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News   August 3, 2005   by Auto Service World

Encore Introduces New Proprietary Alternative Energy Technology


Encore Clean Energy, Inc. has anounced the firm’s HeatSeeker technology which the Company is calling “MPG”, for Accelerated Magnetic Piston Generator.
Encore’s new MPG design resulted from the optimization of its vapor hydraulic HeatSeeker, heat-to-electricity energy conversion technology, which was originally developed by inventor Mr. Robert Hunt and licensed to the Company.
The MPG design is for a unique pressure driven “Linear Engine” that propels a permanent magnet through a series of electro-magnetic coils to generate electricity according to Faraday’s Law of Induction, wherein moving a permanent magnet into and out of a coil of wire induces an electrical current in the wire while the magnet is in motion.
The MPG design can use fuel combustion or low-boiling-point working fluids to convert heat energy into high-pressure gases that propel its “Magnetic Piston” at high velocities, back-and-forth, through a linear alternator to generate usable electricity. The greater the velocity of the Magnetic Piston passing through the alternator, the greater the electrical power output that can be generated. The Company believes that the MPG design can be scaled-up to generate electricity by the kilowatts or potentially megawatts of power.
The MPG design, when configured as a thermal (heat) conversion technology, represents an untapped power source that can convert both low and high temperature heat resources into electricity. These heat resources can be readily found in nature (solar thermal, geothermal and ocean thermal) and in the smoke-stack and tailpipe exhaust heat of many man-made combustion engines, micro-turbines, fuel cell generators and industrial processes, all of which burn fossil fuels.
In a typical internal combustion piston engine, which powers virtually every car and truck in the world, pistons are attached to a crankshaft via connecting rods, which transform the linear motion of the pistons into rotary crankshaft motion. If the primary purpose of an engine is to generate electric power, then this linear-to-rotary transformation is unnecessary and inherently inefficient as a substantial portion of the mechanical work produced is lost due to the forces imposed by the crankshaft and friction generated by moving parts. With fewer moving parts, the MPG design can offer increased engine fuel-efficiency and operating reliability in a smaller, lighter and more powerful engine for cost-effective use in the new generation of hybrid gas-electric vehicles.


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