Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 222222
Loughborough University

Turbo Discharging



Our aim

Internal combustion engines are widely used due to their low cost, robustness, high power density and their ability to run on a variety of high energy fuels, such as gas, petrol and diesel.  Full electric vehicles and fuel cells do not yet offer all of these advantages for transportation, machinery or power generation.  Therefore, internal combustion engines will be an integral part of our lives for the foreseeable future.  Turbo-Discharging was developed to help reduce engine CO2 emissions, as well as improving the fuel economy and increasing the torque of internal combustion engines.  

Patent status

The Turbo-Discharging technology is currently protected by a family of patents including a granted GB patent and a host of published international patents.

We also hold Intellectual Property in the form of proprietary Knowledge and Knowhow regarding many aspects of the technology.

Commercial strategy

In March 2013 , Loughborough University entered into an agreement with AltEnergis, a London-based technology company focusing on the development of early-stage technologies.  AltEnergis is working in partnership with Loughborough University to select the right commercial partners to help successfully bring Turbo-Discharging to market.

We are now seeking partners in IC engine power generation to demonstrate the benefits of Turbo-Discharging technology in their products.

Contact us


Contact us

Dr Graham Carlin
Intellectual Property Commercialisation Manager

+44 (0) 1509 222452