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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Heat Engines/Pumps

The key innovation of this technology utilizes is its ability to capture and transfer heat through the engine without a change of state, thus avoiding the inherent shortcomings of steam generation at lower temperatures. Because of this we can obtain meaningful output over the full operating range. Our prototype at the CERL lab operates with both heat source and heat sink well below 100C although it is designed to operate with heat sources at 300C as well.

In accordance with laws of thermodynamics, low differential heat generation has a corresponding reduction in net conversion efficiency. Our focus has therefore been to optimize the rate and volume of heat that is processed through our engine in order to compensate. So although the net efficiency will be lower, the net cost will be superior and provide respectable capital cost recovery.

Ian Marnoch- President, Marnoch Thermal Power

Heat engines/pumps