Blackburn invented a new method for creating electricity and several associated pieces of hardware. A novel power takeoff captures the rotational force of the drive shaft. The system requires no changes to powertrain geometry, installs in about 5 hours. A proprietary algorithm operates Blackburn's technology. Proprietary & patent pending
Primary Application Area: Energy, Efficiency
Technology Development Status: Prototype
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: We sell a kinetic energy recovery system to trucking fleet operators with long haul sleeper trucks.
Fleet operators have a problem retaining drivers and managing cost of operating their fleet, which has increased 50% due to new EPA required emissions equipment. Fleets want to use electric AC & accessories but these systems rely on the engine alternator, which cannot charge the auxiliary batteries that power the electric AC & accessories.
We solve this problem by creating up to 80% more electricity for the APU batteries, reducing charge time by more than 50% while drastically reducing fuel comsuption. This eliminates the fuel cost of overnight engine idling and the associated repair costs to the emissions equipment by creating clean electricity, store it in batteries, allowing the driver to use electric AC and accessories keeping their driver comfortable helping tin increase employee retention.
We are different from the engine alternator because we have a 30% mechanical advantage, a threshold advantage in volts and can create up to 5x the amount of electricity available for the auxiliary batteries which allows the driver to rely on the electric AC and the fleet to save fuel and maintenance costs
Organization Type: Early-stage Startup (Seed)
Showcase Booth #: 11T
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Vetted Programs/Awards: 2016 White House, Office of Science & Tech Makers to Manufacturers
2016 Village Capital Energy Transportation
2016 TiE Scale-up Company2016 Accelerate Mass Award
2016 SBANE Innovation Award Nominee
2015 MassChallenge Finalist
2015 Furnace – Natick Labs (DoD)
2015 Catalyst Award Winner
• 2014 Clean Tech Open Northeast
SBIR/STTR Awards: Blackburn Energy has not received any such funds to date.
External Funding to Date: Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. ~$200,000 total from two programs