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Hiflux Completes Volume Manufacturing Grant Programme

Hiflux recently completed a 14 month Innovate UK funded programme to investigate how new laser technology could be used to make our manufacturing methods suitable for high volume production. Hiflux collaborated with Imperial College and ECM Developments on this highly successful project which attracted £324,378 of grant funding.

Hiflux intends to continue this work to develop the technology required for high volume automation.

The details of the competition can be viewed at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/567982/Materials_and_Manufacturing_up_to_12_Month_Projects_-_Competition_Result….pdf (Page 3)

Hiflux Begins BioHypp Project

Hiflux is a partner in a EUR 5.77 million EU funded Horizon 2020 project to develop a full scale technology demonstrator of a hybrid solid oxide fuel cell / mictroturbine power plant using biogas as the main fuel. The 4 year project commenced 1 June 2015.

http://www.bio-hypp.eu/

Change to Hiflux Board of Directors

Hiflux Limited is pleased to announce that Brian Count has been appointed to the Board of Directors as Chairman. Brian has a wealth of experience in the energy industry as a former Chief Executive of RWE Trading and Innogy, as a former member of the UK Industrial Development Advisory Board and as a former Non-Executive Director of Eskom, South Africa’s state owned electricity utility. Brian is also Chairman and founding investor in Jacoma Limited and Non-Executive Chairman of InfraCo Africa.

Founder and former Chairman John Coplin remains a Director.

Hiflux to Collaborate on Novel Diesel Engine

Hiflux has been awarded a grant as part of a collaborative research project by the Technology Strategy Board. The consortium consists of Ricardo plc, University of Brighton, Hiflux Ltd and a confidential advisory panel drawn from the heavy duty engines and vehicles sector. More information on the project and technology can be found here:  

http://www.ricardo.com/en-GB/News–Media/Press-releases/News-releases1/2013/Game-changing-Ricardo-concept-for-high-efficiency-heavy-duty-diesel-moves-forward/

HiCo Project Starts

Hiflux has begun work on the TSB consortium project: Highly Compact Power DC/DC Converter for Low Carbon Vehicles (HiCo). This project will bring together the expertise of 7 industrial partners and one academic institution to build a highly compact DC/DC converter to meet the unique requirements of automotive applications. The compact and robust heat sink produced by Hiflux is well suited to the project goals.

Partners:

Newcastle University
Turbo Power Systems
HiFlux
Dynex Semiconnductor Ltd
Industrial Capacitors (Wrexham) Ltd
IST Power Products Ltd
Hyperdrive
Lotus Cars Ltd