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Lets not waste ‘waste heat’!

Through our Industry Development team we have a research project underway in our AGGAT research program to collect waste heat information from process industries across New Zealand. The output will be to create a waste heat map identifying waste heat zones across the country. These zones include (but aren’t limited to) refineries, cement works, foundries,…

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HERA and Maori Trust plan for a geothermal paradise

We’re proud to announce that HERA has recently entered into a partnership with Rotorua based Pukeroa Oruawhata Trust group to jointly develop their geothermal resource for commercial opportunities. We’re excited about positively impacting the local region of Rotorua through economic and job opportunities. We believe our work will make a positive difference not only for…

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Building new relationships with Maori Trust

HERA Senior Research Engineer and AGGAT Programme Manager Dr. Boaz Habib recently met with representatives of Pukeroa Oruawhata Trust in Rotorua to discuss plans for a new geothermal project. This relationship will see us designing a heat distribution system using heat sources from geothermal bores to help the Trust in creating a modern complex of…

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Collaboration with SKF for AGGAT turbo-generator research progresses further

Our international alliance with S2M-SKF progressed further last month when HERA Research Engineer Dr. Lei Chen visited SKF representatives in Vernon, France. The meeting was to present our latest work on turbine design and integration with SKF magnetic bearings and outline next steps in our collaborative research. HERA will be making modifications to the turbine…

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AGGAT research makes its mark in Belfast

Our AGGAT engineers Dr. Lei Chen and Dr. Haiam Abbas attended and presented at the recently held third consecutive Engine Organic Rankine Cycle Consortium (EORCC) workshop 2016 in Belfast, North Ireland. The conference attracted more than 100 representatives both from university and industry sectors of the Organic Rankine Cycle technology, 44 researchers, including four keynote…

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AGGAT test rig fabrication progressing

Working with Advance Boiler Services (ABS) in Hamilton over the past few months to design and develop a test rig – we’re pleased to say we’re on the verge of a major step towards energy technology development. This test rig will allow testing of individual components such as heat exchangers and expander type devices in…

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Call for interest – Do you have a strong track record in marine related projects?

If so, we’d love a chance to chat – as we’d like to offer you free marketing assistance to help develop case studies that show these projects off! But why? Our market research has shown that there’s a strong future pipeline for our members in the marine sector and as a result we’ve been working hard…

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Why a ‘she’ll be right’ attitude doesn’t work for Olympic athletes – or your business

If you’re like me – since the beginning of the 31st Olympic Games in Rio, you’ve been rushing home in the evenings to catch the highlights of the day’s events and see where New Zealand’s medal tally sits. The Olympics is an inspiring international sporting event hosting 207 nations in a celebration of sportsmanship and dedication,…

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Heat transfer – why optimisation is key to success!

The ultimate goal of any R&D project is to create something so successful and efficient that it blows its competition out of the water – and cost effectively of course! No one understands this more than our AGGAT team, who uses a pathway of optimisation as a means of achieving this for our members involved…

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Turbo-charged AGGAT team!

Our AGGAT Turbo-generator research team has been making significant progress in our turbine development objectives and is at the cusp of getting into its manufacturing phase. For the first time, we have a sustained turbine research and development platform – something certainly of interest to members working with motors! We’ve been making steady gains towards…

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Stepping up from platform to market

Paul Allen co-founder of Microsoft recent said in a statement. “That’s the thing about new platforms: when they become easily available, convenient and affordable, they attract and enable other visionaries and entrepreneurs to realise more new concepts.” The converse is also true, on your own without a platform, it’s a very hard road to get…