Dolphin N2 have recently been in the media spotlight with an interview feature on BBC South East & Simon Brewster CEO Dolphin N2 Chairing the 2nd day of the Future Diesel Engine Summit, Shanghai.
The Dolphin N2 team & their game changing technologies have been making a considerable impact in the media over the past fortnight. Their split cycle CryoPower engine technology was featured on the BBC South East lunchtime & evening news on Friday 22nd March 19 & Simon Brewster CEO Dolphin N2, was honoured by being asked to Chair the 2nd day of the Future Diesel Engine summit in Shanghai, 28th March 19.
The focus for the BBC feature was emissions pollution & in particular the Co2 emissions & pollution given off by trucks & heavy haulage vehicles.
The BBC South East interview focused on the collaboration between Dolphin N2 & The University of Brighton & the technologies they are striving to bring to market to dramatically reduce the Co2 emissions from trucks & haulage vehicles.
The first segment of the BBC South East interview, featured Professor Robert Morgan – Professor of Thermal Propulsion Systems at The University of Brighton. Professor Morgan has over the past 10 years alongside Ricardo Plc & partners been developing the CryoPower engine, based on the split cycle diesel engine.
Professor Morgan was filmed alongside the Titan Cryogenic rig built collaboratively with The University of Brighton & Ricardo Plc. Professor Morgan was able to explore & explain the CryoPower technology & how this system can be a game changer in the global emissions battle.
What makes the Dolphin N2 CryoPower split cycle engine design so unique, is the ability to recover the exhaust gas heat as part of the compression process. As the compression process is carried out isothermally, this significantly reduces the temperature rise during compression through the use of a small jet of liquid nitrogen being added at the crucial moment. The cooled, highly compressed charge, then passes through a heat exchanger & subsequently recovers the heat within the engine, recouping energy which would otherwise be lost to the atmosphere.
The Dolphin N2 CryoPower split-cycle engine not only offers up to 90% less out emissions, but the operator & manufacturing costs are highly competitive. With up to 20-30% reduction in operator costs & fuel consumption, alongside the comparatively inexpensive materials & processes; the Dolphin N2 CryoPower technology really is an attractive environmentally sensitive & game-changing global product.
Dolphin N2, an off shoot from Ricardo Plc, are now recognised as a company in their own right & are headed up by CEO Simon Brewster. Dolphin N2 are bringing their game-changing CryoPower technology out of development & providing practical, feasible & reliant alternatives to traditional diesel engine technologies.
Simon Brewster – CEO Dolphin N2, was also interviewed in the BBC South East feature on truck pollution & he was given an opportunity to explore how the CryoPower technology can be brought out of development & provide a practical, feasible & reliant alternative to traditional diesel engine technologies.
Simon Brewster previously said of the technology “CryoPower is a game-changing, commercially & environmentally attractive technology, whose time really has come. The development of the conventional heavy duty engine is reaching the point of diminishing returns with regard to fuel efficiency and CO2; to go significantly beyond the current state of the art requires a completely new approach. CryoPower offers and promises a step-change improvement in both fuel efficiency and operating fuel cost” Simon Brewster CEO Dolphin N2.
In addition to the coverage on the BBC, Simon Brewster CEO Dolphin N2 attended the Future Diesel Engine Summit, Shanghai (27-28 March 19) & was honoured to be asked to be the Chairman for the 2nd day of the summit.
Simon Brewster was invited to Chair the 2nd day of the summit by the organisers FIVEO. “We cordially invite you to be our chairman of Day Two (2019.03.28) in terms of your prestige within the diesel world” Draymond MA, Organizing Committee, FIVEO
The purpose of the summit was to bring together industrial decision makers, OEM manufacturers & a “global speaker line-up to share insights & practical cases over the international diesel engine industry’s present situation.” (1) In addition, the exhibition part of Future Diesel Engine Summit Series brought together manufacturers, showcasing the cutting-edge technology, products & equipment, to enhance & emphasise the Conference. (1) Simon Brewster, CEO Dolphin N2 had the following to say about this prestigious event.
“Last week I had the honour to give the keynote speech and Chair at the Future Diesel Engine Summit in Shanghai. The event brought together 150 on and off highway international industry stakeholders from government, engine and vehicle OEMs, after treatment and technology developers, and consultancies to address the future of the diesel engine.
These are the engines that power the world and our economies – agriculture, construction, transporting raw materials and goods, and delivering energy to our homes, schools and hospitals. However, with continued growth and increasing focus on both air quality and climate change, the industry is acting to deliver improved efficiency and much lower emissions.
Of the 10 million heavy duty engines made worldwide each year around half are manufactured in China, and so this forum was essential to learn more of the market specific challenges and to discuss our path to near zero heavy duty emissions and beyond.
The delegates were given insight into Chinese and global emission standards, global market trends, and the development of diesel engines and technologies to meet and exceed future standards. Clearly China is determined to meet the challenge with standards matching and exceeding those in other markets.
Many cutting-edge questions were addressed including remote monitoring of emissions performance, the need to consider full lifecycle emissions including manufacture and disposal, and technology adoption into commercial market sectors which will be determined by equipment operational and commercial factors.
This was an ideal event to discuss the operation and performance of CryoPower, targeting zero emissions for both air quality and greenhouse gas, whilst leveraging the existing cost competitive infrastructure in the world’s largest heavy-duty market. Together with China industry and UK DIT meetings it was a very productive week, and we look forward to welcoming our first Chinese delegation in May!” Simon Brewster CEO Dolphin N2.
Written by Katy-Jane Mason on behalf of Dolphin N2