“The natural gas industry has always been looking for a sort of ‘holy grail’, something that can do both heating and cooling…and ThermoLift certainly seems to have the ability to do that,” says Bob Catell.
Washington D.C. (PRWEB) February 04, 2014
ThermoLift, Inc. will exhibit their thermal-driven natural gas air conditioner and heat pump at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit February 24th-26th, 2014.
Held annually, the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit is the leader in showcasing the best in technological energy innovation. Attended by experts in academia, researchers, business leaders, and entrepreneurs, the Summit provides a networking opportunity for ground-level energy innovations to move into the marketplace. The 2014 Summit currently has over 2,000 registered participants and 150 expert speakers and keynote addresses.
Invented by Dr. Professor Peter Hofbaur, winner of Popular Mechanics and Popular Science awards of innovation, the ThermoLift heat pump combines heating, air-conditioning, and hot water delivery into one compact device. By using the Vuilleumier thermodynamic cycle, this single-unit invention provides significantly improved efficiency, coupled with a lower carbon footprint, at a competitively priced acquisition cost compared to current heating and cooling systems.
“The natural gas industry has always been looking for a sort of ‘holy grail’, something that can do both heating and cooling…and ThermoLift certainly seems to have the ability to do that,” says Bob Catell, chairman of Stony Brook University’s Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTEC).
ThermoLift collaborates with Oak Ridge Nation Laboratory, Stony Brook University, Applied Thermodynamic Apparatus (ATA), Brookhaven National Laboratories, and National Grid. ThermoLift was a recent winner of the 2013 Defense Energy Technology Challenge and presented at the 2013 Defense Energy Summit.
ThermoLift, Inc. operates out of Stony Brook University's Advanced Energy and Research and Technology Center (AERTC) on Long Island, New York. ThermoLift has built a consortium of support from key leaders in the energy industry and is a member of the Clean Energy Business Incubator Program (CEBIP) at Stony Brook University and the China Lake High Tech Consortium. For more information, visit their website at http://www.tm-lift.com.