Cuycha Projects

We are currently searching for industrial partners for joint projects to develop our inventions
and bring them into production for the good of our global environment and mankind as a whole.

Initially, we are focusing on three geographic-areas and licensing will reflect the same:

  1. Finland/Scandinavia & the Baltic-nations

  2. Central EU-nations

  3. North America

Other areas, for example Africa or the Far-East, are open to negotiation as are global-licenses for
any particular patent. As an absolute rule; we require from any prospective partners a true commitment
to develop the inventions in question. Cuycha-licenses themselves must not become commodities
to be bought and sold.

National- or State-governments and -organizations can also be considered as initial project-partners.

For the latest status of Cuycha projects go our news-page.

Technologically these projects can be divided into ten categories. These are of course very dynamic
and overlap considerably, so any project may contain elements from one or even all ten headings:


  1. CCN-Project: carbon capture & neutralization.

  2. Oxygen-Project: production of oxygen or oxygen-enriched-air.

  3. CHP-Project: combined heat and power production from a variety of fuels.

  4. Power-plant Project: full-size power plants with CCN technology and alumina production.

  5. WindTurbine-Project: efficient design for high-power turbines that accommodate varying wind conditions.

  6. Generator-Project:  variable reluctance generators eradicating the need for a transmission.

  7. Desalination-Project: energy-efficient production of drinking water from sea water.

  8. Water-Cannon-Project: high-volume water howitzer for control of large fires.

  9. Snowmaking-Project: thermodynamically efficient production of snow.

  10. Other Projects:


CCN-Project: carbon capture & neutralization

Dr. Nurmia’s most notable invention is the neutralization of CO2. This revolutionary invention uses feldspar,
common all over the world, to processes environmentally harmful carbon dioxide into harmless bicarbonates.

The CO2 is washed from compressed or otherwise high-content flue or other gas into a stream of water. The resulting
acidic liquid is neutralized with feldspar. As an extra benefit of this process, each ton of CO2 produces up to
two tons of bauxite, than can be further refined into aluminum oxide (alumina) currently selling at 400 $ US per ton
on the global market. The CCN-process also gives us a cost-effective method of extracting lithium, a high-demand
metal for the battery industry, from spodumene (see: Production of lithium and other strategic materials).

Combining a Cuycha oxygen-enrichment-unit with the CCN-process cuts emissions at the source: the furnace.
Utilizing both technologies can reduce carbon emissions over 90%.

Using CO2-neutralization with aluminum production in an ultra-low-emission power-plant combined with an adapted
Bayer-process for refining bauxite into alumina, can drastically reduce the energy consumption and harmful byproducts
of current aluminum manufacture processes (see: Power-plant Project).

Large-scale application of this CCN technique is likely to revolutionize the production of many rare and strategic
elements such as lithium, rare earths, and heavy metals like tantalum. They are currently produced from highly
concentrated occurrences, many of which are located in distant and/or politically unstable parts of the world. Silicate
minerals often contain these rare elements in amounts too small to justify their extraction by conventional methods.
The CCN technique provides a low-cost way to process large amounts of silicate minerals, and by selecting the silicates
for their content of these rare elements one can develop valuable byproducts while eliminating harmful CO2 emissions.

With emission-standards tightening every day and global warming a real threat, carbon emissions are a truly hot topic.
There are hundreds of projects world-wide working to find feasible solutions to storing, or sequestering this
captured CO2. These CCS-solutions are based on costly and environmentally questionable methods by which
the CO2 is isolated from the flue-gas, then compressed and transported to a underground or undersea storage-site;
possibly to leak out one day bringing the same problem down on our children. We suggest a better solution:
neutralizing the CO2 at the source and avoiding the cost and hazards of CCS. No one else is offering this.

The world-wide markets for this technology are almost limitless.

Technical brief of the CCN-process: Technical_Brief_CCN (375 KB)



Oxygen-Project: oxygen or oxygen-enriched-air production

Cuycha Innovation has developed a totally new and innovative method for the production of oxygen-enriched air.
It uses 30-40% less energy than conventional technology and can be constructed in small (even transportable) units
that feed highly enriched, oxygenated air into any type of furnace, burner or diesel engine. This allows for much higher
fuel-efficiency and power-plants that can utilize greener, alternative fuels like wood chips, pellets or even household waste.
It can also be used to gasify high-water-content fuels such as wood waste, peat or black liquor from cellulose plants
to provide fuel for advanced power plants (see Power-plant project).

High-emission plants currently burning coal can be converted to use environmentally sustainable fuels cutting GHGs
and other emissions considerably. An Oxygen-enrichment-unit should be added to all plant’s along with the CCN-unit
to further reduce emissions at the very source: the furnace.

Two research-projects verifying these inventions have been carried out at the Tampere University of Technology’s
Department of Energy and Process Engineering.

A diagram of how it all works: CCN-Diagram.pdf (659 KB)



CHP-Project: better power- & CHP-plant efficiency

A vast list of process improvements and totally new and innovative designs fall under this heading.

Projects in this category will be Taylor-made to fit the needs of our industrial partner.



Power-plant Project: full-size power plants with CCN technology and alumina production

* A full description with diagrams coming soon... *



WindTurbine-Project: a more efficient and higher power design

The problem today's wind-power facilities face:

"The power output of conventional wind turbines can not be increased significantly. As the length of the
propeller blades is increased, the circumferential speed of the blade-tips becomes too high for good efficiency."

And our solution:

A Darrieus-type wind-turbine where the turbine-blades rotate describing a vertical funnel shape. The cross-sectional
track of this funnel is an ovoid, with its long axis perpendicular to the wind. The angle of the funnel, the geometry
of the blades and the shape of the ovoid track can all be controlled for maximum output in varying wind conditions.  

By utilizing extremely strong composite materials such as hybtonite® and reinforcing the blades with stays, even
10 MW power output can be attained.

A prototype of the Cuycha wind-turbine.




Generator-Project: variable reluctance generators eradicating the need for a transmission

Another problem with high-power wind-turbines are the "transmission-boxes" needed to convert the slow speed
of the turbine to that of the generator.
Failure of these transmissions account for over 50% of wind-turbine down-time.
Using a generator that can be directly coupled to the wind-turbine will remove the failure-prone transmission completely.
It will also dramatically improve the response of the turbine to wind gusts.

Cuycha is in the process of patenting our revolutionary new generator, but some work still needs to be done.
We are looking for a partner capable of very high-level, complex computational work to finalize the design.

This new generation of electrical-generators can be fitted as a one-unit replacement for both the transmissions and
old generators during normal maintenance, or to replace defective/damaged units, drastically cutting down on all
future maintenance and down-time. At the same time, as mechanical loss is removed and
tolerance for strong winds
is improved
, average power-output is also increased markedly.



Desalination-Project: the production of drinking water from sea water

* A full description with diagrams coming soon... *



Water-Cannon-Project: high-volume water howitzer for control of large fires

* A full description with diagrams coming soon... *



Snowmaking-Project: thermodynamically efficient production of snow

* A full description with diagrams coming soon... *



Other Projects:


* A full description with diagrams coming soon... *