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Achates engine in Ford F-150 pickup targets 37 mpg, with Saudi oil company backing

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One year ago at the Detroit auto show, a company called Achates Power unveiled models of a new kind of internal-combustion engine. emissions Detroit Auto Show EPA Engines Fuel Economy carbon dioxide Achates PowerWith opposed pistons in the middle and crankshafts at either end, it was sufficiently different to startle most visitors who paid attention. That engine came with some audacious claims, too: How about an EPA combined.

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Achates Power brings in Cummins veteran David Crompton as President and CEO

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Opposed-piston engine developer Achates Power has appointed Cummins veteran David Crompton as president and CEO. Crompton joins Achates Power after 28 years at Cummins, where he served as President of both the Engine Business and Power Systems business. The Achates Power Board and Investors have committed additional funding for the company to hasten the implementation of the Opposed-Piston Engine in the marketplace. —John Wall, Chairman of the Board, Achates Power.

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Achates showcases 2.7L, 3-cylinder opposed piston gasoline compression ignition engine in F-150; estimated 37 mpg combined

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At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Achates Power and new development parter Aramco Services ( earlier post ) showcased a Ford F-150 fitted with a 3-cylinder, 2.7-liter Opposed-Piston Gasoline Compression Ignition (OPGCI) engine.

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Full-size diesel pickup truck that gets 37 mpg? Achates says yes

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California-based Achates Power believes it can, and its novel engine uses a design that dates back to the earliest days of internal combustion to do so. Fuel Economy two-stroke Achates PowerCould a full-size pickup truck ever get a fuel-economy rating of 37 mpg? The company announced its two-stroke, opposed-piston diesel engine for pickup trucks in 2014, and revealed a prototype of.

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Eaton optimized TVS scavenging pump managing precision airflow for CARB-sponsored, Achates opposed-piston engine

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Eaton will supply a TVS (Twin Vortices Series) air pump to manage airflow in the demonstration of the Achates Power two-stroke opposed-piston engine (OP Engine) at the upcoming Internal Combustion Engine Fall Technical Conference in San Diego.

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Westport Fuel Systems appoints former Achates Power head as new CEO

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Johnson most recently was the CEO of opposed-piston engine company Achates Power. Johnson will join Westport Fuel Systems having served for ten years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Achates Power. Earlier this month, Achates Power appointed Cummins veteran David Crompton as president and CEO. Crompton joined Achates Power after 28 years at Cummins, where he served as President of both the Engine Business and Power Systems business.

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ARPA-E awards $2M to Achates Power for opposed-piston engine for hybrids; U Mich, Nissan partners

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Achates Power was awarded $2 million in funding from the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) for the development of a Highly-efficient Opposed-Piston Engine (HOPE) for Hybrid Vehicles. Achates Power has partnered with the University of Michigan and Nissan Motor Company., —Fabien Redon, Chief Technical Officer, Achates Power.

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Achates Power testing shows transient capabilities of opposed piston engine

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Test results also showed that the air system control flexibility and robust combustion system that Achates Power developed for the OP engine can be used to achieve high exhaust gas temperatures for a diesel engine at idle-like speeds and load, thereby assisting catalyst light-off.

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Achates Power building 2.7L opposed-piston light-duty engine; exceeding CAFE 2025, Tier 3 targets at lower cost

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Achates will demonstrate the engine in 2018 in a driveable light-duty truck. Further, Achates is planning to meet the 0.03 With the OPGCI engine, Achates also expects a significant cost reduction of the aftertreatment because the engine-out NO x and soot are much lower than with diesel.

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Achates Power awarded $14M military single-cylinder engine project; partnering with Cummins

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Achates Power, Inc., Achates has partnered with Cummins Inc. In December 2012, TARDEC had awarded Achates Power, Inc. With this latest contract, Achates has six concurrent customers whose contracts encompass five different engine applications: passenger vehicle, light commercial vehicle, heavy commercial vehicle, military and marine/stationary power. David Johnson, CEO, Achates Power.

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Achates Power secures fifth OEM contract for opposed-piston 2-stroke CI engines; 3-cylinder configurations under test

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Achates Power, Inc., Achates Power’s engine allows OEMs to achieve the most stringent current and future fuel efficiency and emissions standards—including EPA 2010, Euro 6 and Tier 3/LEV 3—without additional cost or complexity. Source: Achates Power.

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OP engine developer Achates Power closes $29.8M Series D; OGCI Climate Investments comes onboard

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Achates Power, the developer of next-generation two-stroke compression-ignition opposed-piston (OP) engines ( earlier post ) announced that OGCI Climate Investments has invested in the company’s Series-D round. This investment closes the Series-D offering through which Achates Power has raised $29.8 At Achates Power, we are committed to continuing to advance the high-efficiency and low-emissions capabilities of the Opposed-Piston Engine and to bring it to market.

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California ARB awards $7M for ultra-low NOx heavy-duty diesel truck demo project with Achates opposed-piston engines

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The project will build and install diesel-fueled two-stroke compression-ignition Achates Power Opposed-Piston Engines into Class 8 demonstration trucks that will be road-road ready in 2019 and operate in fleet service in California in 2020. The project team, led by CALSTART, includes a heavy-duty truck manufacturer as well as Achates Power and leading suppliers in the powertrain and emissions industry.

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Cummins and Achates Power awarded $47.4M NAMC contract to develop advanced combat vehicle engine

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The Advanced Combat Engine (ACE) project, led by Cummins Corporate Research and Technology and supported by Achates Power—the developer of next-generation two-stroke compression-ignition opposed-piston engines ( earlier post )—aligns well with the research and development work of the US Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC). —David Johnson, CEO, Achates Power. Achates partnered with Cummins Inc.

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Achates Power opposed-piston diesel for TARDEC will demonstrate multi-cylinder configuration

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Achates Power says that its 2-stroke OP engine offers higher best point brake thermal efficiency than diesel or gasoline engines. Source: Achates Power. In December 2012, the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) awarded Achates Power, Inc.,

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Achates Closer To Production Of Radically Efficient Two-Stroke Truck Diesel

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That''s the promise of Achates Power, which has been working for a decade on its horizontally opposed Suppose you could take an old engine concept discarded in the 1970s, add modern fuel metering and injection control hardware and software, and offer a compact powerplant that cuts the fuel consumption of today''s diesel truck engines by a third.

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Achates OPGCI project targeting 50% fuel efficiency gains over downsized GDI engine at reduced cost

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Achates Power will work with Delphi Automotive and Argonne National Laboratory on its ARPA-E-funded project to develop an innovative opposed-piston, gasoline compression ignition (OPGCI) engine. Achates compression-ignition OP2S.

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Achates Power proposes EPA/NHTSA medium- and heavy-duty engine standard require 15% decrease in fuel consumption and emissions

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Achates Power, Inc., That goal is not only attainable with the technology we have already demonstrated but is, in fact, our plan, —Laurence Fromm, Achates Power Vice President of Business and Strategy Development. The Achates engine is currently addressing these standards by offering demonstrated advantages in cleanliness, efficiency, cost and weight. By adopting the Achates engine, OEMs can meet the 2027 goals with a solution that costs less than today’s engine.

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Achates Power developing light-duty two-stroke opposed-piston diesel engine: the OP4

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Achates Power, which is developing a family of two-stroke, compression-ignition (CI) opposed-piston (OP) engines, has designed and is developing a light-duty diesel concept engine, the OP4. Source: Achates Power. The OP4 light-duty opposed-piston diesel. Click to enlarge.

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VW Plug-In Predictions, Achates Efficient Diesel Engine, Hyundai/Kia Diesels: Today's Car News

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We''ve got lots of diesel news today, including a radically efficient two-stroke engine from Achates Power and possible Hyundai and Kia diesels for the U.S. We also share Volkswagen''s views on the future of plug-in hybrids and how they relate to battery-electric cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Toyota has now officially acknowledged

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OGCI makes first three investments: Achates Power, Solidia, and gas power with CCS

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The three investments are: Achates Power , which develops innovative high-efficiency opposed-piston engines with the potential to substantially reduce the greenhouse gas emissions produced by vehicles. With investment from OGCI Climate Investments, as part of a broader consortium alongside engine makers, Achates Power aims to accelerate its technology deployment worldwide.

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US Army awards $4.9M contract to Achates Power and AVL for Next-Generation Combat Engine based on Achates two-stroke, opposed-piston technology

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The US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) has awarded Achates Power, Inc., To meet the program requirements, AVL proposed an engine based on the Achates Power opposed-piston, two-stroke technology, which includes more than 1,000 innovations covered by patents and patent applications. When benchmarked against leading, conventional diesel engines, the Achates Power engine demonstrates: Lower cycle average brake-specific fuel consumption.

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Opposed-piston engine company Achates Power raises $35.2M in Series C Financing; new industry advisory board

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Achates Power, Inc., All existing Achates Power investors participated in the fundraising round, including Sequoia Capital Partners, RockPort Capital Partners, Madrone Capital Partners, InterWest Partners and Triangle Peak Partners. The Series C financing follows a $19-million Series B round in 2009 and brings the total raised by Achates Power to nearly $90 million since its 2004 founding.

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Latest test results for Achates Power two-stroke opposed-piston engine show 20% improvement over four-stroke diesel; BTE of 45.1% at best operating point

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Single-cylinder Achates research engine installed in test cell. Source: Achates Power. g/kWh BSFC for the Achates engine, versus 239.9 Specs for medium-duty Achates engine. Click to enlarge.

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Achates: LD opposed-piston, 2-stroke diesel can meet 2025 final CAFE, Tier 3 standards for full-size pickup; 30% better FE than Cummins ATLAS

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Brake specific fuel consumption map for the LD Achates opposed-piston engine. Source: Achates Power. Achates Power, Inc., Founded in 2004, Achates Power is designing and developing engines based on a two-stroke, opposed-piston, compression-ignition technology. Achates.

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Fairbanks Morse Engine and Achates Power team up on opposed-piston engines

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The leading manufacturer of opposed-piston engines, Fairbanks Morse Engine (FME), an EnPro Industries company, has signed a joint development and licensing agreement with Achates Power, Inc., Achates Power began modernizing opposed-piston engines in 2004, inspired by the record-setting Junkers Jumo 205 diesel aircraft engine. Fairbanks Morse Model 38 opposed-piston engine. Click to enlarge.

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Achates Power wins $9M from ARPA-E to develop gasoline compression ignition medium-duty multi-cylinder opposed-piston engine

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Achates Power, the developer of a family of two-stroke compression-ignition opposed-piston engines ( earlier post ), has been selected by APRA-E under its OPEN 2015 solicitation ( earlier post ) for an award of more than $9 million to develop a multi-cylinder opposed piston engine operating with compression ignition that uses gasoline as the fuel. The Achates Engine is EPA 2010 and Euro VI compliant.

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Study finds Achates two-stroke opposed-piston engine shows indicated thermal efficiency of 53%

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Achates began presenting the results at the SAE 2011 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress, along with two SAE papers in Chicago; continued on to Der Arbeitsprozess des Verbrennungsmotors (The Working Process of the Internal Combustion Engine) in Graz; and then moved to the 2011 Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research Conference in Detroit. The Achates team compared the performance of an inline 6-cylinder 4-stroke conventional diesel (Ford 6.7L

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Opposed-piston Engine Company Achates Power Closes $19.2M Series B Round

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Achates Power, a company developing a new family of opposed-piston engines, has completed a $19.2M The Achates Power engine architecture is modular and scalable to address a variety of end-use applications. 4-cylinder engine that rivals conventional engines nearly twice its size, according to Achates. The A40 engine, as presented by Achates Power president and CEO David Johnson earlier in 2009, is a two-stroke compression-ignition engine, with high efficiency and high power.

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Achates Power to present fuel efficiency results of its two-stroke opposed piston engine at SAE 2011 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress

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Achates Power, the developer of a two-stroke, compression-ignition (CI) opposed-piston (OP) engine ( earlier post ), will detail the Achates Power two-stroke opposed-piston (OP) engine architecture and reveal its performance and emissions results in a medium-duty application in a paper to be presented at SAE the 2011 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress (paper 2011-01-2221).

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OPOC maker Achates Power now concept-ready; ready to develop multi-cylinder engines for competitive demonstrations

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Achates Power, the developer of a two-stroke, compression-ignition (CI) opposed-piston opposed-cylinder (OPOC) engine ( earlier post ) is now “concept-ready”, David Johnson, Achates Power CEO, told GCC in an interview at SAE 2011 World Congress in Detroit. Currently, Achates has demonstrated a single-cylinder CI OPOC two-stroke engine that matches the engine-out emissions of an advanced 2010 medium-duty diesel while achieving specific oil consumption of less than 0.1%

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French government orders 2,000 Renault Zoe EV cars

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Things are off to a promising start for Renault’s exciting new electric supermini, the Zoe, after the French government procurement agency, Union des Groupements d’Achats Publics (UGAP) placed an order for 2,000 models of the battery-powered supermini.

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Renault to supply 2,000 ZOE and 100 Fluence Z.E. electric vehicles to UGAP over 3 years

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Renault has won the “Versatile 4-seater electric vehicle” and “Compact electric sedan” contracts in a new call for bids launched by Union des Groupements d’Achats Publics (UGAP, a public procurement group) in France. 2,000 Renault ZOE ( earlier post ) and 100 Renault Fluence Z.E. earlier post ) vehicles will be ordered over three years. As part of the call for bids launched in October 2012, Renault positioned ZOE in the “Versatile 4-seater electric vehicle” category and Fluence Z.E.

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SAE High Efficiency IC Engine Symposium opens with consideration of alternative engine designs

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SAE’s 2012 High Efficiency IC Engine Symposium in Detroit—the second as an immediate precursor to the SAE World Congress—opened on Sunday with a consideration of several alternative engine designs: opposed piston 2-stroke (Achates Power); variable compression ratio (MCE-5); split cycle (Scuderi); and advanced rotary (Liquid Piston). Achates Power.

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ARPA-E announces $98M in funding for 40 OPEN projects; two opposed-piston engines projects receive $10M total

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A second opposed-piston engine project is led by Achates Power ( earlier post ). Achates Power will develop a highly efficient opposed-piston engine for hybrid vehicles (“HOPE-Hybrid”) using a unique engine design that minimizes energy losses typical in conventional internal combustion engines. The US Department of Energy announced $98 million in funding for 40 new projects as part of OPEN 2018, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E) latest open funding opportunity.

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UGAP Launches Call for Tenders for Purchase of 50,000 Electric Vehicles

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The French central purchasing authority UGAP (l’Union des groupements d’achats publics) has issued a call for tenders for the grouped purchase of approximately 50,000 electric vehicles, announced earlier by Jean-Louis Borloo, Minister for Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Marine Affairs; and Christian Estrosi, Minister of Industry.

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CALSTART white paper shows nationwide tech supplier industry ready to support more efficient heavy-duty trucks and buses

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—David Johnson, president and CEO of opposed-piston engine developer Achates Power.

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Renault wins first lot of UGAP tender for electric vehicles; companies ordering more than 15,600 Renault Kangoo electric vans over 4-year period

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Renault has won the first lot of a call for bids for electric vehicles in France initiated by French public authorities and organized by the public procurement organization UGAP (l’Union des groupements d’achats publics). A total of 15,637 Kangoo Z.E.

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