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What is RVCR technology About?

In Layman Terms: -
RVCR Technology is a about an invention by Engineer D Ajee Kamath that leads to the Birth of New Age Machines for 21st century clean energy demands in Transportation, power generations Sector and Industry.

Machines are used for various functions ranging from simple applications like Pumping water, running a fan etc, to complicated functions like flying (Aeroplane), Transportation of goods (Trains, Ships) and extremely sophisticated actions like Space Missions etc.

All Machines use mechanism for doing its functions. Like Pumps and Fan use a rotor element to churn water/air to push it in the desired area. The rotor is an element of the fan that is driven to rotate, by an electric motor and similarly the rotor is an element of a pump driven by either electric motor or an Engine. The Rotor is mounted on a shaft which is another element is supported on bearings placed in a casing and all these elements are connected to each-other an arrangement. This arrangement of a chain of elements is referred as a Mechanism and it’s ‘Kinematics’.

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RVCR Technology is about an entirely new arrangement of component elements of novel Geometric shapes that perform a sequence to be used to output highly energy efficient, clean energy machines with a lower carbon foot print.

What are the RVCR Technology applications?

RVCR is a new addition to the world of ‘Machine Mechanism’ and is a seed technology that various downstream applications across industry ranging from Transport, Power Generation and Utility Machines.

RVCR Mechanism is applicable to Machines used for Powering today’s world and are classified under ‘Fluid Handling Machines’ (FHM)as these machines interact with Fluids to perform.
List of FHM below.

  • Prime-Movers (Engines) use fuel are used in Automobiles, Tractors, Railways, Trailers, trucks, Earth-moving and Material Handling equipment, fishing trawlers, ferries, Tug-boats, Barges, Supply Vessels, Drones, Armoured Vehicles Propulsions of Aircraft, and ships and for Power generation Etc).
  • Prime-Movers (Turbines) use Renewable Energy like wind energy, wave and Ocean Currents and in Dams for power generation.
  • Pumps and Compressors are used in various Industry applications for transporting water, fuel, farm produce, breweries, Dairies etc and in Pharma and Chemicals industry for dosing and metering devices etc.

How does RVCR Mechanism different from conventional Mechanism?

The conventional mechanisms used in ‘Fluid Handling Machines’ today are y of the following types

  • The Positive Displacement Type (e.g Piston Crank Mechanism used in Engines and Compressors)
    • A rotary Mechanism Wankel Engine is used in very limited applications.
    • Rotary Positive displacement is used in pumps and compressors.
  • Rotary or Dynamic Mechanism is mainly used in Turbines, Pumps etc

RVCR Mechanism overcomes the limitations of the conventional mechanisms and combines the efficiency advantage of Positive displacement and compactness of Rotary Mechanisms into one.

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What are characteristic benefits and key features of RVCR Technology?

RVCR Technology leads to machines which are highly energy efficient, cheaper, compact and with lower carbon foot print.

One of the key features of RVCR Technology is that it enables a highly illusive feature, (which scientists, engineers and Technology Majors globally pursued for over a century) called the ‘VCR feature’ ‘Variable Compression Ratio’.

  • The VCR features Fuel-flexibility in Engines: - RVCR Engines can use either Fossil fuel or Green fuel and switch fuel during operations and thus allows high gains in efficiency and fuel flexibility in Engines. (Users of engines can switch from conventional fuel to green fuels, on demand, while in operations and even switch among various types of conventional fuel. For e.g. switch the car fuel from Diesel to LPG to Petrol etc while driving or to green fuels in Emission Control areas etc)
  • RVCR introduce an entirely new species of New Generation Renewable Energy Power Generators (REPG) with high energy capture factor at Low cost without disturbing the environment or biosphere.
  • RVCR introduce an entirely new species of New Generation Renewable Energy Power Generators (REPG) with high energy capture factor at Low cost without disturbing the environment or biosphere.
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  • The conventional mechanisms used in ‘Fluid Handling Machines’ were invented/developed during late 19th century and through the 20th century and have been refined and improved over the past 100 years. These mechanisms have their own limitations and are oversaturated by incremental improvements through the last century. (Discussed in detail in the technology sections).

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It is highly sought after in Engines like the feature considered to be the holy grail in Engine Technology.

What are the basic Elements of RVCR?

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Where can I view more about RVCR technology systems?
  • For animations of virtual Models of component systems of RVCR Engine Prototype and its assembly Click here
  • For Video of Early Stage Motoring trials for kinematic integrity Test Click here
  • For Video of Early Stage Motoring trials for Gas flow through Test Click here

Request for witnessing RVCR Development First Hand would be facilitated depending on the purpose for such witnessing and under confidentiality obligations. You may please contact us for the personalised visit to witness RVCR Technology Prototype – Development.
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Is RVCR Technology Patented?

Yes, RVCR Technology is patented in Various Countries World-wide.
In addition to the 1st Patent on RVCR Mechanism which is granted in various countries, Patents on next generation upgrades of RVCR Patents and its component systems have been filled. Some are Granted, and some are pending.

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Is RVCR Technology assessed by experts?

Yes, RVCR Technology is assessed at various National and International Platforms.

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What makes RVCR Technology Engines feasible

Most amount of speculation over feasibility of the rotary concept are:

  • Sealing of the Gas Chambers
  • Inertia at High RPM
  • Cooling of Engine
  • Valve Packaging
  • Combustion essentials

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What is RVCR Technology’s prospects in the scenario where battery and electric technologies are
being pushed world-wide ?

Battery and Electric automobile technology are a major force to counter emissions and pollution world-wide and has inflow of major investments however the space for RVCR Prime-Mover technology is still greater. The public perception on Battery technologies results primarily from its use in automotive sector, however Prime-Mover drive are not limited to automotive industry and only a minor segment of the entire Prime-Mover applications and market. The Battery technology viability is further subject to :

  • The ‘weight to power’ ratio limits battery use in high power rating applications like Railways, Trailers, trucks, Earth-moving and Material Handling equipment, Maritime applications like fishing trawlers, ferries, Tug-boats, Barges, Supply Vessels etc and other specialised segments like UAV’s, Armoured Vehicles, Aircraft, ships, Power-generation etc. which is a $ 500 billion Market globally.
  • The large-scale use of batteries leads to abundant supply for fuel with reduced demand, leading to Batteries competing with plummeting fuel prices, undermining its viability. Batteries get in conflict with fossil fuel dependent economic structure.
  • The battery Technologies need heavy Electric motors which further add to the weight of vehicles.
  • The electric drives from grids to would need power generations that need Prime-Movers.

**RVCR technology solution addresses these concerns by providing a bridge between Fossil fuel and green energy.

What is RVCR Technology’s prospects How do you see it against the solar push?
  • The low energy capturing efficiency and conversion to electric is a major limitation of solar as source of large demand. Along with the storage issues, cost of energy, capital investment required, weather dependency, maintenance cum disposal cost and space requirements are major limitations.
  • Human technologies can never reach near to natures photosynthesis for carbon capture and there is no better way of harnessing solar radiation other than letting it for plants, trees, flora & Fauna growth.
How do you see it in terms of fuel cell?
  • Fuel cells are a long way to go and would still need fuel. Hydrogen fuel cell would require distribution of hydrogen which has major safety issues.
  • The energy content in Hydrogen of Natural Gas is much lesser concentration than higher heavier molecules.

**RVCR can use Both Hydrogen and LPG in much rapid rate to produce high specific (clean) power at half the weight of conventional engine.

How do you see in terms of Hybrid Prime-Mover Technologies?
  • Some of the inherent limitations of hybrids with conventional I.C. Engines the weight of electric motor and battery for high power applications which nullify any efficiency gains. The battery charging still needs power which will have to come for some other source.

**RVCR Engines are compact and by its cylindrical geometry integrates into a motor rotor to make a highly compact unit which brings down the weight of the entire Prime-Mover.

What is GYATK’s proposition and offering?

GYATK introduces its globally patented RVCR Technology, a radical new approach in solving the limitations faced in usage renewable-energy and Green-fuels. RVCR is technological brake through in kinematics' which lead to birth of an entire ecosystem of new age machines which are highly efficient, fuel-flexible, emission smart and have a lower carbon foot-print.

We are currently involved in commercialising RVCR Technology Prime-Movers and have worked its technological systems requirement and the 1st Prototype RVCR Multi-Fuel Engine is at TRL-6 (Technological Readiness Level-6).

GYATK pursued its work in India till 2015, however for limitations in both Industry and Government in the country in handling ‘Green Field Techno-commercial Projects’ and since RVCR is based on a entirely novel Concept making further strenuous, GYATK shifted its base to UK where it has found success in terms of gaining Phase I funding through the SME Instrument of the Horizon 2020 Scheme. GYATK is now pursuing for Phase II funding for its Project to develop a Pilot demonstrator RVCR engine of a defined specification for select segments that would fetch Market traction and push its RVCR Technology Commercialization drive towards attaining next level of business scaleup.

What are the difficulties, bottlenecks, barriers faced?

RVCR is a ‘Greenfield Techno-Commercial Project based on new concept invention’ that has progressed to TRL-6. The technical milestone target is to accomplish TRL-6 objectives and reach TRL-7.
The commercial accomplishments and next milestone target is detailed separately.

  • The mainstream Innovation ecosystem limitations
    Incremental innovations have abundant avenues and various players have streamlined their operations through programs, mechanisms involving government schemes and private investment firms for facilitation, training, implementation and streamlining it into Economic mainstream. Disruptive Products category innovations has a high degree of difficulty yet there are various success stories for referencing. The commonality in the two underlined categories is relative ease of evaluation and foreseeable impact of the innovation within a specific confined market segment.

    Breakthrough inventions are new concept solution that marks an evolutionary change in technology for creating next generation product that leap-frogs the industry ahead of existing performance norms. This demands reconfiguring production lines, design, QC, Testing, Management Planning methodologies etc. The conventional commercial enterprise steeped in encashing their investments is only permissive of such minimal change which does not disturb the existing structure. Individuals, People, Authorities and organisations, desist large technological reorientation based on their scepticism on succeeding in surviving the change.

    • Summary
      The paramount challenge for Breakthrough/Gamechanger innovations is its acceptance as a solution as this demands paradigm shift in thought processes and competence to conjecture on its Value.

    • Solution
      To sensitise all stake holders (small and big within industry, Government, Academia, and innovation ecosystem) about RVCR innovation for acceptability. Furthermore, this involves approaching from both Top-Down and Bottom-up hierarchical directions and the possible lateral extent at every level of stakeholders.

      Open transparent assessment of feasibility and viability risk of the venture. This enables to pool experts for a comprehensive scrutiny that is otherwise impossible.
      RVCR is assessed by experts at various national/international Platforms, seminars, Expos, innovation schemes, workshops conducted by Government bodies involving scientific institutions, engineering and research organisations, regulatory bodies etc. and none ever yet found any reason that negates RVCR proposition.

      To disseminate information about success in achieving development milestones and progress made in the endeavour to realise the objectives and establish credibility of GYATK’s Project Process execution capability.

      Aligning as many like-minded partners to join the endeavour, both Pro-Bono or for beneficial returns on participation.

      To explore all possible funding avenues globally. RVCR Project is now selected in Phase 1 of the SME instrument OF European Commission scheme called Horizon 2020 and now preparing for submissions for gaining Phase II Funding.
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  • The commercial enterprise and Market Dynamics

    The OEM’s and Multinational-Corporations (catering to numerous sectors like Land, Air and water& marine Transport, Renewable energy Power Generation sector, Heavy engineering, Material Handling & earthmoving, rigging, industrial equipment etc.) are on the top of the food chain of the Prime-Mover Industry. GYATK’s D&D business forms part of the complex industry web of its backward supply chain net. The D&D further has its own Backward Value Chain for its various Business process needs.

    This structure is a truly multi headed Hydra with no specific chain of command or window for RVCR to approach for unified assessment of its proposition. The difficulty is further compounded by rarity of RVCR innovation category.

    Despite these challenges GYATK succeeded in gaining traction with a OEM in India however experienced severe challenges in integrating its project into Licensee OEM’s facilities under a joint development project The OEM’s existing structure was tuned for mass production objectives of its products, whereas Engine D&D project execution is highly specialised competency very different form mass production engineering.

    The Lack of ‘Open Innovation Management Structure’ for integrating RVCR project into the industry is a serious Handicap.

  • Prime mover Funding & Industry specific barriers

    Prime-Movers products and Technologies have long shelf life and extended life-cycles (Extending up-to 3 and more decades in Maritime and Hydro-Power sectors). Prime-Mover technology and product development is highly resource and time intensive and even for established conventional technologies it takes anything from 5 years to a decade, however the self-life of the technology is multiple decades. The industry involves huge in-cycle investments in various projects pushed by technology leaders and institutional financiers, making the entire ecosystem highly conservative and with a massive momentum. Pushing a Breakthrough innovation among the numerous heavy weight stake holders with focused agendas and competencies is an immense challenge.

    Prime-Mover Industry Innovations are time and resources intensive and the industry is a highly specialised and Innovation ecosystem today is focused on Incremental innovations in Digital Platforms, Pharma, Communications, Social innovations, Energy Efficiency, Green Energy etc. Prime Mover sector innovations have dedicated stand-alone schemes in EU and specially in UK that primarily cater to this Space

    services tare dealt with by that leads to over simplified conclusion about RVCR.

    • Solution & GYATK Strategy

      RVCR self-funded its endeavour and simultaneously leveraged the regular innovation schemes for assessment for its potential at various global platforms for gaining attention of Early Technology Adopters in Prime-Mover Industry and government. This helped gain strategic resource partnering in automotive sector for its Technology development and Business Process.

      GYATK started its RVCR project from Drawing board and cascaded though various milestones during the technology and business incubation process to lay foundations of its Commercial R&D business to.
      GYATK developed its strength in key facets and leveraged its growth to reach and access higher relevant platforms for achieving its objectives.

What are the lessons learnt?

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Did GYATK achieve success in Technology Commercialization?

The inherent strength of GYATK is to undertake feasibility and viability assessment of concepts through its expertise and experience in the various facets of commercial R&D

  • Knowledge, Aptitude and Analytical abilities in Scientific & Engineering fields for Fast and In-depth assessment of concepts.
  • Ability to Comprehend and Conjecture on Technology R_D&D requirements including cost/ Time.
  • Exposure and hands on experience in multitude of Engineering fields and its systems.
  • Experience in the process fine-print in Technology Development Planning and Execution.
  • Experience in innovation Management and Technology commercialization.
  • Expertise and Experience with Intellectual Property Management, Patenting Process, and Developing IP strategy.
  • Expertise and Experience with Legal process involved in IPR Licensing and its flip side.
  • Network of Professionals and Organizations globally for the Supply and Value Chain.
  • Experience and Expertise in Marketing and Technology grounding sense check exercise.
  • In-depth understanding of Market dynamics, Stake holders and formulating go to Market strategy.
  • The credibility in undertaking Break-through Technology Development and Commercialization.
Are RVCR products scalable?

Yes

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