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Friday 31 May, 2019
Water Fuel Engineering awarded with 1st Place in Trade Stand Exhibit
in Scotland's Beef Event 2019

 

WFE are proud to announce that during this year's Scottish Beef Event, held at North Belthelnie Farm, Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire on 30th May, we were awarded first place for a commercial stand.

 

The award as given by David Duguid MP from Baniff and Buchan. As he said himself, ‘Water Fuel Engineering Ltd had a more under-stated stand inside one of the large sheds but presented a truly inspiring vision of the use of Hydrogen as a fuel of the future.’

 

One of the key distinguishing features of our electrolyser is its efficiency and to highlight this, we set up a tube filled with water which we used to help visualise the production of oxyhydrogen through bubbles. We hope that this event has contributed to the popularising our technology whilst bearing in mind the successful project at Nether Aden Farm under 'Farming for a Better Climate' Initiative since September 2017. The event had a huge amount of visitors which helped to increase the interest in WFE's technology.


Wednesday 27 March, 2019
Water Fuel Engineering has successfully completed their first ever project in India.
and the results are impressive!

 

Our team went to Hyderabad,India, to install our electrolysers on busses owned by the Telengana State Transport Corporation (TSRTC) in October 2018. It was the first experience of exporting to an non-EU country, overcoming challenges related to shipping our units across more than 5800 miles.

 

The installations of the electrolysers were completed in November 2018, where our team collaborated with and trained local engineers to use our technology. Initial road trials and emissions tests were conducted in line with local legislation and methods prior to evaluating the short-term effects of WFE's units.

 

The project inspired our team and knowledge transfer with local firms lead to innovative software updates. Effective communication and feedback mechanisms were established between WFE and our new client to ensure effective implementation of the electrolysers, configuring our technology to work in ambient conditions vastly distinct to those in the UK or Europe.

 

The results of the projects were in-line with our expectations, showing a reduction of 75% in emissions and smoke by across all vehicles. This represents an amazing opportunity of implementing retrofit technology in one of the most polluted regions in the World. At least 140 million people in India breathe air that is more than 10 times over the World Health Organisations's safety limit and 10 of the most polluted cities in the world are in India.

 

The transport sector greatly contribute to air quality deterriorating  and solutions like WFE's electrolyser are quickly gaining traction as there is no requirement to purchase new equiptment. Witnessing the results of our electrolysers, Indian officials recognised the benefit of implementing WFE's methodology in improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions, but emphasised the health benefits that the technology can deliver. 


Thursday 01 November, 2018
WFE approved
WFE was accepted to participate in a scheme led by Plexal and financed by the Innovate UK.

 

 

According to the program, WFE gained access to a ‘mentor’ with relevant industry experience, support in helping scale ups based on individual challenges and expert advise, along with access to finance and introductions to investors.

 

WFE also gained access to a thorough analysis service done by Early Metrics, a company that rates start ups and small businesses in terms of likelihood to gain investment, in the beginning of the programme and is expected to be graded again after three months.


Thursday 11 October, 2018
Hyderabad, India
WFE receives a grant for installing electrolysers in India

WFE was awarded a funding agreement with IMC World Wide Limited through the ‘The High-Volume Transport Applied Research Programme.’

 

A grant was awarded for the installation of ten electrolysers on busses owned by Telengana State Road Transport Corporation in Hyderabad, India. The performance of the vehicles is monitored by the State Government and industry specialists TCRTC have the largest fleet of busses in the world , consisting of approximately 10,525 vehicles.

 

The potential in this project in economic terms can be expressed in the sheer number of busses that could have an electrolyser installed. In terms of social and environmental, the electrolysers can work to prevent air quality deteriorating in the area of the world which has the highest amount of air pollution. In the end of November 2018, one of our teams completed the installations in India.

 

The biggest challenge was the high temperatures in India which necessitated the development of a new system to control the mobile electrolysers which allowed constant delivery of oxyhydrogen through electrolysers connected in parallel. On the basis received regarding the temperature of the systems their work cycle is now able to be regulated. 


Friday 14 September, 2018
Nissan Micra Installation
A compressed version of HydroGen developed

The latest version of Hydrogen allowed us to drastically reduce the size of the system which enabled us to install on small vehicles like the Nissan Micra.

 

The size allowed the system to be positioned next to the spare tire of the vehicle without taking too much of the luggage spare of the car. Fuel efficiency improved by 14.3%, demonstrating that HydroGen is compatible with engines of any size.


Thursday 07 June, 2018
Successful trial in industrial processes
Based on the successful application of the applying the electrolysers industrially, WFE was invited by the Bulgarian Hydrogen Society to fulfil an order for adding oxyhydrogen to a forced draught burner.

 

 

The manufacturer of the burner was Riello and the development of the systems required for this was difficult as the developer of the burner rejected to collaborate with us, and so did their representatives who perform maintenance.

 

Their opinion on the matter was that it is impossible to add oxyhydrogen to methane. WFE carried out research on the functionality of the burner for a number of months and created a tailor-made electronic control unit which integrated the work of the electrolyser with that of the burner.

 

Following eight months of operation, the opinion of the producer and their representatives has been disproved, as there is a 20% improvement.


Friday 11 May, 2018
WFE participates in the Royal Highland Show
HydroGen publically showcased in Scotland

The annual show is an exhibition of agricultural produce and machinery, where awards are given in multiple categories; from life stock to innovative technologies used in farming.

 

WFE made an entry for the Technical Innovation awards and impressed the judges to the extent that they offered a free exhibition spot for the show in 2019.

 

The last element WFE needed to add at this time was the long-term effects on the engines and whether the electrolysers impacted the warranty of the vehicles.

 

Since then, WFE has participated in projects and research which will put us at an advantage during out participation in 2019 particularly since there the electrolysers in Aberdeenshire have been functioning for approximately two years. Furthermore, because of the work in Aberdeenshire, we have attained permission from JCB to install on new tractors without affecting the warranty status of the new engine.


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