THE TECHNOLOGY

GLR Tech is a 3-in-1 solution to filter pollutants from combustion and, at the same time, generate extra energy from waste. The extra energy and the capacity of the hardware to capture harmful gases generates a CO2eq thanks to carbon avoidaded by our technology. Thus, the technology mitigates not only air pollution and waste energy from processes but also avoids climate change.  It will be implemented in boilers, industrial furnaces, and internal combustion engines including those on locomotives, heavy-duty trucks, vessels, and generators.

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KEY BENEFITS OF GLR TECH

• Waste from internal combustion engines = mechanical energy = electrical energy;

• Provides a smooth transition from internal combustion engines to hybrid systems;

• Improves the thermal efficiency of the motor system and, in parallel, ensures compliance with environmental standards;

• Patent granted in Brazil, Germany, India, Netherlands, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Finland. Patent Pending in USA and Japan;

• The system is ready to be customized according to a specific industry need.

GLR Tech at Forbes Magazine

Text translated from Forbes Magazine Brazil, n° 58, page 43. Published on May 2018.
 


Smart engine
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.”