A review of progress and developments in Q2

25 July 2022

A review of progress and developments in Q2

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With the first half of the year now behind us and the teams working flat out to deliver the ongoing projects, we look back at the successes of H1 2022 and what we have to look forward to for the rest of the year and into 2023. Bowman's Head of Programmes and Commercial Manager, Will Bowers, shares more detail…

The first half of 2022 has been very fast paced with a lot of exciting achievements, continuing to build on our successful Q1.

Here are some highlights:

  • Our lead 3rd generation eTurbine unit is coming up to 30,000 hrs of fault free running. To date it has created 1.5m kWhrs of free power and saved over 30 tonnes of CH4 from going into the atmosphere
  • Two new remote power station sites, fully fitted out with 2nd generation eTurbine units, have recently been commissioned in Australia
  • Our exciting new Fast-Start eCompressor prototype has been successfully tested on an operational site in the UK, with our lead customer
  • Our test plan for an eTurbocharger for heavy-duty truck engine application is now underway
  • An eTurbocharger for diesel locomotive application is on test and the industrialisation phase of development is now starting
  • Our future Power Electronics platform development for eCompressor, eTurbine and eTurbocharger application has started alpha prototype testing with the selected, advanced Silicone Carbide MOSFETs performing well ahead of expectations
  • Several team members attended the 11th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives, this was the first conference that has been attended within the last couple of years

I reported in the last newsletter that with the crazy fuel prices we are seeing at the beginning of 2022, our eTurbo Systems technology has proven to be even more important in the journey to help make the use of existing fuels more efficient and dramatically lower emissions, whilst also planning for a future with incoming, non-traditional and blended fuels by greatly enhancing engine adaptability. The fuel prices in Q2 have only got worse therefore this cements the importance of the eTurbo Systems technology today and in the future of power generation.

For some time, Bowman has been refining the unique technology behind our eTurbo Systems. This technology now has its own name, befitting its exciting status and capabilities: TorqIQ™. So what is TorqIQ™? TorqIQ™ is the bringing together of a matchless blend of capabilities and expertise to intelligently apply torque management by integrating high-speed electrical machines (HSEMs) and power electronics in turbochargers (or separate compressors and turbines) to create smart, digital eTurbo Systems.

Employees are the bedrock of all good companies and in Q2 we have welcomed a number of new members to the team alongside investment in our facilities with new state-of-the-art hot and cold test cell capabilities and initial office refurbishment to ensure that we can continue to produce more exciting products.

Looking forward to Q3 we have several programmes delivering prototypes as well as a lot more development and testing on our current in-house programmes. Additionally, we will be attending a Hydrogen Expo and Supercharging Conference. If you see us at either, please come and say hello and see some of the products that are being developed today for a cleaner, more intelligent combustion engine and fuel cell-based future.

25 July 2022

A review of progress and developments in Q2

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With the first half of the year now behind us and the teams working flat out to deliver the ongoing projects, we look back at the successes of H1 2022 and what we have to look forward to for the rest of the year and into 2023. Bowman's Head of Programmes and Commercial Manager, Will Bowers, shares more detail…

The first half of 2022 has been very fast paced with a lot of exciting achievements, continuing to build on our successful Q1.

Here are some highlights:

  • Our lead 3rd generation eTurbine unit is coming up to 30,000 hrs of fault free running. To date it has created 1.5m kWhrs of free power and saved over 30 tonnes of CH4 from going into the atmosphere
  • Two new remote power station sites, fully fitted out with 2nd generation eTurbine units, have recently been commissioned in Australia
  • Our exciting new Fast-Start eCompressor prototype has been successfully tested on an operational site in the UK, with our lead customer
  • Our test plan for an eTurbocharger for heavy-duty truck engine application is now underway
  • An eTurbocharger for diesel locomotive application is on test and the industrialisation phase of development is now starting
  • Our future Power Electronics platform development for eCompressor, eTurbine and eTurbocharger application has started alpha prototype testing with the selected, advanced Silicone Carbide MOSFETs performing well ahead of expectations
  • Several team members attended the 11th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives, this was the first conference that has been attended within the last couple of years

I reported in the last newsletter that with the crazy fuel prices we are seeing at the beginning of 2022, our eTurbo Systems technology has proven to be even more important in the journey to help make the use of existing fuels more efficient and dramatically lower emissions, whilst also planning for a future with incoming, non-traditional and blended fuels by greatly enhancing engine adaptability. The fuel prices in Q2 have only got worse therefore this cements the importance of the eTurbo Systems technology today and in the future of power generation.

For some time, Bowman has been refining the unique technology behind our eTurbo Systems. This technology now has its own name, befitting its exciting status and capabilities: TorqIQ™. So what is TorqIQ™? TorqIQ™ is the bringing together of a matchless blend of capabilities and expertise to intelligently apply torque management by integrating high-speed electrical machines (HSEMs) and power electronics in turbochargers (or separate compressors and turbines) to create smart, digital eTurbo Systems.

Employees are the bedrock of all good companies and in Q2 we have welcomed a number of new members to the team alongside investment in our facilities with new state-of-the-art hot and cold test cell capabilities and initial office refurbishment to ensure that we can continue to produce more exciting products.

Looking forward to Q3 we have several programmes delivering prototypes as well as a lot more development and testing on our current in-house programmes. Additionally, we will be attending a Hydrogen Expo and Supercharging Conference. If you see us at either, please come and say hello and see some of the products that are being developed today for a cleaner, more intelligent combustion engine and fuel cell-based future.

25 July 2022

A review of progress and developments in Q2

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Image

With the first half of the year now behind us and the teams working flat out to deliver the ongoing projects, we look back at the successes of H1 2022 and what we have to look forward to for the rest of the year and into 2023. Bowman's Head of Programmes and Commercial Manager, Will Bowers, shares more detail…

The first half of 2022 has been very fast paced with a lot of exciting achievements, continuing to build on our successful Q1.

Here are some highlights:

  • Our lead 3rd generation eTurbine unit is coming up to 30,000 hrs of fault free running. To date it has created 1.5m kWhrs of free power and saved over 30 tonnes of CH4 from going into the atmosphere
  • Two new remote power station sites, fully fitted out with 2nd generation eTurbine units, have recently been commissioned in Australia
  • Our exciting new Fast-Start eCompressor prototype has been successfully tested on an operational site in the UK, with our lead customer
  • Our test plan for an eTurbocharger for heavy-duty truck engine application is now underway
  • An eTurbocharger for diesel locomotive application is on test and the industrialisation phase of development is now starting
  • Our future Power Electronics platform development for eCompressor, eTurbine and eTurbocharger application has started alpha prototype testing with the selected, advanced Silicone Carbide MOSFETs performing well ahead of expectations
  • Several team members attended the 11th International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives, this was the first conference that has been attended within the last couple of years

I reported in the last newsletter that with the crazy fuel prices we are seeing at the beginning of 2022, our eTurbo Systems technology has proven to be even more important in the journey to help make the use of existing fuels more efficient and dramatically lower emissions, whilst also planning for a future with incoming, non-traditional and blended fuels by greatly enhancing engine adaptability. The fuel prices in Q2 have only got worse therefore this cements the importance of the eTurbo Systems technology today and in the future of power generation.

For some time, Bowman has been refining the unique technology behind our eTurbo Systems. This technology now has its own name, befitting its exciting status and capabilities: TorqIQ™. So what is TorqIQ™? TorqIQ™ is the bringing together of a matchless blend of capabilities and expertise to intelligently apply torque management by integrating high-speed electrical machines (HSEMs) and power electronics in turbochargers (or separate compressors and turbines) to create smart, digital eTurbo Systems.

Employees are the bedrock of all good companies and in Q2 we have welcomed a number of new members to the team alongside investment in our facilities with new state-of-the-art hot and cold test cell capabilities and initial office refurbishment to ensure that we can continue to produce more exciting products.

Looking forward to Q3 we have several programmes delivering prototypes as well as a lot more development and testing on our current in-house programmes. Additionally, we will be attending a Hydrogen Expo and Supercharging Conference. If you see us at either, please come and say hello and see some of the products that are being developed today for a cleaner, more intelligent combustion engine and fuel cell-based future.