Where are we now?


Frans Bezuidenhout, the originator of Ardau, designed it to generate electricity from fossil fuels efficiently, scalably and without emitting any greenhouse gases or other pollutants.

He built eight prototypes. The last of these, Mark 8, was tested and certified by SGS “the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company” (www.sgs.com). A copy of the certificate is available on request. It proves that an exothermic reaction in an enclosed reactor can be used to generate heat and therefore steam. This is the major breakthrough that is the foundation of Ardau.

The prototypes he built all operated at a “Subcritical” level. He saw that if the reactor functioned at “Advanced Ultra-Supercritical” (A-USC) temperatures and pressures the process would be much more efficient. He started working with Chi-Min Pang an engineer to develop Ardau to A-USC level.

Chi-Min Pang has over 40 years eperience across multiple industries and disciplines.  He has a background in physics and chemistry.

They found that a reactor that operated at such high temperatures and pressures needed special materials for its construction. It is only in the last three years that such materials have become available.

Having proved that Ardau would function as required they then started to look for investors to raise the funds needed to build the first complete system.  Sadly Frans died in December 2018 and since then Chi-Min has taken full responsibility for technical development.

 He has designed and developed several technologies to not only achieve a very high level of efficiency but also to go beyond Advanced Ultra-Supercritical levels.  This will allow the Ardau system to help provide blue and green hydrogen at ultra-low cost.



8th Prototype circa 2005

Later Developments

A multi-national team has been established under Chi-Min to find potential investors and potential buyers. We now have people in the UK, Germany, Singapore and China.

Our most urgent goal is to build the first Ardau system which we will use to demonstrate the Ardau technology to the world.

We are looking for investment funding and innovative businesses looking to pilot new green technologies. If you fit into either category or simply would like more information please contact Richard Wickes on +44 (0)20 3633 5736, or by e-mail as richard.wickes@ardauenergy.com.

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