Uniflow Power Ltd is an unlisted public company based in Perth, Western Australia, dedicated to commercialising a new renewable energy technology, the Uniflow Generator, a simple, small-scale biomass fuelled steam engine.
Uniflow Power is planning the pilot production run of the Uniflow Generator, a small scale, biomass fuelled, combined heat and power, 5kW generator. In the last three years two advanced prototypes of the Uniflow Generator have been built for testing and development. Hundreds of enquiries have already been received from all over the world for this simple but revolutionary approach to creating electricity using simple, highly efficient direct combustion of woody fuels and waste, such as coconut husk or sawdust. Global new investment in renewable energy rose 17% to a record USD 257 billion in 2011 compared to 2010. This was more than six times the figure for 2004 and almost twice the total investment in 2007.
Global investment in solid biomass fuelled power systems was estimated at a relatively modest $10.6 billion although this does not capture investment in pellet fuelled and biomass fuelled heating systems It is also notable that the majority of the USD 100 billion estimated to have been spent on photovoltaic systems was in the smaller power output range (<10kWp), at the same scale of electrical production as the Uniflow Generator. The difference is that the Uniflow Generator will make that power if the sun is shining or not, at any time of the day or night or year, along with at least 20kWth for hot water production and space heating. . Uniflow is exploring all commercial options for launching its small biomass fuelled technology onto the market including licencing and joint ventures.