Spin-off & team formed to start operation and finalize funding
Ricardo provides seed investment, developed technology, protected IP, and infrastructure.
Ricardo has developed CryoPower to accelerate the electrification of transport
Reduces fuel consumption, CO2 and emissions of large engines by 30%
Displaces conventional fuel with renewable energy stored as liquefied air
Delivers unique environmental, commercial and infrastructure benefits
Ready for full product development and industrialization
- UK Government funding granted for this round
UK technology and manufacturing consortium established
Ricardo PLC has been at the forefront of combustion engine development for over 100 years and has accumulated a number of novel concepts for future powertrain development. One such concept is the split cycle engine.
The split cycle engine has the potential to reduce fossil fuel use by up to 30% whilst simultaneously reducing air polutants to below any future planned legislation.
The concept is covered by 6 international patents and a single cylinder proof of concept engine has been running in Brighton University on an Innovate UK programme to reduce carbon emissions from heavy transport.
The name Dolphin is take from the first engine developed and produced by Sir Harry Ricardo, the popularity of which laid the foundations of Ricardo PLC.
Simon has a track record of managing full life-cycle product strategies and development within vehicle OEMs, suppliers and consultancies.
Having joined Ricardo PLC in 2011 as a Chief Engineer, Simon has seen several roles including: Head of Industrial & Large Engines, Director Industrial Engines, Director Industrial & Defence before heading up the team with Dolphin N2 in 2017.
Simon’s role as CEO at Dolphin N2 allows him to establish Dolphin N2 & the CryoPower de-carbonizing technologies, amongst global heavy-duty transport, power generation & energy companies.
Nick is responsible for development of the technology, including growing our engineering team, working with our technology partners, and delivering the first multi-cylinder prototypes.
An experienced propulsion and power systems engineer with background in both ICEs and electrification, Nick recently oversaw the successful development of a uniquely efficient liquid nitrogen expander engine for use in power-and-cold applications; that engine is now entering the market in truck refrigeration.
Before that, his career embraced both consultancy and advanced technology development. At Ricardo he was Project Director in research and development, whereby he oversaw the company's first research into electrification and autonomous driving.
A successful business man in his own right, Benjamin West brings a wealth of business expertise with a solid engineering background, to the Dolphin N2 team.
Benjamin has recruited, coached & managed effective international sales and technical teams. As a strong negotiator, Benjamin is also confident conducting business and technical discussions in French and German to build solid commercial relationships and key accounts.
Rhys joined the Dolphin N2 team with a keen understanding of the technologies for the split cycle CryoPower engine & has been instrumental in collaborating with The University of Brighton in the building & testing of the cryo rig.
Fabrizio joined Ricardo UK Ltd in September 2018 as the Systems Simulation Engineer for Dolphin N2.
Paul joined Energetix Group Plc as a Graduate Development Engineer in 2007, advancing to Development Engineer in 2009. He then went on to join Flow Group Plc as Lead Development Engineer in 2010 & subsequently Development Engineering Manager in 2012.
Paul moved to Dearman in 2014 as Head of Applications, where he developed commercial applications in automotive markets for the Dearman Engine, a novel zero-emission engine that delivers cost and performance benefits for users requiring cooling and power.
In January 2018, Paul founded Cloudforest Technologies, a tech start-up developing software tools and solutions to boost enterprise efficiency, productivity and decision-making using cloud and big-data technologies.
Paul joins the Dolphin N2 team with a wealth of specific industry knowledge & expertise in the role of Project Engineer.
Helena Parrott's business acumen & expertise in analysing & improving businesses & business processes, allows her to support the Dolphin N2, whilst also making recommendations for streamlining work flow & supporting process re-engineering to improve operational efficiency.
Helena joined Ricardo PLC in 2016 supporting the MD & leadership team with operational business support & business & strategic planning. Helena joined the Dolphin N2 team as a VA & has been supporting the team with their day to day business operations, administrative expertise & executive support solutions.
After just over 8 years teaching English in secondary schools, Katy-Jane moved away from the classroom & found herself working with her partner in their business & supporting Helena Parrott VA/Director of Virtually Smart Ltd.
Having always been a keen writer & with an excellent grasp of language & grammar; Katy-Jane now supports companies, including Dolphin N2, with their media dissemination, blogging, content & business support needs.