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Thermomobil

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Thermomobil

As an alternative to the very expensive electric vehicles used in car-free resorts of Switzerland, DLM has built a "demonstrator of the principle" in a most simple way with existing components, and it works indeed. The energy is stored in a pressurized hot water drum. This method is common in fireless locomotives. Recharging is much faster then with electric batteries and life expectancy is virtually unlimited, quite unlike the one of battteries. Hot water can be produced with any form of energy (waste heat, biomass, solar energy and so on), so it can be free or cheap. The modern Pick-up is a light-weight design of the Swiss company Horlacher. 

Thermomobil in voller Fahrt

Thermomobil in voller Fahrt

Last Updated on Friday, 11 September 2009 17:52
 

Revival of the Stationary Steam Engines

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Steam locomotives and steam engines are increasingly popular, but mainly used for tourism. Oil price and climate debate lead to a revival of stationary steam engines. This locomobile, which was not used for a long time has been transported to its new owner "Dufner Bioenergy ", where it is being recommissioned. Wood chips (Biomass, CO2-neutral) from the local forest will be used as fuel. The steam engine will produce electricity whilst the energy of the exhaust steam will be used for heating purposes in wintertime (heat and power).

 

Examples of other commercial used Lokomobiles:


Example 1

 

Firing of the boiler is done by sawdust. With modern control equipment there is no need for supervising.

Example 2

This Locomobile is also used to produce electricity. The boiler is fired with Biomass which in sawmills is usually free of charge. All pictures: Roger Waller

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 April 2010 14:50 Read more...