Zircotec and IPG are pleased to announce their strategic development partnership aimed at advancing thermal insulation coating solutions for the IPG Flameless Generator.

IPG, developer of the IPG Flameless Generator, and Zircotec, provider of surface coating solutions for thermal management, are pleased to announce their strategic partnership to explore incorporating Zircotec’s thermal insulation coatings into IPG’s generator to enhance high-temperature performance, helping to enable the delivery of pollutant-free, fuel-flexible power at high efficiencies.

This strategic partnership aims to evaluate the opportunities for optimising IPG’s high-temperature components using Zircotec’s thermal coating solutions. This enhancement promises to increase the high-temperature capabilities and longevity of IPG’s product componentry, and enable methods and certifications for future volume production to be established.

“Our innovative technology utilises high temperatures to deliver dispatchable power without the pollutants. The IPG-Zircotec collaboration represents an exciting partnership for IPG as Zircotec’s proven expertise in thermal coatings will enable IPG to optimise the high-temperature parts of our clean-and-green replacement to the diesel generator.”

Toby Gill, CEO of IPG.

“At Zircotec, we believe in the importance of supporting emerging innovative technologies. Not only does IPG’s product promise to lead industries ranging from construction to EV charging to their net-zero targets, it also promises an additional high-volume application for Zircotec’s thermal management solutions. We are excited to partner with IPG to contribute towards the development of a market-ready solution for a greener future.”

– Graeme Barette, Chief Commercial Officer at Zircotec.

IPG is currently delivering a £1 million prototype project with National Highways to demonstrate the IPG Flameless Generator, delivering off-grid, pollutant-free power from both hydrogen and natural gas. Following a £2m close of their seed round in March 2021, IPG are preparing to launch a crowdfunding campaign to raise additional funds to support deployment of customer pilot trials.

Zircotec will continue to help optimise IPG’s high-temperature componentry as they progress towards the goal of delivering the innovative IPG Flameless Generator to market.