THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE

November 14, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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This seminar offers 1 PDH credit!

THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE

Dr. Bilodeau's lecture concerns an innovation in Thermal Energy Storage. Stable, safe, inert Synthetic Phase Change Materials have been developed. The implementations in various applications have shown two important features:

1: The phase change temperature is now selectable to better suit the duty cycle, and
2. The thermal density of the material is substantially higher than water-based systems.

In a chilled water loop, the result is a compact, low maintenance system allowing the chiller to run more efficiently, reducing part loads, or to do load levelling during Peak periods, being improved by the stored cooling energy gathered by chiller operation during Off Peak.
The chiller cycle itself is optimized during both periods.  Lower Peak kW and Total kWh savings are achieved.  System durability is improved.

Stephane Bilodeau, Eng., Ph.D., FEC – Chairman, Chief Technology Officer, and Founder, Novacab Inc. Engineer, PhD in Energy & Advanced Thermodynamics as well as a Master in Applied Sciences. He is an active member of Engineers Canada.  In the last 20 years, he has driven many projects related to Thermal Energy Storage and Energy Management in the Transport and Industrial sectors focusing on Energy Efficiency, Innovation and Sustainable Development.

As Chairman of Novacab Inc. (Since 2007) and the President of Groupe Enerstat Inc (since 1996), Dr. Stephane Bilodeau has driven many projects related to Thermal Energy Storage and Energy Management in Vehicles and Buildings.  He worked on developing technology innovations with various teams including IBM, Transport Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, Hydro-Quebec, Novabus/Volvo Bus, Kruger, Bombardier, etc. 

Member of the Board at the OIQ (Quebec Associations of Professional Engineers) from 2006 to 2015, he has been involved actively in different standing committees and work groups, and notably as Vice-President from 2009 to 2014 and President in 2014.  Member of the Board of Engineers Canada from 2013 to 2016, he is Vice-President of the Governmental Relations and Public Affairs Committee since 2014. In April 2015, he has received a Fellow of Engineers Canada (FEC) for its “Exceptional Contributions to the Engineering Profession in Canada”

 

Author of different patents linked with Energy Storage and Energy Management applied to processes, buildings or vehicles; the Novacab and Novanergy technologies have won different awards and prizes (notably the ASHRAE Industrial Technology Award 2007, the IBM Innovation that Matters 2006 Contest, AQME Energia 2006 Award, etc.) 

As a Lecturer and/or Associate Professor at the University of Sherbrooke since 1994, Dr. Bilodeau has been in charge of different energy related courses.  His publications appeared in ASHRAE Journal (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers), International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (Pergamon Press), IEA Proceedings (International Energy Agency), SAE Proceedings (Society of Automotive Engineers), International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS) Proceedings, etc.