Harvesting Energy from Transportation-Related Vibration, Bumps and Motion

Mr Woody Neeley, CTO
Electric Truck, LLC
United States
Nov 15, 2011.


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Presentation Summary

  • Energy available in several scenarios
  • Overview of harvesting technology
  • Value proposition
  • Technology status

Speaker Biography (Woody Neeley)

Woody holds a BSEE from Syracuse University and worked as an electrical engineer for 5 years in power applications before becoming a start-up participant in the EV industry in California in the early 1990's. Since 1997, he has held financial IT or consulting roles with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Accenture, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Bankers Trust, Lehman Brothers, Citigroup, Tudor Investment Corp., and FNMA.
At Bank of America, he won a Most Valuable Peers Award for outstanding service, and a "Bull Market Idea" contest award at PwC for outstanding ideas for new lines of consulting services.
Woody has experience with EV design, prototyping, fabrication, and testing, and worked as Vice President of Program Development / Program Manager for two CALSTART member firms.

Company Profile (Electric Truck, LLC)

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Electric Truck, LLC was founded to develop and market a unique patented electromagnetic shock absorber technology, developed by Tufts University and Argonne National Laboratory.
In 2010, ET was awarded a New Energy Technology Grant from the State of Connecticut's Office of Energy Policy Management, which stated "evaluation also consisted of the potential of the technology to provide significant energy conservation/production benefits, environmental benefits, and job creation opportunities", and was designated a "Company to Watch" by the Connecticut Technology Council.
The "energy harvesting" electromagnetic shock absorber technology converts vibration, bumps, and motion experienced by vehicles or objects into electric power without emissions or chemical hazards. For many applications, energy can be harvested and converted cost effectively into electric power (kilowatts or kW).