FOR GAS TURBINES
GROUND BREAKING BENEFITS
Capability to fully utilize
OUR UNIQUE TECHNOLOGY
Finno Exergy’s innovation is based on using pulsed deflagration combustion compatible with existing technology, which has yielded significant results. The technology team have successfully harnessed concepts prevalent in ICE combustion and applied them to gas turbines. Effectively the technology is able to harness 80% of the benefits without any of the drawbacks associated with pulse detonation.
Finno Exergy was established in 2012 by Timo Erämaa and Heikki J Salminen. They spotted an opportunity for a technology to enable power generation with the electrical efficiency of Internal Combustion Engines (ICEs) along with the reliability, the availability, the ability to use several different fuels, and the reduced emissions of gas turbines.
The Finno Exergy pressure gain combustion (PGC) process is available for gas turbines in all application areas. Using accurate flow and combustion control, pressure gain of more than 25% has been verified by measurement in our test unit. The simulation driven product development process of pressure gain combustion system is done within the Finno Exergy integrated virtual development environment.
SUPERIOR EFFICIENCY OUT OF A CLEANTECH SOLUTION
The Finno Exergy PGC system is capable of complete burning with low emissions. It can handle a variety of conventional as well as renewable fuels, including alcohol fuels with water content. Freedom of fuel choice as well as high efficiency contribute to an environmentally smart solution. An important part of the development and validation process is a gas generator test unit that has been running
INTEGRATED VIRTUAL DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT
Cutting edge 3D-CFD flow and combustion simulation is integrated to full system simulation and optimization by 1D software, used in conjunction with laboratory testing to calibrate models and verify test results. Avant-garde application of powerful engineering tools enabled the technology team to create the most impressive results within a short timeline. Technology team is available to joint development projects
M.Sc. Mechanical engineering
Founder and CEO
Chemistry and Technology
M.Sc Chemical engineering, Automation, Plant Design and MBA
Board Member, Strategic advisor,
Finno Exergy has completed the phase 1 of the "Shell Game Changer" program
The project started after the victory of the "New Energy Challenge 2020" and ended in October 2021. During these months we installed on our prototype an additional power turbine and new measurement equipment. This upgrade enabled us to calculate the thermal efficiency of the system and to compare it with an equivalent ideal traditional gas turbine.
The experimental results showed the potential of efficiency improvement of up to 40% for small gas turbines applications, in line with our forecast.
AIAA Technical Panel on non-RDE Pressure Gain Combustion systems
Heikki J Salminen, Technical Advisor & Co-Founder of Finno Exergy Oy Ltd. was invited to a 2021 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forums Technical Panel session, among top-rank panelists from the field of pressure gain combustion and gas turbine research. The panel titled “PGC-12: Pressure Gain Combustion is not just Rotating Detonation Engines!” is scheduled for Wednesday, 11 August 12:00 - 13:15 ET (UTC-4), 2021.
Shell Game Changers program has been started
First phase of the Shell Game Changers program has been started and the whole team is working hard to make this project a success.
The team is also preparing to give a presentation in the upcoming ETN Virtual Annual General Meeting & Workshop Week 2021.
Our CFD Specialist Fabio Ciccateri will be presenting a topic “Novel pressure gain combustion technology for low carbon GT operation: technology description and experimental result” in session TC1: Low carbon GT technologies. Please check the full schedule in the link. https://etn.global/events/virtual-agm-workshop-week-21/
Getting noticed by the press
Check out the article from Talouselämää about the Finno Exergy victory in the New Energy Challenge 2020.
Finno Exergy is a proud finalist of this year’s New Energy Challenge
For the past three weeks we have working towards the finals pitch and the project proposal with Shell. Finals day will be November 19th and live broadcast will start 15:00 CET. The online event is open for everybody. Below the link for registration to the final broadcast: https://newenergychallenge.com/story/register-for-the-new-energy-challenge-finals-broadcast/?linkId=104185507
Finno Exergy has made to top5 in the New Energy Challenge
Finno Exergy is a proud finalist of this year’s New Energy Challenge! For the past three weeks we have working towards the finals pitch and the project proposal with Shell. Finals day will be November 19th and live broadcast will start 15:00 CET. The online event is open for everybody. Below the link for registration to the final broadcast: https://newenergychallenge.com/story/register-for-the-new-energy-challenge-finals-broadcast/?linkId=104185507