AZR Technologies may not be known to many people, but the Malaysian company is aiming to become a major player in the development and production of green engine and powertrain technologies. Founded by Azrai Razuan, who has a career history related to the sports and automotive sectors, the company is backed by decades of engineering experience and sees potential in the unlocking of Malaysia. hydrogen economy.
“By providing innovative powertrain technology solutions to our customers, we will develop high performance engineering capabilities and strengthen Malaysia’s Science, Technology, Innovation & Economy (MySTIE) framework in a sustainable way,” says Azrai.
With the current global trend leaning towards reducing CO2 emissions, AZR believes they can tap into Malaysia’s existing technical capacity to meet the requirements of this next generation of mobility. The company’s research partners include Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) as well as Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM).
Meanwhile, technology partners include Trumble, an Industry 4.0 manufacturing solutions business, while AC Aero provides proprietary engine technologies and engine design expertise for a number of projects. project of AZR.
One of these projects is the X8 CCT two-stroke engine, which can run on a variety of fuels, including but not limited to hydrogen. Incorporating knowledge gained from Formula 1, the engine is said to emit lower emissions thanks to a separate crankcase – AZR claims cleaner, cleaner combustion for better efficiency and a better fuel economy. out higher.
Engines are also made up of fewer parts, making them more affordable to manufacture. More remarkable is the mentioned multi-fuel capability, which allows the use of many applications. These include not only automotive use cases but also in the marine and aeronautical sectors. The company says its motor technology can also be used in stationary use cases, for mobile power generation as well as waste-to-energy (WTE).
“Our technology has been deployed in aeronautical engine applications with FAA approval. We hope to leave Malaysia’s mark in the US$150 billion (RM628.5 billion) global motor industry. Khaidi Kamaruddin, co-founder of AZR Technologies, comments AZR’s revolutionary multi-fuel engine in terms of both cost and production, making it the perfect solution for next-generation carbon-conscious mobility according to.
In addition to advanced engines, the company says it can also offer bespoke electric powertrains for low-volume, high-performance applications in the automotive, heavy-duty transport, aerospace and other industries. cylinders and sports car racing.
While electric vehicles will be present in the new mobility landscape, AZR thinks Malaysia has more economic benefits from a hydrogen-powered ecosystemthat’s where its X8 CCT engine can fit in perfectly.
The company predicts that with production of avionics starting this year, followed by powertrain solutions for broader applications, the company could realize EBITDA (earnings before interest) , taxes, depreciation and amortization) from 2023 onwards.
Going forward, the company says it will announce more engine technology, partnerships and applications, with each announcement bringing the company closer to its goal of unlocking the value of the combustion engine. and hydrogen for the Malaysian economy.