Mahle Group says it has acquired all shares in Amovis allowing it to pursue its commitment in the field of clean technology products, processes, and services.

Amovis was founded in Berlin as a start-up in 2003 and currently employs 25 people, with competence in exhaust gas heat recovery using the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC).

ORC systems are a development of the steam cycle, in which the waste heat from combustion engines is not released unused into the environment via the exhaust gas, but used to generate electrical or mechanical energy.

This means fuel consumption in commercial vehicles, for example, can be reduced by up to 4%.

Mahle already has expertise in the field of heat transfer for ORC applications.

“Combined with the expertise of Amovis, the Mahle portfolio now includes key technologies for a complete ORC system,” said a Mahle statement

“As customer interest in this future technology for CO2 reduction is high, the first trucks featuring Mahle’s ORC technology are likely to be on our roads from 2020.”