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