Carmelo J. Scuderi
The original patents for the Scuderi technology were filed in 2001 by Carmelo J. Scuderi (1925-2002), who was an accomplished thermodynamics expert and inventor. His Split-Cycle Engine design and ultimate prototype proved that various efficiencies are possible when the compression work is separated from the expansion process in an internal combustion engine. Since then, hundreds of additional patents have been filed as a result of Scuderi Group’s extensive research and development.
After a decade of development for the transportation industry, the technology is now being adapted for use in the power generation industry. Scuderi Clean Energy holds and provides the Scuderi patented technology that makes it possible to provide energy savings with no upfront costs to the customer.
The Beginning Phases
The Company is currently in the beginning phases of several power projects under contract with a number of additional projects expected by early 2016. All projects are for power generation utilizing conventional engines with the Scuderi patented control system.
Scuderi Clean Energy will also function as the market participant in the wholesale energy, capacity and ancillary markets. This enables the company to effectively compete in the wholesale energy markets and to act as both seller and buyer of electricity.
The next phase of development will include commercializing Scuderi’s patents on compressed air energy storage (CAES), which was born out of Carmelo’s split-cycle invention a decade ago. With split-cycle engine technology, even greater efficiencies are expected as the system will allow for energy storage during times of low demand, and use for when demand is high. The Scuderi CAES system will also enable better storage of renewable energies, such as wind, solar, and water. This project phase is expected to begin in 2 years.