As if all that weren’t sufficient, the supposedly retired government now has been pulled again to work for a automobile tech startup, Propitious Applied sciences LLC.

Propitious introduced this month that de Nysschen has develop into CEO of the Phoenix firm, “liable for articulating the imaginative and prescient of Propitious’ patent-pending emissions discount know-how, architecting the product rollout plan, securing funds to gas firm progress, and negotiating with potential acquisition companions.”

De Nysschen describes the brand new know-how as a inexperienced different to the large diesel turbines that preserve the nation’s fleet of some half-million refrigerated vehicles chilly. In a nutshell, it really works by capturing kinetic vitality. As a truck rumbles down the freeway, a power-generating suspension system mated to an electrical generator produces the facility for refrigeration. A secondary compact battery-storage unit can retailer sufficient of the cost to maintain working when the truck is parked at evening for the driving force to sleep.

In different phrases, it’s an electrical energy plant that will get its juice from the traditional rumbling and bouncing and jostling that takes place on the highway, harvesting the vitality produced by the slight up and down motion of the trailer on the suspension.

De Nysschen mentioned he is enthusiastic for the know-how as a result of it is inexperienced, changing what is basically unregulated diesel emissions with a tool that works by way of what he calls “undulating mass.”

The identical type of emissions discount is likely to be achieved by way of a big battery, he acknowledged. However it might have to be about 4 tons price of battery costing some $200,000.

De Nysschen estimates the Propitious system will are available at about 1,800 kilos and price about $20,000.

“It is a massively compelling alternative,” he mentioned. “It was sufficient to deliver me out of retirement, and I discover it extremely energizing and intellectually stimulating.

“I haven’t got time to play golf.”