HighLift by
Olvondo Technology

is unique as the world’s first near-market industrial high temperature heat pump based on a reversed Stirling engine design.

This represents a radically different technology to anything that is on or near to market today.

 

Stirling technology facilitates a paradigm shift by supplying significantly higher output temperatures that are required for a myriad of industrial processes in a manner that is independent of fossil fuel sources.

«The advantage of HighLift technology are the financial and environmental gains achieved through savings on cost and emissions of alternate energy sources»

Partners

The project will adress and implement the technical and commercial roadmaps that we have developed with AstraZeneca and other industrial test users to enable a rapid and successful commercialization of HighLift.

1.

Technology maturation & final prototyping objectives (WP1)
to optimize HighLift subsystems, integrate them into an improved HTHP prototype and undertake a detailed simulation of the full system function. We thereby aim to raise the TRL of our technology from its current TRL7 to TRL8.

2.

Piloting & validation objectives (WP2)
to demonstrate and validate technical performance and benefits through a large-scale pilot in industrial settings with Consortium partner AstraZeneca, elevating HighLift from TRL8 to TRL9.

3.

Commercialization readiness objectives (WP3-5)
enable us to successfully bring the HighLift produkct to the market and reach sales traction beyond the proposed EU H2020 FTI project

TECHNOLOGY MATURATION

WP1
Technology maturation

WP2
Large-scale piloting

MARKET MATURATION

WP3
Supply chain development

WP4
Commercialisation and communication management

WP5
Project & innovation management

Implementation of Commercial Plan
Commercial innovation activities: Securing BA/VC funding, sourcing of suppliers, etc.

MARKET LAUNCH

2005

HighLift technology concept

2006

HighLift R&D begins

TRL 1 - 2
HeighLift is developed to meet industry need for cleaner high temperature (>160°C) heat e.g. for steam driven processes
OT founded as Single Phase Power AS

2011
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2013

Prototype 1 & 2

TRL 3 - 4
First complete pump prototypes are assembled and demonstrated at TINE. Validated max. Carnot coefficient of performance. Deviation from modeled power consumption 4-8%.

2014
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2015

Prototype 3 full system

TRL 5
First full installation to user auxiliary systems undertaken at Lerum. 3 full installations at AZ R&D center in Sweden. Validated service interval 1500h, max COP 45%

2016
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2018

Prototype 4

TRL 6 - 7
Validated with test user - 4000h service interval, max COP 50%.
TINE per unit steam purchase agreement negotiated

2018
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2021

Phase 2

TRL 8 - 9
HighLift market prototype: Ready for wide market introduction. Target performance indicators: service Interval 8000h max COP 60%.

2021
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Onwards

Exploitation

Direct sales of HighLift to target customers.
Escalation in HighLift sales with partnerships to international agents.