As the International Energy Agency projects that the energy demand for air conditioners will triple by 2050 and that A/C units account for 20% of global electricity usage, the strategic alliance between the three companies aims at solving this environmental challenge through advanced engineering and digital manufacturing.
The partnership should combine Hyperganic’s algorithmic engineering approach with the industrial metal 3D printing process pioneered by EOS, and Strata’s implementation of digital production lines.
The result should be a residential A/C unit that is not only more efficient, and that should be sold at a competitive cost compared to conventional units.
The three companies aim to build an A/C system that is 10 times more energy-efficient, able to achieve up to 180% improvement on the refrigerant cycle, 200% reduction in the heat exchanger energy consumption and featuring a combination of gains from energy recuperation using an integrated turbine in the refrigerant flow.
The companies said they plan to show project updates at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP28, which will be hosted in the UAE in 2023.
The collaboration between Hyperganic, Strata and EOS was sealed at an official signing ceremony, witnessed by HE Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, United Arab Emirates minister of industry and advanced technology, HE Sara Al Amiri, United Arab Emirates minister of state for public education and advanced technology, and Musabbeh Al Kaabi, CEO of UAE investments at Mubadala Investment Company.
During the ceremony, Hyperganic also announced the opening of its Dubai Engineering Office at the beginning of July.
Hyperganic said its UAE team will work closely with Strata’s team in Abu Dhabi and the EOS team on the implementation of the project.
“Our mission at Hyperganic is to use technology to help solve humanity’s toughest challenges,” said Hyperganic CEO and founder Lin Kayser.
“The UAE is a melting pot of the world’s best talent, and the country’s vision for the future is refreshingly clear in today’s world. When we came to the UAE, we found alignment on goals, brilliant people, and the right partners. I couldn’t imagine a more suitable place to collaborate on this important project,” he went on.
“At EOS, we are purpose-driven. Sustainability and responsible manufacturing lie at the heart of our company,” said EOS founder Dr Hans J. Langer.
“This project can only succeed when engineering and manufacturing are deeply integrated. We will engage with our UAE-based partners to significantly advance the state-of-the-art technology further.”
Strata CEO Ismail Ali Abdulla said: “This partnership is an inspiring model for industrial pioneers in terms of benefiting from the nation’s attractive industrial environment and the advantages and capabilities provided by the UAE, which stimulates partnerships based on innovation, creativity and expansion in modern industrial sectors.”
“Through this project, we will work with Hyperganic and EOS on building the advanced technological manufacturing processes necessary for the product’s success. This partnership is a real leap for Strata, which is based on investing in 4IR technologies and building new avenues for industry. This aligns with Strata’s strategy for advanced industries and helps realize the national vision for developing the industrial sector and conducting partnerships based on innovative solutions,” he concluded.