HONG KONG, Dec. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SGOCO Group, Ltd. (Nasdaq: SGOC) ("SGOCO" or the "Company"), a company focused on product design, distribution, and brand development in the display and computer product market in China as well as energy saving products and services worldwide, today announced that BOCA International Limited ("BOCA"), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, has signed a Project Development Agreement with Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Ltd. in Hong Kong("NAMI"). Pursuant to the agreement, parties agree to work together to research and develop a new "Micro Encapsulated Phase Change Material (mPCM) for Chiller Plant Thermal Energy Storage System", and the project deliverables shall be the property of BOCA. The Agreement is still subject to Hong Kong government's approval before it could become effective.
The mPCM has advantages for the better performance of Chiller Plant Thermal Energy Storage System (the "System"). For example, the mPCM does not need large external tank for the System. It reduces building weight and can be installed to the old buildings. Additionally, it has faster response time and more efficient heat-exchange capacity. It provides new applications in high performance systems such as cooling of data centers.
According to BOCA's Chief Technology Officer – Dr. Richard Chan, this is an innovative design and product, and no similar product has been created up to this date based on our limited patent research. The installation cost can reduce more than 30% by using new mPCM, and the mPCM Thermal Energy Storage system validity period will be increase up to 20 years from the date of installation. By using mPCM, we do not need to install Thermal Storage Tanks, and there will be no extra structural load and no need for plant space to be added in the building. This innovation will lead the saving energy industry to a higher level and create the new market by new applications.
Regarding this agreement of BOCA which the Company acquired at the end of last year, Mr. Shi-Bin Xie, Chief Executive Officer of SGOCO, commented, "We are pleased to see the initial results of the integration of Boca and transformation of the Company to the energy saving and environmental protection business. The Company will continue its efforts to further develop such new technology and achieve our goals".
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