Innovate UK funds heat to power project

A consortium, led by Libertine FPE Limited, has secured £868k of green-energy funding from Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.

The project will demonstrate a modular Free-Piston Gas Expander (FPGE) prototype for small scale distributed heat-to-power applications using heat from solar, biomass boiler and other sources.

The FPGE makes use of Libertine’s proprietary ‘Linear Power Systems’ technology which includes linear electrical machines, valves and bearings together with power electronics and motion control. These systems provide class-leading motion control authority and power conversion efficiency for Free Piston power generator applications. Read more

Toby King

Libertine brings new chairman onboard

Libertine FPE Limited has announced the appointment of renowned engineer and technologist, Dr Toby King, as chairman.

The appointment affirms the company’s dedication to accelerating the widespread adoption of free piston engines in distributed power and transport markets as a cost effective and environmentally efficient solution to global energy demands.

Toby has spent his career building and leading high technology businesses, primarily in healthcare and energy sectors in the UK and in Silicon Valley in the US and most recently acted as CEO at Bowman Power, the world’s leading exhaust energy recovery company for large stationary engines. Read more