The Canadian hydraulic-press company SCE-NEFF has launched a product line of hydraulic press heads that can make about $1.25 per hour, according to a report from The Verge.
SCENEF was founded by former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper, who later served as an MP in the federal Conservative party.
In a recent speech, Harper praised the new hydraulic press head and said that its capabilities were comparable to those of conventional hydraulic presses.
“I think that they’re going to be very competitive,” Harper said of the new technology.
SceNEF is currently testing its hydraulic press in an industrial plant in Oshawa, Ontario.
A new version of the product will be offered in the United States and Europe, according the report.
A recent study published by SCEMEF and the Canadian Institute for Environmental Assessment (CIEEA) found that the new SCEPEA-1 hydraulic press could produce about 15 to 20 pounds of steam at the pump pressure, compared to the 5 to 6 pounds of gas produced by conventional presses.
The company says the new product will not be commercially available until 2019.