Five Stars

Combustion Bay One is five years old!

CBOne was officially opened on the 27th of March 2012. At that time we were rushing a bit to get the first contract officially signed with the official stamp of an engineering office!

Five years. Fifteen people directly involved. Eleven publications. Twelve presentations in renowned international congresses and conferences. Two proprietary technologies... See all counts for all what can be counted in the detailed section.

Many students. Many slides. Many km. Many many contacts and a happy few… who turned eventually into our dear Clients! The small "r" in cont(r)act is not trivial. A lot of sweat. A lot of humor, sometimes bittersweet, often good. A lot of smiles. A lot of laughs. 

We thank good luck. We appreciate the wide spectrum of things done. 

I rise my glass. Not only to these five years, but also to a bright future. 

To CBOne. To the people who made it. Cheers!

Fabrice Giuliani, CEO

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The air we breathe

A breathtaking picture in the Parisian outskirts during the pollution peak with particulate matter in Dec. 2016

Normally, at this time we publish our Season’s Greetings. However, this December’s headlines are about remarkable pollution peaks observed during week 49 (6-9.12.2016) in Mailand, Brussels, London and Paris. This time, the concentration in particulate matter was alarming. The exceptionally nice weather and its absence of wind just made things worse.

The alert for most large cities in Europe is given when a concentration in particle matter with size smaller than 10 microns (PM10) above 50µg/m3 is achieved. A sub-category of it is the group of particles smaller than 2.5 µg/m3. These are known to deposit in our breathing cavities and organs, and possibly interact with our blood. The WHO recommends a maximum concentration of PM2,5 of 10µg/m3. 

Quoting the European Environment Agency (EEA), "air pollution remains the single largest environmental health hazard in Europe, resulting in a lower quality of life due to illnesses and an estimated 467 000 premature deaths per year".

Roughly one third of these particles come from industrial combustion processes. And this is a figure one can reduce, namely with better combustion. This is what we do at Combustion Bay One.

Support CBOne by helping us to promote and deploy our MethaNull technology. We can bend these numbers. We can breathe a cleaner air. Complete combustion will reduce drastically the production of particulate matter. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More about MethaNull:

Introducing the Band

Articles and contributions 2016-2017 from CBOne will be written by these people.

Please meet Lukas Pfefferkorn, Georg Mader, Gerhard Kraft, Nina Paulitsch, Fabrice and Alexandre Giuliani.

CBOne Channel

Watch our new short movie, "One day in the Lab", directed by Lucas Fraunberger!

 

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MethaNull at EnInnov 2016: same power, 2% less consumption and CO2, 15% less other pollutants

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The COP21 conference in Paris, December 2015, made decisions about keeping the temperature rise below 2 degrees. This implies more sustainable resources and a rationalisation on our use of conventional energies. One option is better combustion technologies.

In 2012, CBOne announced the start of the programme MethaNull. Based on a flexible on-off pulse combustion technology, simultaneous decrease in consumption and in pollutant emissions should be made possible. We worked on this technology demonstrator intensively 2013-2015 with the support of the AWS / PreSeed grant. Today we are proud to announce: it works!

 

Laboratory testing showed that at the same fuel consumption, MethaNull technology versus conventional provides the following figures: +2% in outlet temperatures were observed, for -15% NOx and -13% CO emissions. Machine warm-up is accelerated with a 1.1 factor. Operation is extended down to 90% fuel consumption of the conventional lean blow out limit.

More at the EnInnov 2016:

Moosbrugger, V.; Giuliani, F.: MethaNull, ein Programm zur Senkung der Methanemissionen in der Atmosphäre. - in: EnInnov 2016, 14. Symposium Energieinnovation 2016 (2016) Symposium Energieinnovation, TU Graz, Austria (presentation Th. 11.02, 14h30, session B3)