RACINE – Modine
Manufacturing Company announced it is developing a
series of compact heat exchangers that will capture
waste heat from the exhaust stream of a diesel engine
and convert it into useful power to improve engine
efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions.
As part of the project, Modine is working with the
Department of Energy-sponsored program SuperTruck and
has provided these heat exchangers to a Cummins-Peterbilt
concept vehicle for comprehensive road testing,
according to the Racine-based company.
The DOE initiated the multi-year SuperTruck program in
2010 with the goal of designing a heavy-duty Class 8
truck that achieves a 50 percent improvement in overall
freight efficiency, according to the announcement.
“Our research engineers utilized Modine's technology
building blocks to develop highly compact heat
exchangers to meet the thermal management and space
requirements of this new challenge. Leveraging the
success of this demonstration program, Modine continues
to develop this waste heat recovery technology in
preparation for future commercial opportunities around
the globe in the commercial vehicle and automotive
markets,” said Lawrence Gabbey, Modine Research
Engineering Section manager and program manager for the
SuperTruck program, in a statement.
Modine, with fiscal 2013 revenues of $1.4 billion,
specializes in thermal management systems and
components, bringing highly engineered heating and
cooling technology and solutions to diversified global