Cummins to introduce 15-liter natural gas engine for North America; basis for hydrogen engine under development

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will bring to market a 15-liter natural gas engine for heavy-duty trucks. The 15-liter natural gas engine is an important part of Cummins strategy for its path to zero emissions. —Srikanth Padmanabhan, President, Engine Business, Cummins. Cummins Inc.

Aquarius Engines unveils free-piston linear engine operating on 100% hydrogen

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Israel-based Aquarius Engines unveiled a hydrogen-fueled version of its free-piston linear engine new hydrogen engine. The 10kg machine, based on the same technology as the original patented single-piston linear engine, operates exclusively on hydrogen.

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LiquidPiston X-engine can run on propane

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The LiquidPiston (LPI) ( earlier post ) team has adapted and demonstrated the X-Mini engine running on propane fuel. A propane tank was connected to the engine through an EFI propane injector, and the engine ignition timing was retarded in the ECU. LPI X-Mini rotary engine.

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ORNL team achieves diesel-like efficiency with SI engine

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A team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has achieved diesel-like efficiency in a single-cylinder spark-ignition (SI) research engine while maintaining compatibility with stoichiometric 3-way catalyst (TWC) systems. The unique high stroke-to-bore engine design (1.5:1)

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Toyota developing hydrogen combustion engine technologies through motorsports

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Toyota Motor Corporation is developing a hydrogen combustion engine in an effort to move toward a carbon-neutral mobility society. Combustion in hydrogen engines occurs at a faster rate than in gasoline engines, resulting in improved responsiveness.

Volvo Trucks’ D13 Turbo Compound engine now standard on all VNL models; 6% better fuel economy over 2020 engine

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The enhanced D13 Turbo Compound (D13TC) engine from Volvo Trucks is now standard on all Volvo VNL models, providing enhanced fuel efficiency and reducing overall cost of ownership. Volvo Trucks North America’s latest-generation D13 Turbo Compound engine is now standard on all VNL models.

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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Ricardo advances hydrogen engine; testing prototype at University of Brighton

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Ricardo has developed a hydrogen-fueled research engine which could offer a renewable, economic and durable technology solution to accelerate zero-carbon emissions in heavy duty trucks, off-highway machines and marine vessels. Engines Heavy-duty Hydrogen

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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Volkswagen continues to optimize its EA888 workhorse engine; fourth evolution in 2022 Golf GTI and R

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Volkswagen has continued to evolve its small displacement turbocharging technology with each new engine generation. In 2022, the fourth evolution of the EA888 pushes state-of-the-art turbocharged engine design further still; it is one of the most advanced Volkswagen engines ever built.

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Toyota enters hydrogen engine Corolla in another race, with focus on transporting imported hydrogen

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Toyota Motor Corporation is entering a vehicle equipped with a developmental hydrogen-powered engine ( earlier post ) at the five-hour-long Super Taikyu Series 2021 Powered by Hankook Round 5 Suzuka S-tai, which takes place this weekend. Improvement of hydrogen-powered engine vehicles.

Cummins begins testing of hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine

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Cummins has begun testing a hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine. Cummins is thrilled about the potential of the hydrogen engine to reduce emissions and provide power and performance for customers. —Srikanth Padmanabhan, President of the Engine Segment. —Jonathon White, Vice-President of Engine Business Engineering. Engines Hydrogen

US Army awards Cummins $87M contract to deliver the opposed-piston Advanced Combat Engine

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Coupling our opposed-piston technology with Cummins’s robust engine design, manufacturing, and new product introduction capabilities allows us to create a high performing and reliable engine for military operations. Diesel Engines Market Background

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Cummins beginning development of medium-duty and heavy-duty hydrogen combustion engines; H2-ICE program

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Cummins announced that its hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine (H2-ICE) program is beginning development of a medium-duty 6.7-liter and a heavy-duty 15-liter engine. While use cases for battery-electric and fuel-cell-electric powertrains are promising, the pairing of green hydrogen in the proven technology of internal combustion engines, provides an important complement to future zero emissions solutions. Engines Heavy-duty Hydrogen

MAN reports first order for methanol engine within container segment

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MAN Energy Solutions has won the order to supply the world’s first, low-speed, dual-fuel engine to run on methanol within the container segment. The engine will be Tier III-compliant. ME-LGIM engine top. Engines Fuels Market Background Methanol Ports and Marine

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Argonne helps optimize piston bowl design for Caterpillar heavy-duty engines using high-performance computing

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Argonne National Laboratory is helping Caterpillar improve efficiency and reduce emissions in their heavy-duty diesel engines. Heavy-duty diesel engines still power most large vehicles used in the construction, mining and transportation industries in the United States.

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Wärtsilä and Eidesvik Offshore to partner on converting ship to ammonia-fueled engine

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The technology group Wärtsilä and Norwegian ship owner Eidesvik Offshore ASA have signed a cooperation agreement aimed at converting an offshore supply vessel (OSV) to operate with an ammonia-fueled combustion engine with required fuel supply and safety system. The OSV considered for a retrofit currently has Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines operating primarily with LNG fuel. Wärtsilä has already successfully laboratory-tested an engine fueled with a 70% ammonia blend.

Omnitek Engineering receives EURO VI-E certification for 13-liter natural gas engine

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Omnitek Engineering Corp. has received EURO VI-E certification for its OT13 heavy-duty natural gas engine. Euro VI-E entered into force on 1 September 2020 in Europe for new types and will apply to all new engines from 1 September 2021. Emissions Engines Natural Gas Regulations

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Hydrogen-engined Corolla to enter Super Taikyu Race in Autopolis

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Toyota Motor Corporation will enter a vehicle equipped with a developmental hydrogen-fueled engine at the five-hour-long Super Taikyu Race in Autopolis, which takes place from 31 July to 1 August 2021. Hydrogen engine Corolla races in the Fuji SUPER TEC 24 Hours Race.

Rolls-Royce starts build of UltraFan aero-engine; 25% fuel efficiency improvement over first generation Trent

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Rolls-Royce has officially started building the world’s largest aero-engine, UltraFan. Work on the first module is underway at the DemoWorks facility in Derby, UK, and the demonstrator engine, which has a fan diameter of 140 inches, will be completed by the end of the year.

China's GAC announces hydrogen combustion engine

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Chinese automaker GAC Motor claims to have successfully tested a hydrogen combustion engine, although it's unclear if the engine will ever reach production. The resulting engine has a fairly high thermal

Wärtsilä and Samsung Heavy to collaborate on ammonia-fueled engines for future newbuilds

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Wärtsilä and the Korean shipbuilding company Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) have signed a joint development program (JDP) agreement aimed at developing ammonia-fueled vessels with 4-stroke auxiliary engines available for future newbuild projects.

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Low-density graphene-based aerogel can reduce aircraft engine noise up to 80%

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The aerogel could be used as insulation within aircraft engines to reduce the 105-decibel roar of a jet engine taking off to a sound closer to that of a hair-dryer. Aviation & Aerospace Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency Graphene Materials

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Mazda expanding SUV lineup from 2022 on; electrification of all models by 2030; rotary engine as generator

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The European market, where electrification is already in full-swing, will primarily see the introduction of plug-in hybrid models with straight-four gasoline engines combined with a motor drive. The straight-six new generation Skyactiv-X gasoline engine and Skyactiv-D diesel engine will also be introduced in combination with a 48V mild hybrid system. 48V Diesel Electric (Battery) Engines Hybrids Plug-ins Vehicle Manufacturers

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Rolls-Royce Power Systems road map for climate-neutrality; 35% cut by 2030 from 2019; key role of mtu engines

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A key element in achieving these goals is the certification of the most important mtu engine products, which will run on sustainable fuels from as early as 2023 and then be successively brought into use. The aim is to reach a CO 2 net-zero operation of combustion engines.

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MAN Energy launches industry consortium to develop medium-speed, ammonia-fueled engine

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Initiated by MAN with partners from industry and research institutes, it aims to define the steps necessary to produce a dual-fuel, medium-speed engine capable of running on diesel-fuel and ammonia. Alexander Knafl, Head of R&D, Four-Stroke Engineering, MAN Energy Solutions.

Rolls-Royce supplying two mtu gas engines for first LNG-hybrid tugboat

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Rolls-Royce is supplying two mtu 16V 4000 M55RN gas engines to Sembcorp Marine Integrated Yard for the construction of the first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-hybrid powered tug. This is the first LNG-hybrid tug to be powered by mtu gas engines. Engines Hybrids LNG Ports and Marine

Co-Optima FY20 report highlights advances in engines-fuels research

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These include renewable domestic biomass, such as forestry and agricultural waste, which can be combined with petroleum-based fuels to improve vehicles’ carbon footprint and engine performance. Co-Optima Emissions Engines Fuels

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Daimler Truck and Cummins sign global framework agreement for cooperation in medium-duty commercial vehicle engines

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announced in February that they would enter into a global strategic partnership for medium-duty engines. Under the strategic partnership, Cummins will invest in the further development of the medium-duty engine platform and its global production and delivery starting in the second half of the decade for Daimler Trucks & Buses. Daimler Truck AG will no longer invest its own funds in the further development of its medium-duty engines for the Euro VII emissions standard.

ClearFlame Engine Technologies partners with Alto Ingredients to demo ethanol-fueled MCCI in heavy-duty diesels; high efficiency, low emissions

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Startup ClearFlame Engine Technologies announced a partnership with Alto Ingredients, a leading producer of specialty alcohols and essential ingredients, to conduct pilot demonstrations of ClearFlame’s solution for diesel engines using low-cost ethanol in Class 8 trucks.

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ClearFlame Engine Technologies secures $2.5M to advance diesel-free truck demonstration; ethanol-fueled MCCI

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ClearFlame Engine Technologies , a growing startup dedicated to the development of clean engine technology ( earlier post ), secured $2.5 Jacobs Vehicle Systems, a worldwide manufacturer of engine retarding and valve actuation systems for the commercial vehicle industry, recently teamed with ClearFlame to advance the company’s heavy-duty decarbonized engine solution. Engines Fuels Heavy-duty

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MAN presents hydrogen roadmap; use in fuel cells and combustion engines

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MAN is testing both the use of a fuel cell and an H 2 combustion engine. The hydrogen combustion engine, on the other hand, offers a more readily available and robust solution thanks to the well-known basic technology and could thus serve as a bridging technology.

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Air Force contracts LiquidPiston to adapt its rotary X-Engine technology for hybrid-electric propulsion for UAS and orbs

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a developer of advanced rotary internal combustion engines, has adapted its X-Engine technology for the United States Air Force to use in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) as well as “orbs”—urban air mobility (UAM) vehicles designed to carry people and cargo. Aviation Engines Hybrid

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Libertine awarded $3.6M to develop renewable-fueled free-piston-engine range extenders for battery electric trucks

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Libertine FPE, the creator of Smart Engine control technology for free piston engine (FPE) generators, has secured £2.6 Libertine’s free-piston engines contain pairs of pistons which are free to slide within a linear combustion cylinder. Electric (Battery) Engines

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Empa and partners exploring DME as fuel with new heavy-duty test engine

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Empa, together with FPT Motorenforschung AG Arbon, Politechnico di Milano, lubricant manufacturer Motorex and other partners, is exporing the use of DME as a fuel for heavy-duty engines. The diesel engine on the Empa test facility was tuned to DME. We already know this engine very well.

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LiquidPiston receives SBIR grant to develop X-Engine as hybrid-electric platform for UAVs

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a developer of advanced rotary internal combustion engines for diesel and jet fuels ( earlier post ), received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant from the US Army for the development of its X-Engine as a hybrid-electric propulsion platform for UAVs.

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Bosch and Weichai Power boost efficiency of Weichai truck diesel engines from 46% to 50%

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Bosch and Weichai Power have increased the efficiency of Weichai truck diesel engines from their current level of roughly 46% to 50%. Even though the diesel engine is nearly 130 years old, its development continues. China Diesel Engines Heavy-duty Market Background

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Rolls-Royce invests in new test facilities at Purdue for high-altitude and hybrid-electric aircraft engines

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Rolls-Royce has launched a new major investment project with Purdue University to develop new test facilities for high-altitude and hybrid-electric engines to power the next generation of US military aircraft. Gas turbine engine test cells must offer flexible operation to qualify engines for customer use. The test cell will simulate air conditions for testing, “flying” the engine at altitude while the test engine is still physically on the ground.

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Audi to phase out production of combustion engines by 2033

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The manufacturer will be gradually phasing out the production of internal combustion engines until 2033. Production of Audi’s final completely newly developed combustion engine model will start in just four years. The exact timing of the combustion engine’s discontinuation at Audi will ultimately be decided by customers and legislation. Audi’s last internal combustion engine will be the best we’ve ever built.

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Volkswagen launching refreshed MY 2022 Jetta in US; engine upgrade, IQ.DRIVE

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Volkswagen launching refreshed MY 2022 Jetta in US; engine upgrade, IQ.DRIVE. The refreshed Jetta adopts the 1.5-liter turbocharged and direct-injection EA211 engine found in the recently-launched Taos compact SUV. Driver Assistance Systems Engines Fuel Efficiency

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GE Aviation and Safran launch advanced technology demonstration program for sustainable engines; 20% lower fuel consumption

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GE Aviation and Safran launched a technology development program targeting more than 20% lower fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions compared to today’s engines. Open fan engine concept. The RISE program includes more than 300 separate component, module and full engine builds.

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ORNL team performs first neutron diffraction experiments on a running engine

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Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have used neutron diffraction to provide noninvasive measurement of lattice strains inside components of a firing engine, thereby enabling the operando study of complex load states and thermal gradients throughout the solid materials.

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Rheinmetall restructures; reducing automotive components share, especially combustion engines

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With this restructuring, Rheinmetall is pursuing three strategic goals: Reducing the share of automotive components in total Group sales, especially products for internal combustion engines. Engines Market Background

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