The Pulse-R Engine Innovation
Oaktec is an engineering research specialist with a history of world leading innovation in low carbon vehicle power train technologies, novel combustion engines and hybrid vehicle energy recovery systems.
We are commercialising our core invention,the Pulse-R gas engine. This ground breaking technology has been prototyped, developed and extensively tested on a range of gas fuels, including bio-gas, with exceptional results.
Pulse-R technology will make a step change to the efficiency of low cost stationary engines for many applications including micro electricity generation.
It has particular advantages over conventional engine architectures when optimised for gas fuels including LPG, CNG and bio-gas.
Oaktec has recently completed a significant research project, funded by Innovate UK under the Energy Catalyst programme, investigating the performance and efficiency of the Pulse-R engine using impure bio-gas produced by AD from agricultural waste. The project benchmarked the engine against the market leading small diesel engine design and compared bio-gas performance with CNG and LPG. The project output is a new design of Pulse-R engine that is now being installed for testing in a 7kVA multi-gas generator.
In May 2014 the Pulse-R technology won the prestigious Shell Springboard cleantech innovation award beating over 110 UK companies with new low carbon technologies.