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Angel Labs eyes geothermal for MYT Engine application
The MYT Engine as a pump/compressor purportedly exceeds existing pumps/compressors in providing massive pressure, volume, and flow -- all in one unit. This attribute makes it ideal for geothermal energy,
among many other such applications. The Tesla Corporation, LLC has drilled a
well on which to test this out.
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Angel Labs says that the MYT engine/pump would
be ideal for harnessing geothermal power.
The MYT (Massive Yet Tiny) Engine by inventor Raphial Morgado, is an award-winning internal combustion engine of new design that features multiple firings in one cycle, producing enormous torque in a small area. With 40 times higher power to weight ratio, low parts count, low maintenance, high mechanical efficiency, and low pollution, the MYT Engine could benefit airplane, big ship, 18 wheeler, SUV, passenger car, or power generator applications.
The MYT Engine as a pump/compressor also purportedly exceeds existing pumps/compressors in providing massive pressure, volume, and flow -- all in one unit. This attribute makes it ideal for geothermal energy harnessing as well as for wind power storage and retrieval via compressed air; among a long list of potential applications.
For that reason, Morgado has been successful in talking one renewable energy company, The Tesla Corporation, LLC, into using his system for harnessing the geothermal energy found on their land in
Southern Utah. In fact, Co-President, Korey Robinson, surprised Morgado the other day telling him that they have drilled and capped a small well and are now waiting for Morgado's 14-inch motor to plug into the well to harness the constant geothermal energy that is there.
The engineers at Tesla Corporation looked at the data
on Morgado's website, especially the graphs and charts on the rpm/torque and air pressure/ torque curves, ran the math, and concluded that he was right in saying that his engine would be a good fit for their application.
"The MYT engine is the most efficient expander for steam engines," says Morgado.
The problem is that Morgado is presently maxed out in his time and resources getting ready for the
SAE-Oregon demonstration May 15, in which he plans to showcase his newest 6-inch engine design running on biodiesel.
He told me that with adequate financing in place, he could put his friend over at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on task in working up the engineering and materials needed to fit this application and customize the unit for this specific application. The steam and composition of the fluid from geothermal sources can be brutal on turbines, but Morgado thinks that his pump can be designed to handle this environment rigorously.
Tesla Corporation is a start-up and is also seeking financing for this project.
Once a prototype has been tested, they expect to be able to finance additional installations on their land.
Once the initial prototype for this application has been installed, and the data collected for its performance, this could open up geothermal into much wider usage, bringing the price point down significantly.
"As a company we are dedicated to finding new and innovative energy solutions that are economical and efficient. We are excited to work with Angel Labs in implementing their new technology for our geothermal resource. The numbers from the dynamometer data that we analyzed are very promising for this application. This could be really big. We're honored to be serving as pioneers for introducing what could be a real boon to the geothermal power industry."
Another pump application that is yet untapped would be using the MYT engine for storing wind energy via pressurized air in underground caverns or
tanks (Ref.), so that the wind energy could provide a base-load capability due to being able to store the energy from high wind times and deliver it as needed to the customer base. Angel Labs has received many inquiries for this type of application for the MYT engine/pump.
Based on other inquiries, Morgado says that the foremost potential application of the MYT pump is in mini hydroelectric applications. Another application that could be very significant is in hybrid electric vehicle applications for
on-board generation of power via a MYT genset to keep the batteries topped off.
Yet another application is for pumping water and oil from underground. Given the way the MYT pump ideally handles the three key elements of volume, flow, and pressure, "it pulls up like a rope", Morgado said. Ironically, it was this application that Morgado was targeting when he first came up with the design that is now known as the Massive Yet Tiny engine.
Any other applications that we havent thought of? Tell us what you think and stayed tuned for updates to this rapidly evolving story.
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