MethaNull at EnInnov 2016: same power, 2% less consumption and CO2, 15% less other pollutants

(conference talk)

The COP21 conference in Paris, December 2015, made decisions about keeping the temperature rise below 2 degrees. This implies more sustainable resources and a rationalisation on our use of conventional energies. One option is better combustion technologies.

In 2012, CBOne announced the start of the programme MethaNull. Based on a flexible on-off pulse combustion technology, simultaneous decrease in consumption and in pollutant emissions should be made possible. We worked on this technology demonstrator intensively 2013-2015 with the support of the AWS / PreSeed grant. Today we are proud to announce: it works!


Laboratory testing showed that at the same fuel consumption, MethaNull technology versus conventional provides the following figures: +2% in outlet temperatures were observed, for -15% NOx and -13% CO emissions. Machine warm-up is accelerated with a 1.1 factor. Operation is extended down to 90% fuel consumption of the conventional lean blow out limit.

More at the EnInnov 2016:

Moosbrugger, V.; Giuliani, F.: MethaNull, ein Programm zur Senkung der Methanemissionen in der Atmosphäre. - in: EnInnov 2016, 14. Symposium Energieinnovation 2016 (2016) Symposium Energieinnovation, TU Graz, Austria (presentation Th. 11.02, 14h30, session B3)


MethaNull means less CO2

The project MethaNull II comes to an end when the conference in Paris, the COP21 starts. The quantitative results will be published in June 2016. One thing must be known: our technology allows to extract more heat from a given amount of fuel compared to conventional. Or it is possible to generate the required amount of energy and save fuel, hence produce less CO2 with our technology. Combustion technologies can be improved - and we did it. This is important.


Read more: MethaNull means less CO2

Vanessa Moosbrugger wins the Schmiedl Research Prize for MethaNull!

Mrs. Vanessa Moosbrugger gets the Schmiedl Prize from the hands of the Major of the City of Graz, Mr. Siegfried Nagl

Vanessa Moosbrugger was awarded with the Friedrich Schmiedl Research Prize on the 10th of November 2015. We congratulate her for this success!

Read more: Vanessa Moosbrugger wins the Schmiedl Research Prize for MethaNull!

Apocalypse Cow

No, this is not a movie by Francis Ford Noppola. This is real.


This sympathetic animal, grazing peacefully somewhere on the green Austrian landscapes, is pointed out by the IPCC [ref: Climate Change 2014] as a significant methane producer. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas. Ranked second after carbon dioxide in terms of emission volume, its warm-up effect over a century would be 28 times worse than CO2, compared by mass.

Read more: Apocalypse Cow

Inside CBOne

This short reportage was shot for the Final of the Fast Forward Award 2014.

(in German)

Read more: Inside CBOne