TurbX

Location:Alabama, US
Speaker:Michael A. Wilson, Ph.D.
Title:CEO
Primary Industry:Energy
Executive Summary:TurbX Engine market disruptive competitive advantages support expectation of turbine market sales of $350 billion and piston engine market sales of $150 billion annually. These market advantages include the fuel efficiency advantages ( 25% to a factor of two), a factor of three smaller size, a factor of two lower weight, lower emissions, lower initial cost, lower operating cost, and longer life.. The open technical literature documents the extensive review by NASA Glenn and testing by Oak Ridge National Laboratory that confirms the theory, describes the TurbX performance projections as conservative and recommended the TurbX Atkinson Cycle engine as the MOST PROMISING CONCEPT FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT. Twenty years of internally funded effort by TurbX have resulted in national and international patents, fabrication and testing of a compressorless 1:1 compression ratio prototype and the preliminary design of the 100 hp. Funded through research contracts and partnerships, aggressive early development of structures, materials and fabrication methodologies will support annual fabrication and testing of increasingly sophisticated prototypes leading to market entry in the fifth year after funding. Initial market entry will be a military application and the parallel civilian application.
Venture is:Seed Level

HIGHLIGHTS

Merck
Corporate Symposium

Harvard OTD
Partner Sponsor

2008 Corporate Presentations

Air Products
Boeing
BP
Cabot
Honda
Kodak
Medtronic
Merck
  • BASF
  • Genzyme
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Sanyo

Event Sponsors

Univalor
AzTE
Jackson Walker

Collocated Events

June 1-5, 2008
Nanotech 2008
Clean Technology 2008
BioNano 2008

Press Sponsor

Business Wire

Commercialization Partner

BusinessWeek

Media Sponsors

(joint with Nanotech 2008) Nature
Science
Red Herring

Supporting Organizations

Boston University
Midwest Research University Network
piribo

 

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