Global energy demand from air conditioners is expected to triple by 2050… which amounts to 10 new ACs sold every second for the next 30 years.

INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY

THE BIG PROBLEM

“The IEA says cooling accounts for 70% of building energy consumption worldwide. New demand will require new electricity production the equivalent to the combined electricity capacity of the United States, the EU, and Japan today.“

“Growing demand for air conditioners is one of the most critical blind spots in today’s energy debate. Setting higher efficiency standards for cooling is one of the easiest steps governments can take to reduce the need for newer power plants, cut emissions and reduce costs at the same time.”

 

FATIH BIROL
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY

Appollo’s unique, patented centrifugal compression process will disrupt incumbent technology, save users money and show the world how to meet and exceed future efficiency standards.

APPOLLO’S TECHNICAL ADVANTAGE

All HVAC systems require “phase change” to operate. Phase change happens at predetermined temperature and pressure for a giving working fluid illustrated by the graphic at right.

Incumbent technology compresses refrigerant which heats the gas requiring even higher pressures in order to change phase from gas to liquid. This is a near runaway scenario exemplified by the red line.

SOLUTION: Appollo’s patented technology expels heat during the unique centrifugal compression process. The result is that the refrigerant condenses into a liquid lower on the phase change curve saving in excess of
30% of energy.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

410A holds 1000X more heat compared to CO2 when released into the atmosphere

CO2 systems are inherently more energy intensive because co2 is a heavier gas

Appollo’s efficiency is due to its isothermal turbo compression which makes CO2 a viable alternative to “green” 410a

Solar powered air conditioners are battery powered. Incumbent technologies have a large start up surge which creates an expensive engineering hurdle. Appollo’s rotating turbo compressor can be ramped up slowly eliminating this “surge hurdle” making it ideal for off-grid and military applications.

MILESTONES

1

COMPLETE

Product concept development and proof of concept at Dartmouth College’s Thayer School of Engineering.

2

COMPLETE

Product design optimization for mass production at Green Town Clean Energy Incubator facility in Cambridge Massachusetts in conjunction with Flextronic’s engineering staff.

3

COMPLETE

Overcome challenges in mass production rotor brazing and develop manufacturing partner with AKG.

4

ONGOING

Durability testing in the field and lab to optimize controls and confirm efficiency data in a variety of conditions.

5

ONGOING

Market technology with the aim to develop strategic industry partners and evaluate most profitable go-tomarket path.

CORE ADVANTAGES

SCALABLE: 2-10 Ton Units

MORE EFFICIENT: Expect more than 30% Energy Savings

GREATER DELTA: Quicker cooling handles surge heat loads

LOWER TEMPERATURE: Refrigeration market potential

SOLAR FRIENDLY: Inherent advantages for battery powered systems

CO2 CAPABLE: Robust high-pressure engineering

TEAM APPOLLO

Dan Alride CEO / Founding Partner

Chris Barrs Product Development / Managing Partner

Brian Artze Managing partner

Peter Swett Lead engineer / Fluid dynamics specialist BS chemical Engineering, Northeastern

Randall Drane BS mechanical engineering, Northeastern

John Hannon Engineer PHD Engineering Sciences, Dartmouth

Ron McLaughlin HVAC support specialist consultant

For more info or to schedule a demo, contact Dan Alride dalride@appollowind.com • (727) 688-4273