Hydraulic hybrid transition by MISER Technology

MISER technology is a hydraulic hybrid transmission system designed for all vehicles to recover and store the kinetic energy typically lost while braking. The energy is then sent back to the wheels at the optimum time so that you can drive from the hydraulic system, rather than the engine. With an estimated 300 million freight vehicles on the road worldwide causing significant carbon emissions, retrofitting this technology offers significant future carbon emission reductions.

MISER will make a vast difference to emissions even greater than the relative fuel saving that MISER can achieve as:

  • The fuel saving is at least equal to the reduction in emissions.
  • The MISER system only operates the engine on the ideal operating line and this results in the best 
combustion and least emissions in any case.

These two capabilities will ensure that MISER reduces emissions even more than it saves fuel.

If 530,000 freight vehicles were to be fitted with a transmission system like MISER by 2026, emissions could be reduced by over 22 million tonnes of CO2 per year.

MISER are busy working with advisors and consultants in the relevant areas to exploit the international markets. The alignment here will typically be with manufacturers of gearboxes, clutches and transmission systems, and vehicle manufacturers. Very specific here from a marketing perspective is the drive to have a MISER driven race car competing within three years.

MISER plans to have the first two fitment centres for MISER Retrofit in South Africa operational nine months after starting on the next phase being the first production cycle. The plan is to then follow that up by introducing two more a month for the next four months. Once these ten fitment centres are online, operational and profitable, will we further investigate the potential of adding more fitment centres.

Ducere Holdings (Pty) Ltd was established in March 2004, although the idea and preliminary work on the MISER concept started long before that. The company is based in Johannesburg, South Africa but many resources are contracted from outside of the country. The directors are André Reyneke and Norman Grant, André being responsible for the management and Norman for the engineering. André has an extensive background in international business while Norman is an engineer of note having worked on some very significant projects. Both have more than 30 years of experience. They are also the largest shareholders. Computershare, the largest and most respected in their field worldwide, is the company secretary and also manages the share register.