Eco-friendly Mini-CHP "Brayton Power"

Eco-friendly Mini-CHP "Brayton Power"
The main concept of our mini-CHP
Eco-friendly Mini-CHP "Brayton Power" utilizes repurposed old engines for clean, decentralized heat and power generation in colder regions.

Ivan Pushechnikov
Gdynia, Poland
Team members
Ivan Pushechnikov
Tetiana Pushechnikova
Field of work
Architecture, Engineering, Ecology, Research
Project category
Project submitted

Meet Ivan Pushechnikov, a passionate amateur inventor, born in Kyiv in 1980. For 41 year, he called Kyiv his home. With a background in IT, he has accumulated 15 years of experience in the field. From a young age, Ivan has nurtured a fascination for mechanics and physics, spending his time constructing mechanisms in his own garage.

Ivan gained recognition when he presented his first intriguing mechanism idea on the Ukrainian version of the television show "Shark Tank" back in 2007. Today, that very idea has evolved into a functional product displayed at the National Technician University of Ukraine "KPI" museum.

Driven by his vision for a greener future, Ivan founded the Brayton Power community, which currently consists of around 150 like-minded individuals. Together, they are dedicated to developing a new type of Brayton engine, designed to run on environmentally friendly solid fuel.

After facing challenging circumstances in 2022, Ivan Pushechnikov, along with his wife and three children, made the difficult decision to leave Ukraine. They have since embarked on a journey through various European countries: Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia.

Since February 2023, Ivan has found a new home and work in Poland, where he plans to stay for the next few years, continuing his pursuit of innovative solutions in the fields of architecture, engineering, and ecological advancements.

Our formula comprises three components: Mini-CHP, naturally sourced solid fuel, and repurposed internal combustion engines as Brayton engines. This formula addresses multiple future world challenges:

1. No need for centralized heat and power systems.
2. Generation and consumption can occur in close proximity, eliminating energy transportation costs.
3. Joint heat and power generation is far more efficient than separate systems.
4. We offer cost-effective, improved Brayton engines compared to steam or Stirling engines running on solid fuel.
5. Repurposing internal combustion engines presents a clever new application.

Contrary to belief, burning solid biofuel is eco-friendlier than solar, wind, hydrogen, biogas, and non-renewable sources. Utilizing solid biofuel, accumulated by plants from solar energy, is a natural process that positively impacts climate and life. Embracing this infinite sustainable cycle is the optimal approach, aligning with nature's harmony, unlike other energy methods that disrupt it.