Currently, our transportation system is based on internal combustion engines powered by petroleum-derived liquid fuels. Petroleum is a finite resource and its use contributes to global warming, so the current transportation system is not sustainable. The automotive industry is poised to make a change and is exploring various alternatives, such as all-electric, hybrid-electric, and fuel cell automobiles. Each of these approaches has important limitations that will hinder its ability to make the transportation system sustainable – a different approach is required.
Internal combustion engines employ Otto and Diesel thermodynamic cycles, which are inherently inefficient and polluting. In contrast, the Brayton thermodynamic cycle is much more efficient and less polluting. Traditionally, the Brayton cycle has been used to power aircraft and generate electricity; however, recent advances allow it to be scaled down for automobiles. Some say they are not just a viable alternative; they are a better alternative because they are more fuel efficient, environmentally friendly, and require less maintenance.
Join this exclusive Audio Conference by Mark Holtzapple, to learn how advances in and new applications of the Brayton Cycle engine are already revolutionizing the transportation industry and how you can get in on the ground floor of this new technology.
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Dr. Mark Holtzapple
Dr. Mark Holtzapple earned his BS from Cornell University (1978) and his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania (1981). He then served as a captain in the US Army and performed research on microclimate cooling, a method for cooling soldiers encapsulated in chemical protective clothing. For the past 28 ... More info