Vortex Power Systems Limited has developed a proprietary system to convert any source of waste heat into a zero-carbon powerplant and generate electricity from the wasted energy. The system utilises wasted heat to create an atmospheric vortex and generate electricity from the high wind speeds produced. The team expect using this method could deliver an extra 5% power generation to an existing power station (geothermal, nuclear or coal-fired).
The company is led by a highly experienced team and board
- Co-founder Professor Richard Flay (Scientific lead) has been a professor of mechanical engineering for 27 years at the University of Auckland. He has a history of successful commercial ventures including developing the world’s first wind tunnel capable of producing twisted flow for testing yacht sails. This wind tunnel was used by Team New Zealand to win two Americas cups
- Neil Hawkes is thh other co-founder and Chief Technical Officer. Neil is a mature and proven entrepreneur with over 30 years of commercial experience and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering (First Class Honours). Neil is pursuing his PhD in the development of VPS technology which is expected to provide additional resources to Vortex’s development programme.
- Perzaan Mehta (GM) is the ex-GM for Orbis Diagnostics. Perzaan’s last role was as Associate with Pacific Channel. He was instrumental in the DD effort into Vortex and ended up seeing so much potential he left Pacific Channel and took a full time role as GM.
- Brent Ogilvie (Chairman) is also the managing director of Pacific Channel and ex-CEO of Engender Technologies
Enterprise Angel members invested in Vortex Power Systems’ initial seed capital rise in 2021.
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