GLR Tech is a 3-in-1 solution to filter greenhouse gases, generate extra energy, capture fine particles, and facilitate CO2 capture. It will be implemented in boilers, industrial furnaces, and internal combustion engines including those on locomotives, heavy-duty vehicles, ships, and generators.
The team comprehends that combustion processes might continue in the market for decades and, therefore, wants to help key industries reach net-zero carbon emissions and reduce environmental impact from emissions.
KEY BENEFITS OF GLR TECH
• Waste from Internal Combustion Engines = mechanical energy = electrical energy;
• Provides a soft transition from internal combustion engines to hybrid engines;
• Improves the thermal efficiency of the engine’s system and, in parallel, ensure the compliance
with emission's standards;
• Patent granted in Brazil, and India. Patent-pending in strategic countries;
• The system is ready to be customized according to a specific need from industries;
• The treated gases, with fewer fine particles, thanks to GLR Tech, enable an easier capture of CO2 through
some existing technologies, such as electrolysis.
GLR Tech at Forbes Magazine
Text translated from Forbes Magazine Brazil, n° 58, page 43. Published on May 2018.
While electric cars do not become a global reality, world oil demand will not decline until 2036, according to the latest OPEC report. The combustion engine market must continue for decades, and it requires solutions that minimize the harmful effects of the emission of gases.
Therefore, GLR Tech, a startup founded in 2013 and based in São Paulo (SP), has created a system capable of purifying pollutants and capturing particulate matter from diesel engines, while providing smart use of resources. In other words, GLR Tech reduces the impact of emissions and, at the same time, generates energy with these exhaust gases. “The focus was to generate enough energy to feed our gas filter, but we will generate more energy than we need for the filter,” explains Felipe Burman, CEO, and co-founder of the startup along with Gilberto Leal Ribeiro, who developed the solution.
The innovation will enable a soft transition from diesel engines to hybrid system, while the emission will be reduced by 80-90% depending on the pollutant.
“Our solution was classified as innovative and with high relevance for the global industry by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and can be customized to any combustion engine,” says Burman. “Our focus is big vehicles, such as trucks, buses, locomotives, and ships.”