Member Companies

Blackburn Energy

Powering the Future of Trucking

Greentown Alumni

About the Company

Blackburn Energy’s RelGen system successfully creates inexpensive, clean and “quiet” electric power in long haul trucks, enhancing driver comfort, addressing EPA restrictions on engine idling, reducing maintenance cost, providing significant fuel savings, and increasing truck up-time.

About the Solution

RelGen turns any truck into a mobile platform for the creation, storage, and delivery of renewable energy by converting the kinetic energy lost during breaking and gliding into clean, low-cost electricity. This technology:

  • Reduces or eliminates the need to idle a truck’s engine, saving fuel and increasing driver comfort
  • Doubles trucks’ current 12-volt charging capacity
  • Is capable of 12-, 24-, and 48-volt configurations
  • Increases the fuel economy of trucks by replacing mechanical belt driven components, currently restrained by a lack of available power, with electric units
  • Requires no changes to power train geometry
  • Can be fit to most Class 7 or 8 trucks
  • Installs in about four hours with no specialized tools or training required