Aeristech wins EU Horizon 2020 Grant

Aeristech has been awarded an EU Horizon 2020 grant to support taking its fuel cell air compressor technology into production.

Following a very competitive and involved bidding process, Aeristech has been successful in being awarded a substantial €827,000 for the productionisation of its patented fuel cell compressor.

Hydrogen fuel cell air compressors are one of several applications that the Company has developed using its unique motor control technology. Aeristech is commercialising a range of fuel cell compressors with continuous power ratings of up to 25kW for a wide range of applications including passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, off-highway and marine. The compressor pressurises the air into the fuel cell to increase power density and efficiency.

Aeristech’s motor control technology is uniquely suited to use with a fuel cell, with the ability to delivery continuous full power operation at high motor speed using low-cost power electronics.

We are thrilled, the recognition of our advanced technology by the EU commission means a great deal to us. The funding will allow us to accelerate our production readiness and enable us to take a range of compressors to market. We believe our performance is unparalleled and expect to become the world’s technology of choice in this market. In order to keep up with demand, we are currently relocating to larger premises in Leamington Spa and recruiting more manufacturing staff.

We are proud to be at the forefront of a new technology that is making a contribution to establishing hydrogen as a viable alternative to hydrocarbon fuels and all electric vehicles.

Richard Wall, CEO of Aeristech

Aeristech wins prestigious Institute of Physics Business Award

Aeristech, has been awarded a 2019 Institute of Physics Business Innovation Award for the invention of a new class of variable speed motor. 

The Aeristech ACT motor is a variable speed motor that is more power dense than comparable motors; it delivers exceptional acceleration, high continuous power output and efficiency.

To date three applications have been commercialised based on coupling an ACT motor to a compressor wheel. The resulting centrifugal compressors spin twice as fast as any other, delivering oil-free air at pressures and in quantities previously only possible if using a positive displacement compressor.

The IOP Business Awards recognise large and small companies that have built success on the creative application of physics. There are very few awards that do this.

The application of physics has the potential to produce cutting-edge technologies, and to drive business innovation and growth. It also fuels significant positive societal and economic transformation, both locally and globally.

Now, more than ever, we need continued investment to ensure a healthy supply of physicists in the UK and Ireland. These awards remind us of that, and of what can be achieved when our talent is encouraged, developed and rewarded.

Jonathan Flint, Institute of Physics President

A technology that delivers environmental benefits, with significant savings in cost and energy while enabling applications that were previously impossible.

The Aeristech centrifugal compressor has game-changing applications;

The Institute of Physics (IOP) is the professional body and learned society for physics, and the leading body for practising physicists, in the UK and Ireland.  The IOP Business Awards are unique in the UK and Ireland in recognising the significant contribution that physicists and physics make in industry. 

The IOP Business Innovation Award specifically recognises and celebrates companies that have excelled in innovation, delivering significant economic and/or societal impact through the application of physics. 

This award is worth winning as an Institute of Physics award has a provenance that few others can match.

Mike Woodroffe, Aeristech co-founder

The winners were presented with their awards at a ceremony in the Houses of Parliament on 16th October; an evening recognising entrepreneurship and excellence in physics and innovation.

Read all about it on the IOP website. 

Aeristech have discussions with Yuchai

Richard Wall, Duncan Kerr, Hao Xu and Kevin Ji – Aeristech General Manager of the Aeristech China subsidiary – will be in China on 29th September at the invitation of “Yuchai” the second largest manufacturer in China.

You really know that your company has arrived when China’s second largest engine manufacturer wishes to meet you.

Richard Wall, CEO of Aeristech

Aeristech exhibit at New Mobility World – September 2019

IAA, the International Motor Show Company, based in Frankfurt, is the most important and biggest automotive event in the world.

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This is great opportunity for the industry to display future technologies, new applications and latest developments. This year the event will be held in Frankfurt Main, over 900 companies will exhibit and over 900,000 visitors are expected to attend the event.

https://www.iaa.de/en/cars/for-visitors/experience-the-iaa/exhibitor-directory

This year Hall 5 will host New Mobility World, one of the pillars of IAA. New Mobility World is a show within the show, which focuses on electrification, digitization, CO2 reduction and new forms of mobility.

https://www.iaa.de/en/nmw

We’re  excited to announce that we will exhibit at the New Mobility World this year, from September 10th to September 15th. Aeristech, together with other high-tech and automotive companies, will be part of the European High-Tech Pavilion located in Hall 5, which offers meeting pods as well as more private meeting areas.

We’d love to invite you to visit our stand to introduce you to our latest developments and solutions for both IC engines and fuel cells. If you are interested in talking to someone of our team about a specific project or opportunity, please let us know your availability and we will book a time slot for a dedicated meeting, to ensure we can give you our full and exclusive attention.

We hope you have the chance to visit the stand and our team in Frankfurt this September!

British Engineering Excellence Awards – Aeristech up for a Hat Trick

Aeristech is delighted to have been selected as a finalist in the BEEA Awards in the category “New Product of the Year 2019” for its Industrial air Compressor.

This is the first time the Aeristech Industrial Air Compressor has been entered into a competition. Aeristech has won this award twice already – Fuel Cell Compressor 2018, eSupercharger 2017. The Compressor is based on Aeristech’s centrifugal compressor which spins faster than any other in the World.

We believe this development will change the way in which industry compresses air as our machine will cost less and uses some 10% less energy than the technology it will displace. Independent recognition of our achievement provides confirmation for our investors and customers that we really are onto something worthwhile.

Richard Wall, CEO of Aeristech

Aeristech named as one of Europe’s best in first ever ‘Ones to Watch’ list

Aeristech has been named as ‘One to Watch’ in Europe in a list of business excellence published by the European Business Awards, one of world’s largest and longest running business competitions, in the class “Innovation - business with under £25m turnover".

Aeristech was chosen as it demonstrates exceptional achievement in one of the 18 European Business Awards’ categories and reflects the programme’s core values of innovation, success and ethics.  The ‘Ones to Watch’ for 32 countries across Europe can be found at businessawardseurope.com 

Aeristech has invented a new class of electric motor that matched with a compressor dramatically improves the performance of an engine or a fuel cell.

It's great to know that EBA recognise that our technology is going to enable the reduction of emissions in transport that the world needs.

Duncan Kerr, COO of Aeristech

The companies chosen as ‘Ones to Watch’ are the most inspirational, successful and dynamic in Europe.

The talent and tenacity at the heart of these businesses creates jobs and drives Europe’s prosperity. This ‘Ones to Watch’ list of excellence is a benchmark of success for the rest of the European business community.

 Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards

Companies on the ‘Ones to Watch’ list come from all sectors; from manufacturing to retail, agriculture to technology, and all sizes; from start-ups to billion euro businesses.

Aeristech will now compete in one of the 18 categories of this year’s European Business Awards to become a National Winner in the UK. If successful, they will then take part in the Gala Final in December 2019, where the 18 European winners will be announced.

Best Investment in Disruptive Tech – Aeristech Shortlisted

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for Best Investment in Disruptive Tech at the UKBAA Angel Investment Awards 2019! This Award recognises investment in an early stage innovative high growth potential business that is harnessing the power of technology to bring a revolutionary and disruptive solution to a major market, industry or social challenge.

The awards will be held at Illuminate at the Science Museum in London on Tuesday 2nd July. This fantastic event will recognise the fastest growing brands and acknowledge the founders, angels, crowd funders and early-stage venture capital investors behind them.

Find out more about how to get involved and celebrate with us by going to https://awards.ukbaa.org.uk/.

Transport Project of the Year – Aeristech Shortlisted

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Aeristech are proud to announce that they have been shortlisted for the “Transport Project of the Year” leaders award by Business Green.Previously the Company has been “Commended” by Business Green, and in 2018 won their technology award.

This recognition, along with the 8 awards that have been won confirm the increasing recognition of of Aeristech’s Control Technology as one that is making a significant contribution to reducing emissions and improving fuel economy.

The technology which has been shortlisted is the “Aeristech Fuel Cell Compressor” which promises to improve the economic viability of the fuel cell as a replacement for an internal combustion engine.Find out more about the Business Green Leaders Awards here.

Aeristech and Easyland sign Strategic Cooperation Agreement

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Richard Wall giving speech on Aeristech’s technology

Aeristech and Easyland are delighted to announce their technology licensing agreement signed in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, on Friday the 8th March 2019. 

Aeristech is a research and development company with patented designs of electric motors. It is licencing its advanced technology for air-boosting internal combustion engines and Hydrogen fuel cells to Easyland, an established Chinese manufacturer of turbocharger systems and components for the global market.

Easyland hosted a Strategic Cooperation signing ceremony at the Wuxi Idea International Convention Centre in Wuxi on Friday the 8th of March 2019. The event was very well attended by local government officials, officials from automotive industry associations and senior executives from a number of Chinese OEMs.

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Quan Liu speech on Easyland

We wanted to partner with a local established manufacturer in order to rapidly maximise the adoption of our products in the new fields of electric turbocharging of internal combustion engines and air-charging of hydrogen fuel cells. Due to the high efficiency of our electric motors, our compressors are able to operate under high load, on a continuous basis – something our competitors struggle to achieve. In addition, our ability to operate at much higher speeds provides significantly better compressor performance. These features give us a competitive edge in both applications. We look forward to the rapid growth of sales of our products in partnership with Easyland, a highly reputable Tier-1 turbocharger manufacturer with excellent management and marketing.

Richard Wall, CEO of Aeristech
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Duncan Kerr signing cooperation agreement

We look forward to working with Aeristech to rapidly build up our capacity, bringing Aeristech’s products to the market in China. We have been asked to partner with a number of electric compressor manufacturers, but selected Aeristech due to the competitive advantage their superior technology provides. We look forward to achieving a dominant position in the supply of electric compressors to the rapidly expanding hydrogen fuel cell market.

Quan Liu, Chairman of Easyland

Notes for Editors:

Aeristech:

Founded in 2006, Aeristech is a technology research and development company specialising in patented high-speed, high-power & power dense electric motors, with state-of-the-art solutions for automotive and industrial applications. 

The year 2020 sees the global introduction of stringent emission levels for automotive vehicle manufacturers, so Aeristech has been applying its unique motor design to the creation of electric supercharger for combustion engines and electric compressors for hydrogen fuel cells. 

For internal combustion engines, pressurising the intake air to an engine improves performance and the ability to do this at low engine speeds with an electric boost device is now a proven benefit to reducing emissions.  Results have proved Aeristech Superchargers capable of assisting in over a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions. 

For hydrogen fuel cell air compression, due to its patented motor control architecture, Aeristech offers a truly unique advantage over the competition. Not only are Aeristech eCompressors up to 35% more efficient than the next best machines in the market today, but their ability to operate with no performance derating over a very large range of input voltage is unprecedented.  This feature allows hydrogen fuel cell manufacturers the ability to place the eCompressor, the largest parasitic loss in HFCs, upstream of the DC- DC converter saving significant cost for the overall system. 

The highly technical team has expertise in performance electric motor design, electronics, software and automotive best practice. The company is now commencing producing products based on its IP in partnership with established manufacturers.  

Easyland:

Easyland is an international enterprise specializing in research and manufacturing of turbochargers that are applied to internal combustion engines, hybrid power, fuel cell power, and general aviation engines, which with business for aftermarket and OEM customers in China and aftermarket customers in Europe and North America. The company has attained many honours such as: the National Intelligent Manufacturing Demonstration Factory, the National Green Factory, and the National Two-in-One Convergence Management System. Easyland has invested for production of fuel cell compressors in China and has the facilities to service major Customers for fuel cells.

Links

If you’re interested in reading some further press articles regarding this, please take a look at the links below (the following links are in chinese):

Toutiao.com
CNautonews.com
cvnews.com
sohu.com
ofweek.com
xianjichina.com
autio.com
chebrake.com
eastmoney.com
jsnews.com

Best British Technology Competition

Our CEO, Richard Wall, will be pitching to a distinguished audience in Birmingham on 30th January. Aeristech has made it to the next round of KPMG’s “Best British Technology Competition”.

One from a group of ten will be chosen to go on an all expenses paid trip to Barcelona to take part in their annual event. The Company will have exhibition space and opportunities to pitch to a group of the financial great and good.

Good luck Richard – we will let you know if he gets through!

More information on the competition can be found here.

Fast Track Technology of the Year Awards 2018

Aeristech was presented with the Business Green Technology Award 2019

The judges were won over by Aeristech's combination of innovative fuel cell technology, ambitious expansion plan, and impressive execution which this year saw it deliver significant growth and chalk up major new contracts.

James Murray, Chair of Judges, Business Green Technology Award 2019
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A rather different first for Aeristech

The short lists for the prestigious "Business Green Technology" awards were published today.

The Company is a finalist for;

Aeristech believe that no other company has ever been shortlisted for five different awards in the same competition. Certainly no one has posted such a claim in the Guinness Book of Records.  

This is amazing, to have convinced a panel of independent judges that our technology was the best is perhaps proof that it is!

Richard Wall, CEO of Aeristech

NOTE: Aeristech entered two of its game changing technologies; the Aeristech Fuel Cell Air Compressor and the Aeristech Sole Booster (supercharger).

EDIE Awards 2019

Aeristech is delighted to have been shortlisted for the, "Low Carbon Product Innovation of the Year 2019” EDIE Award.

This prestigious award is sponsored by the Institute of Energy and Electricity de France is in its forth year.

There is a lot of interest in these competitions and that we are recognised by a group of respected independent experts as delivering something exceptional marvellous advertising for Aeristech.

Richard Wall, CEO of Aeristech

Note:  Aeristech’s entry was its Fuel Cell air Compressor – a device which is expected to contribute, through reducing both initial and operating costs, to the economic viability of the fuel cell as an energy source

Double First for Aeristech at BEEA Awards Ceremony

Aeristech was delighted when it was presented with the "British Engineering Excellence Award" for "New Product of the Year 2018" at a ceremony on 4th October.

It was the first time the Company had put forward its Fuel Cell Air Compressor for an award. This is a rerun of last year, when the Aeristech 'Sole Charger' won.

Winning is not just an ego trip. Independent recognition of our achievement provides confirmation for our investors and customers that we really are are onto something.

Richard Wall, CEO of Aeristech

 Of course better confirmation came a month ago when Aeristech signed its first £1million contract for these compressors.

NOTE: 25% of a fuel cells output is used to pressurise the air supply. Aeristech’s compressor is cheaper, smaller, lighter and significantly more efficient than any current fuel cell compressor.

Aeristech is on the Fast Track!

Some of the Aeristech team spent an evening on the fast track – karting, at what has become a regular feature in the Companies social calendar.

It's amazing that no one was injured, once they get on the track all they care about is winning.

Hao Xu

Unfortunately I missed out on the event as it coincided with a business trip that came up at short notice.

Richard Wall, CEO of Aeristech

His suggestion that his absence gave someone else a chance to win was voted joke of the week by the team.

Incredible First Results from the Aeristech Retrofit Programme

Aeristech engineers have been working for the last year on a retrofit package for the last year.

It's not easy, I am expected to fit a quart into a pint pot. But then I am used to it. Look at the performance of our eMotors and eCompressors. Any expert if asked 5years ago would have sworn what we have done was not possible.

Kevin, Chief Engineer

We are very pleased with progress to date and have just completed our first track tests. Just look at the pictures.

Richard Wall, CEO of Aeristech

Commercial Note: There is still some way to go before the retrofit kits are released for sale. Tuning is important as if you don’t get it exactly correct the vehicle blows up. If you are interested in a retrofit package we suggest that you follow the website until order forms become available.

Aeristech signs its first £1m contract for the supply of “Fuel Cell eCompressors”

Aeristech is delighted to announce that a contract has just been signed with a large hydrogen fuel cell manufacturer.  

The £1m contract is for the supply of, 400-700V, ~10kW, variable speed motor compressors which are based on the companies patented motor control technology.

They will be used to pressurise the air supplied to 45kW-60kW fuel cells powering on and off-road vehicles.

The eCompressors will be supplied over the next year.  It is expected that there will be follow on orders for rapidly increasing volumes over at least the next five years. This is the first of several similar supply agreements for Aeristech’s fuel cell “eCompressors” that the company expects to sign in 2018.

Note on the technology

The power density and power output, of a hydrogen fuel cell stack is increased if the inlet air supply is pressurised. Aeristech technology is uniquely well suited to this application as its motor delivers constant torque (pressure) when directly connected to the fuel, without the need for a DC-DC converter.

Irrespective of changes in load / input voltage there is no fall off in the eCompressor performance. The motor has a class leading continuous rating and,  because of its superior efficiency, can operate without secondary cooling increasing both the vehicle range and improving the  duty cycle.

That's why Aeristech have been chosen to deliver our patented, efficient technology.