The recent G20 Leaders’ Summit in New Delhi highlighted “Vasudeva Kutumbakam”; the profound belief that the world is one family. G20 Chief Coordinator Harsh Vardhan Shringla declared it to be the Summit’s most vital lesson and the roadmap for sustainable and inclusive, human-centric development, bringing home the need for unity and equality. Key issues tied to these are the environment and climate change.
These concerns were high on the agenda, where among activities, leaders approved a green development pact. This supports sustainability, financing and reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, among other steps, championing strong, viable, and balanced growth.
The first electric light in India was recorded in 1879. Today, India is considered the most densely populated country, home to over 1.4 billion people. Modern living demands electricity, and while the majority has access, there are broader, cheaper, and more sustainable options.
Imagine replacing traditional internal combustion engines with a groundbreaking alternative, adaptable to a multitude of industries, from maritime to agriculture, automotive, and beyond. Now envision only needing a land area as compact as half a cricket field to generate power, eliminating the need for sprawling solar power plants. Picture electric cars capable of traveling unlimited kilometers without needing charging stations. This visionary transformation is now within reach in India.
V2Techs, a dynamic technology startup with roots in South Africa and the USA, is poised to disrupt the norms of electricity production and distribution through their invention, the “Remora”, an electromagnetic combo motor, which is redefining the renewable energy landscape.
Inspired by the symbiotic relationship of the fish it’s named after, the “Remora” attaches itself to various applications as a versatile substitute for hydropower, wind power, fossil fuels, and more.
The V2Techs team wanted to match or beat the efficiency of hydropower. At 90%, hydropower has a much higher power efficiency than wind at 59.6%, while solar power generates at 15-20% and coal 33-40%. V2Techs technology has 98% power efficiency, looping three different elements – a brushless motor, a flywheel and induction.
“Remora” is patented technology while “SpinG” (spinning generators) is the method of producing electricity by attaching the “Remora” to an electric power generator as a prime mover (the external source of rotation). V2Techs has also patented the “SpinG” concept.
“We harvest energy through the flywheel, fed back to our own battery, and redirected again back to the brushless motor,” Sasha Vlad, CTO of V2Techs explains. But how this technology can be applied makes an even stronger case.
Under India’s current electric power grid, it may be quicker to transition to alternative micro grid power plants, which are scalable using V2Techs’ technology. This new approach will be particularly beneficial in monsoon season, when there are frequent disruptions to power grids.
“With this technology, we could run a wind turbine in a building’s basement without blades or wind. We don’t need to store energy, as we produce it on site, instantly, and on demand,” Vlad adds.
India’s united market has immense potential and will very soon be the third world economic power. The country has high English-speaking proficiency, alongside advanced tech acumen and computing knowledge. “India is also fully fossil fuel dependent, so it is a viable candidate to pursue technology alternatives to move its economy into new directions,” Vlad says.
One of which could be the possibility of global and green horizons for electricity supply. Announced at the G20, leaders from India, the USA and Saudi Arabia, among others will set up rail and ports links between the Middle East and South Asia and eventually Europe. “Through V2Techs, India could be a tech pioneer that can further expand alternative, affordable tech to other areas across the globe,” Vlad adds.
What could the future look like?
The shipping industry transports over 80% of the world’s goods. Accordingly, alternative fuels like ammonia, gas, green and blue hydrogen require large production and storage facilities in almost every harbor. Instead, Electric Ships could be retrofitted or newly developed to remove all systems associated with fuel-based power generators, freeing up a significant amount of cargo space and resulting in a 50-60% reduction in cost per shipping container.
Electric Vehicles (EV) can also benefit from V2Techs technology with unlimited mileage, eliminating the need for charging stations, and with different forms of kWh payment on the go. The EV becomes an electricity utility provider for the household, by charging storage batteries in a power wall. Electric Farms can operate on the same principles as EV. “New agricultural areas can develop in remote regions, with no reliance on electric power grids, and access to all modern farming facilities, while meeting the urgent need to expand farming land at a lower cost.
The G20 demonstrated just how essential it is to find alternative solutions to solving current problems, particularly with a view to a more sustainable future.
“This technology is at the forefront of low-cost, low-emission green energy that could transform the future of power generation for all of India,” Vlad concludes.
V2Techs is currently in partnership discussions with data centres, agri-tech manufacturers, and the maritime sector. The company’s concept of permanent free energy was algorithmically simulated with the MATLAB engineering program and proved viable. A research paper was published on 13 April 2022 by two engineer physicists. A quote from the research paper is as follows: “This free energy can be used either as feedback to the motor for continuous process or supply for external appliances. MATLAB simulation has been carried out and results have proven that this Free Energy Flywheel system is possible.”
V2Techs team blends patents developing expertise with hardware manufacturing experience and carbon credits business acumen.
C. Vlad has been patenting new technologies since 1998 in South Africa, USA, UK and Netherlands to the tune of 23 patents so far. He operated his R&D activity at different research parks: Iowa State University Research Park, Florida Atlantic University Research Park (USA), YesDelft Research Park (NL) and Ocean Village Innovation Centre (UK). For his work he received two large research grants (USA) that have been transformed into successful multimillion dollar companies in the biomedical field and ethanol fermentation industry. His main work is available for viewing at the US Patent and Trademark Office and the World International Patent Organization.
S. Vlad provides the naval architecture and engineering experience, with various works in South Africa, Germany, Italy, and Sweden. He also holds a patent certificate in UK.
R. Probst is a retired college professor, a serial entrepreneur who has very deep knowledge of carbon credits market regulations.
S. Frank brings over 30 years’ expertise in hardware manufacturing as part of an engineering team for a Japan international corporation.