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Truck with an Organic Rankine Cycle

Periodic Reporting for period 5 - TORC (Truck with an Organic Rankine Cycle)

Reporting period: 2019-11-01 to 2020-09-30

Fuel efficiency has become a priority for the whole truck industry as fuel represents more than 35% of the freight operators total cost of ownership. Saving 5% of fuel triples freight operators’ net margins and saves 6 tonnes of CO2 annually per truck. Knowing that one third of the fuel introduced in a thermal engine is lost as waste heat in exhaust gases, harvesting this huge quantity of heat to create additional energy represents an untapped opportunity to save fuel. EXOES wants to seize this unique business opportunity.
During 8 years of R&D, EXOES developed the most strategic component of a waste heat recovery system (ORC): the expander. Branded EVE® (for Energy Via Exhaust), this very innovative TRL6 expansion machine was tested in representative environments labs by major truck manufacturers and worldwide Tier 1s.
Such tests revealed an outstanding 5% fuel-consumption reduction (25% higher than competitors), what offers to the freight operators a payback period of less than 2 years. EVE® also allows truck manufacturers and Tier 1s to generate new revenues and margins. Thanks to its compatibility with any single truck platform, EVE® reduces their investment risks. With these advantages on its competitors, EXOES can target the worldwide heavy commercial vehicles segment.
The Exoes expander, EVE, has been integrated in a truck and is being tested currently.
The first redesign to cost of the EVE shows a great potential in terms of compactness, integration, weight, size and cost (task under progress).
A lot of communication has been made through a complete new Website, social media and conferences as ETA in Berlin.