SwRI engineers develop near-zero emissions diesel engine technology; 90% reduction of NOx

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Southwest Research Institute engineers have developed the next generation of clean diesel engine technology to reduce hazardous nitrogen oxides (NO x ) and carbon dioxide emissions while minimizing fuel consumption. Diesel Emissions Engines Regulations

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Wärtsilä gas engines to burn 100% hydrogen

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The technology group Wärtsilä is developing the combustion process in its gas engines to enable them to burn 100% hydrogen fuel. Wärtsilä has researched hydrogen as a fuel for 20 years, and has tested its engines with blends of up to 60% hydrogen and 40% natural gas.

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Researchers demonstrate continuous detonation in rotating detonation rocket engine with H2/O2

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A team from the University of Central Florida (UCF) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has demonstrated continuous detonation in a rotating detonation rocket engine (RDRE) ( earlier post ) powered by H 2 /O 2 propellants. Aviation Engines

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DEUTZ presents all-electric 360V drive system for off-highway sector; hydrogen engine

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hybrid engine combines a highly compact three-cylinder diesel engine with a capacity of 1.2 One example is the hydrogen combustion engine offered by DEUTZ—a cost-efficient alternative to other zero-emission technologies such as fuel cells.

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AFRL, Masten Space Systems Inc., NASA, collaborate on successful testing of liquid methane rocket engine

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successfully tested a liquid methane rocket engine, the first of its kind tested at AFRL. The Masten 25k lbf thrust Broadsword rocket engine. The M10A Broadsword is a LOX/LCH 4 dual expander cycle engine, with an additively manufactured aluminum thrust chamber assembly.

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MAN Engines showcasing D3876 diesel engine for EU Stage V locomotives without exhaust after-treatment systems

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At InnoTrans 2018, the International Trade Fair for Transport Technology, MAN Engines is exhibiting the D3876 LE63x for locomotives, which produces 471 kW (632 hp) at 1,800 rpm. —Lorenz Panknin, Head of Rail Sales at MAN Engines. Emissions Engines Rail

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Audi introduces new lightweight, efficient, powerful turbo engine for DTM

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Audi is introducing a new highly efficient turbo engine for the 2019 DTM racing season (touring car racing series). The move from the naturally aspirated V8 to the turbo engine is not only important due to the additional output of some 100 horsepower. Engines Fuel Efficiency Motorspor

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Cummins Westport B6.7N natural gas engine receives near zero emissions certifications; full NG engine portfolio now certified near zero

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natural gas engine. Like the Cummins Westport ISX12N and L9N engines, the B6.7N g/bhp-hr, a 90% reduction from engines operating at the current EPA NO x limit of 0.2 natural gas engine is available with ratings from 200 to 240 hp and up to 560 lb-ft. Cummins Westport Inc.

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ESA completes further design validation of Reaction Engine’s air-breathing SABRE rocket engine

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UK-based Reaction Engines has received further endorsement of its SABRE (Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine) design ( earlier post ) via its collaboration with ESA and the UK Space Agency (UKSA). —Shaun Driscoll, Programs Director, Reaction Engines. Aviation Engines

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International automotive researchers emphasize the importance of continued development of the internal combustion engine

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the ICE, and IC engine research have a bright future, in contrast with some widely distributed media reports… The power generation and the vehicle and fuel industries are huge, representing trillions of dollars (US) per year in turnover, with a massive infrastructure. Engine lubrication.

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WinGD launches new low-speed, 2-stroke dual-fuel engines

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has introduced three new low-speed, two-stroke engines that are capable of operating on low emission fuels. Growing our portfolio of engines ensures that ship owners have the right options to feel confident in their investment. X40DF engine for smaller vessels.

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MAN Engines releases first IMO Tier III engines for workboats; low-cost, SCR-only solution

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MAN Engines—a business unit of MAN Truck & Bus, itself a member of the Volkswagen Group—is now offering 12-cylinder, IMO Tier III emission standards engines for workboats, spanning a power range from 551 to 1,213 kW. The engines are immediately available.

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Rolls-Royce and ASI Mining plan to optimize MTU engines for autonomous operations

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Rolls-Royce and ASI Mining have agreed to ensure compatibility of MTU engines and ASI’s Mobius command and control software for autonomous vehicles. The customers would thus save on operating costs and further benefit from the increased performance of the autonomously optimized MTU engines.

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FCA to invest $400M to convert idled Indiana transmission plant to build GMET4 engines

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to build the GMET4 engine—the Company’s 2.0-liter Global Medium Engine inline four-cylinder turbo that is currently offered on the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Cherokee. The 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine is part of FCA’s Global Medium Engine family.

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EIA: natural gas-fired reciprocating engines are being deployed more to balance renewables

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Reciprocating engines tend to be smaller than other types of natural gas-fired electricity generators and account for a relatively small share of power plants fueled by natural gas. Several of these engines are typically installed at one generation facility.

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MIT, NASA engineers develop morphing wing

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A team of engineers has built and tested a radically new kind of airplane wing, assembled from hundreds of tiny identical pieces.

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BASF develops engineering plastic with optimized sliding friction properties; for automotive parts in contact with hot oil

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BASF is launching an engineering plastic that is particularly suited for automotive parts that come into contact with hot oil. Engines Lubricating Oils Manufacturing Plastics Vehicle SystemsThe new polyethersulfone (PESU) Ultrason E0510 C2TR shows very good tribological properties, high oil resistance and excellent dimensional stability also with broad ranges of temperature fluctuations.

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WinGD wins type approval for biggest and most powerful LNG engine; first application in CMA CGM ultra-large container ships

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WinGD (Winterthur Gas & Diesel) has received type approval for the biggest and most powerful LNG-fueled engines yet built. The certification process of WinGD’s 12X92DF engine was a long process due to the size and complexity of the engine. Engines LNG Ports and Marine

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Engineers find new ways to improve efficiency of gas engines: Engineering Explained

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As fast as electric cars are improving and expanding, there are some things that gas engines do better—many experts agree that gasoline engines will be around for several decades. Developing electric cars and refining gas engines aren't mutually exclusive. Videos youtube How It Works Engineering Explained

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Orbex unveils Prime rocket; largest 3D-printed rocket engine; bio-propane-fueled

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The completed engineering prototype of the Stage 2 rocket (the stage that will transit into orbital flight after launch) is made from a specially-formulated lightweight carbon fiber and aluminum composite and includes the world’s largest 3D printed rocket engine. The 3D printed engine.

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Punch Group acquires GM propulsion engineering center in Turin; global center of excellence for diesel

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Belgium-based Punch Group has acquired GM’s propulsion engineering center in Turin, Italy. The transaction between the two companies includes an engineering services agreement (ESA) to support GM’s global product programs through the end of 2021.

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York, Empa study finds retrofitting of VW diesel engines was successful

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On the opening day of the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Notice of Violation: VW diesel engines with 1.6 In many countries, the EA 189 engines manufactured by the VW group had to be retrofitted with software or hardware updates. Retrofitted VW diesel engines emit up to a third less harmful nitrogen oxides in everyday use than engines with the original software dating from the Dieselgate era.

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MAHLE-led consortium’s micro-CHP CNG engine provides 20% efficiency boost over current market best

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The single-cylinder engine, which runs on natural gas (NG), has been developed by a consortium led by MAHLE Powertrain. Jet ignition is a pre-chamber-based combustion system that enables enleanment beyond what is achievable with traditional spark ignition engines.

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Volkswagen adds third tank to Polo and Golf natural gas models; new TGI engine for Golf

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three-cylinder engine (66 kW / 90 PS) the additional tank carries 16.5 liter four-cylinder engine, which is powerful, efficiency and environmentally friendly. The new 1.5-liter TGI engine in the Golf uses the TGI Miller combustion process with a high compression ratio of 12.5:1,

2019 144

Landi Renzo USA awarded $600K from South Coast AQMD & SoCalGas for near-zero natural-gas Ford 7.3L engine

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Near-Zero natural gas engine development program, which covers Class 4-7 vehicles. This collaboration will modify the recently introduced Ford 7.3-liter gasoline engine and demonstrate a 0.02 This Near-Zero Natural Gas engine is packaged for shuttle buses (e.g.,

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UGA study finds black carbon aerosols from GDI engines will worsen public health, climate; need for GPFs

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The gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine is one of the most prominent technologies car manufacturers adopted to achieve the fuel economy and carbon dioxide emission goals established in 2012 by the US Environmental Protection Agency. will be equipped with GDI engines by 2025.

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New Delphi 500+ bar GDi system cuts particulates by up to 50% without engine changes

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Building off its 350 bar GDi (Gasoline Direct Injection) system, Delphi Technologies has developed a 500+ bar GDi system that can reduce particulate emissions by up to 50% without expensive engine re-designs for the majority of applications. Emissions Engines Vehicle Systems

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Hyundai Motor Group unveils CVVD engine technology; +4% performance, +5% fuel economy, -12% emissions

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T-GDi—the first engine to feature the technology. CVVD optimizes both engine performance and fuel efficiency while reducing emissions. T-GDi engine. T-GDi Engine, a four-cylinder gasoline turbo unit with 180 horsepower and 27.0 Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency

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Argonne, AFRL and CSI develop new combustion modeling tool for rotating detonation engines

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have created a new numerical modeling tool that allows for a better understanding of rotating detonation engines that could one day propel the next generation of airplanes and rockets. —Brent Rankin, research engineer at AFRL. Aviation Engines Fuel Efficiency Simulation

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Transient Plasma Systems successfully completes multi-cylinder engine testing with nanosecond pulsed plasma ignition technology

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TPS tested its Transient Plasma Ignition System in multi-cylinder operation on a Cummins Westport ISX12N natural-gas engine. Engines Fuel Efficiency Vehicle SystemsTransient Plasma Systems Inc.

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Wärtsilä launches 31SG pure gas engine for marine applications; suited for hybrid systems

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Wärtsilä has launched the 31SG pure gas engine for marine market applications. The 31SG is based on the successful Wärtsilä 31 product platform; the diesel version of the engine has been recognized by Guinness World Records as being the world’s most efficient 4-stroke diesel engine.

2019 96

Jaguar Land Rover expands Ingenium engine family with straight six-cylinder gasoline engine; MHEV 48V system; 20% more fuel efficient than outgoing V6

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Jaguar Land Rover is expanding its Ingenium engine family with a new six-cylinder gasoline engine designed and engineered in-house, and manufactured at its £1-billion Engine Manufacturing Centre (EMC) in Wolverhampton, UK. 48V Engines Fuel Efficiency Hybrids

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Scania testing engines running on untreated biogas and landfill gas

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In collaboration with Linköping-based energy recovery specialists Tekniska verken, Scania Engines is currently testing one of its engines using raw gas, biogas that is untreated—i.e., —Holger Mattsson, Project Coordinator at Scania Engines. Biomethane Engines LFG

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Ricardo, Geely to present high-efficiency Magma xEV engine for hybrid applications at Aachen

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At the Aachen Colloquium next week, Ricardo and Geely will present research work into the application of the Ricardo Magma xEV gasoline engine concept into a commercial vehicle series hybrid powertrain, delivering 45% brake thermal efficiency. Engines Hybrids

2019 96

GM and Isuzu investing $175M for plant for diesel engine components

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General Motors and Isuzu announced a $175-million investment through their DMAX joint venture to build an all-new, diesel engine components plant in Brookville, Ohio. DMAX has built more than 2 million diesel engines since the facility opened in 1999. Diesel Engines Manufacturing

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Tour Engine has Prototype II split-cycle engine running

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Tour Engine , the developer of a novel split-cycle engine ( earlier post ), has its Prototype II engine running and will present details on its operation at the upcoming SAE 2012 World Congress in Detroit. The way forward for the Tour engine is clear substantial improvement.

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ULEMCo and Revolve demonstrate 45% thermal efficiency for 100% hydrogen engine

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ULEMCo and its R&D partner Revolve Technologies have demonstrated thermal efficiencies of 45% in engine control strategies for a 100% hydrogen-fueled engine being developed for the Mega Low Emissions (MLE) truck demonstrator unveiled earlier this year. Engines Heavy-duty Hydrogen

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Ricardo partners with Excel Engineering to deliver testing and prototype services; Excel acquiring Ricardo’s Michigan Test Center and Personnel

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the North American operating arm of UK-based Ricardo plc and specialists in advanced propulsion, software and thermal management, signed an agreement to partner with Iowa-based Excel Engineering, which includes the sale of Ricardo’s Michigan engine testing and prototype facility. The facility provides Excel with capabilities in light-duty and heavy-duty engine testing and capacity to test alternative fuels as well as advanced battery and hybrid drive systems. Ricardo Inc.,

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Mercedes-Benz Vito gets OM 654 four-cylinder diesel engine

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Mercedes-Benz is expanding Vito van range with enhancements including new high-torque four-cylinder diesel engines for the Vito Tourer with passenger car approval. The OM 654 model engine replaces the previously used OM 651 engines with the same power rating.

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DOE Co-Optima report identifies top ten bio-blendstocks for efficiency in boosted SI engines

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A new Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) report describes the top ten biofuel-derived blendstock candidates. These blendstocks are best-suited for light-duty (LD) gasoline BSI engines. Biomass Co-Optima Engines Fuel Efficiency Fuels

2019 96

UVA Engineering researching thermoelectric materials to improve efficiency of jet engines

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Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Engineering are seeking to improve the efficiency of jet engines by identifying and developing thermoelectric materials that can harness excess energy. studies in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UVA, is leading the work. Hopkins is a mechanical engineer as a specialist in microscale heat transfer and high-temperature materials science. Aviation Engines Thermoelectrics

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New wear-resistant sintered materials from Tenneco to reduce reliance on cobalt for engine applications

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s Powertrain business group delivers wear-resistant performance with greatly reduced cobalt content, helping engine manufacturers mitigate the limited availability and price volatility of cobalt. —Gian Maria Olivetti, Vice President Global Engineering, Tenneco Powertrain.

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Volvo Cars and Geely intend to merge their combustion engine operations

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Volvo Cars and Geely intend to merge their existing combustion engine operations into a stand-alone business in order to establish a new global supplier that will seek to develop next generation combustion engines and hybrid powertrains. Engines Hybrids Market Background

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