2012

Could a small Canadian firm be the first to effectively employ waste heat recovery in the transportation sector? reports on the progress being made by EnerMotion on a diesel engine waste heat recovery system. Jim Menzies of reports that the Hyper (Hybrid Power and Energy Recovery) storage system, designed and patented by the Bolton, ON company, is able to use the waste heat generated by a diesel engine to power an auxiliary power unit. The APU will be powered solely by waste heat recovery, capable of providing heating, cooling and hotel load power for trucks for up to 10 hours without any fuel consumption.

J.D. Smith has donated a truck to EnerMotion for test trials and is looking forward to putting the unit through the first field trial of the APU.

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