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

2019 116

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

2019 99

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

2018 127

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.

2019 125

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.

2019 88

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.

2019 135

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 143

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

2019 100

Caterpillar-Argonne team to pursue improved diesel engine combustion systems under HPC4Mfg program

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and the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are teaming up to research heavy-duty diesel engines. The organizations plan to build and test heavy-duty diesel engines that reduce emissions and improve fuel economy. Caterpillar Inc.

2019 100

Two new V6 engines with 48V mild hybrid system for Audi Q8; gasoline and diesel

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Audi is expanding the engine line-up for its luxury SUV, the Q8—as well as its roll-out of its 48V mild hybrid system ( earlier post )—by adding two V6 engine versions. With the turbocharged gasoline engine, the Audi Q8 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1

2019 108

Ford Europe bringing 48V mild hybrid tech to Tourneo van; new diesel engines

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Ford Europe will introduce more powerful and fuel-efficient 2.0-liter EcoBlue diesel engines, new 48V EcoBlue mild Hybrid powertrains; and driver assistance technologies including Active Park Assist in the enhanced Ford Tourneo Custom people-mover from mid-2019. 48V Diesel Engines Hybrids

2019 108

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

2018 122

KIT establishing institue to help combustion-engine SMEs re-orient to e-mobility; Fit4E

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The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is establishing a “Transformation Hub Electric Mobility” to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) with specialized knowledge in the process chain for manufacturing a combustion engine re-orient for electric mobility.

2019 95

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

2018 64

Study finds marine workboat engines staying in service two times longer than estimated by EPA; emissions reduction implications

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Commercial workboat engines are staying in service more than two times longer than predicted by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to new research from the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). A longer service life reduces the fleet’s turnover rate to cleaner, lower-emitting engines, therefore increasing future-year emission estimates. This report underscores that more, older engines remain in service today.

2019 77

Rheinmetall/HUAYU JV develops new casting process suited for complex engine block geometries and motor housings

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Engineers merged the advantages of various casting processes to deliver high-quality, highly robust engine blocks that can also be cast in comparatively short cycle times. This is exactly what engine builders want for today’s highly stressed engine generations.

2019 90

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

2018 109

DARPA awards additional $2.5M to LiquidPiston for development of 30kW X4 rotary diesel engine prototype

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to LiquidPiston for development of 30kW X4 rotary diesel engine prototype. an advanced internal combustion engine technology company, an additional $2.5 LiquidPiston’s X Engines are non-Wankel rotary embodiments of the company’s High Efficiency Hybrid Cycle (HEHC).

2018 124

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. The project builds on the successful development of the OP Engine and expands our research and development into the hybrid and range-extender market. Stefanopoulou, Energy Institute Director and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan.

2019 73

GE Aviation completes initial design of supersonic engine for Aerion AS2

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GE Aviation has completed the initial design of the first supersonic engine purpose-built for business jets. This new engine class, revealed as GE’s Affinity turbofan, is optimized with proven GE technology for supersonic flight and timed to meet the Aerion AS2 launch ( earlier post ).

2018 105

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.

2018 90

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. OP Engine.

2018 130

Hoisting Out the Engine

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My buddy Andrew came out this morning to help get the engine out. Here's Drew, happy to use an engine hoist for the first time. To get enough clearance to lift out the engine, you need to open the hood as far as it can go. Here's the drivers side front engine mount on the floor.

2008 130

Scania launches new 13-liter natural gas engine

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liters) natural gas engine, based on Scania’s well-proven inline 6-cylinder, 13-liter engine. FPT Industrial also recently introduced its newest and most powerful natural engine, the 13-liter Cursor 13 Natural Gas, specially developed for long-haul missions.

2017 78

MHI-MME launches new models of small, lightweight, and high-efficiency turbochargers for diesel engines

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MHI) has developed new models of its MET Turbochargers for diesel engines. The MET-MBII axial-flow turbocharger series mainly for two-stroke engines is smaller and lighter than the existing MET-MB series, with a 16% greater air flow capacity. Engines Ports and Marine

2018 107

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.

2012 148

Buying an Engine Hoist

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With vacation coming up next week to remove the gasoline engine from the Civic, I needed to get an engine hoist. He used it to remove the engine from his truck and then he sold it to me. What's the use of converting an EV if you don't get to buy some cool tools?

2008 130

University of Utah engineers develop fast method to convert algae to biocrude

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The team’s results were published in an open-access paper in a new peer-reviewed journal, Chemical Engineering Science X. —University of Utah chemical engineering assistant professor Swomitra “Bobby” Mohanty, co-author.

2019 116

Tour Engine proceeding with development of 5 kW Split-Cycle genset with additional ARPA-E GENSETS funding

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Tour Engine, the startup developing novel split-cycle engine technology ( earlier post ), is working on a 5 kW natural gas unit under Phase II funding from the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E). ciency, says Dr. Oded Tour, CEO of Tour Engine.

2018 130

Mercedes-Benz unveils Gen4 A-Class; bigger, new engines, focus on content and user experience

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All models of the new A-Class are also powered by new diesel and gasoline engines. New, efficient gasoline and diesel engines. All the new A-Class models are powered by new, efficient engines: two new four-cylinder gasoline engines are available at market launch.

2018 130

Rüsselsheim Engineering Center developing next four-cylinder gasoline engine generation for Groupe PSA; optimized for hybrids

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The Rüsselsheim Engineering Center will take on the global responsibility for the development of the next-generation of high-efficiency gasoline engines for all Groupe PSA brands (Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles, Opel and Vauxhall). The next generation of four-cylinder engines will be optimized for operation in combination with electric motors and will be used in the drive train of hybrid systems. —Opel’s Managing Director Engineering, Christian Müller.

2018 69

ORNL team finds catalytic EGR reforming can decrease fuel consumption 8% in gasoline engine

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Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have used on-board catalytic fuel reforming to increase the brake efficiency of a multicylinder, stoichiometric spark-ignited (SI) engine by increasing EGR dilution tolerance. The geometry of the engine could be optimized.

2018 121

Mazda unveils new Mazda3; first production car to offer Skyactiv-X SPCCI engine with M Hybrid system

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The powertrain lineup comprises the latest Skyactiv-X (Mazda’s Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI) engine, earlier post ), Skyactiv-G and Skyactiv-D engines, each of which provides responsive speed control in any driving situation. Engines Hybrids

2018 103

DARPA awards LiquidPiston $2.5M to advance further X4 rotary engine prototype

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million to continue development of a new, patented, high-efficiency, lighter-weight rotary engine. hp/lb, making it up to ten times (10x) more powerful than a standard diesel engine with the same weight. Water may be injected to internally cool the engine.

2016 152

DOE awards Hyundai $4.95M for work on advanced mixed-mode gasoline engine; Co-Optima

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million over three years as part of an $80-million Co-Optima funding round ( earlier post ) to conduct research and development for an advanced mixed-mode gasoline (spark/compression ignition) engine to attain significant improvements in both fuel economy and CO 2 emissions. The project is part of Hyundai’s advanced engine technology strategy and is planned to be used in future production vehicles as both stand-alone (engine only) and hybrid (PHEV, MHEV) configurations.

2018 91

Motiv Engines introduces 2nd-generation split-cycle concept; MkII Clarke-Brayton heavy-duty engine being designed for LNG

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Section of the MkII Clarke-Brayton split-cycle engine. Motiv Engines, LLC introduced the second-generation of its engine concept dubbed the MkII Clarke-Brayton Engine, which it intends to develop into a heavy-duty on-highway engine fueled by liquid natural gas (LNG).

2014 143

Hooray for Engineers.

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Working on this car has given me an appreciation for engineers. Given what we put our vehicles through, they are amazingly reliable and durable (that point came to me when I could not drill a hole in the gas tank). Why they need so many types and sizes of bolts is beyond me, but there must be a reason

2009 100

Ricardo forms company to commercialize cryogenic split-cycle engine: CryoPower

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Ricardo has created a company—Dolphin N2 Ltd—to commercialize its CryoPower cryogenic split-cycle engine technology ( earlier post , earlier post.) Engines Fuel Efficiency Heavy-duty

2018 94

Dropping the Engine

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The engine just about a foot below mounting height. Engine pulled back about a foot. Hole left over in the engine compartment with dropped engine. Well, I worked for the last three hours to drop the engine out of the car.

2007 130

"Death of the internal combustion engine" is now a thing

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The very first working four-cycle internal-combustion engine was invented by Niklaus Otto in 1876, and in due course it changed the world. A quarter of a century later, gasoline engines, steam-powered vehicles, and electric drive competed on an equal basis, but by 1915, it was clear the gasoline engine would triumph. Future Cars combustion cycle Engines plug-in cars gasoline engines

2017 66

Mazda rotary range-extended EV and diesel engine both coming, but no US hybrids for now

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Diesel Wankel rotary engine SKYACTIV Range ExtendingA look under the hood of Mazda’s future includes a patchwork of “what if” possibilities and a series of juggled timelines. Mazda is in a tough spot right now with regulators and in finding its place across many global markets. Part of the issue is that Mazda is considered an Intermediate-size manufacturer and subject to.

2019 68

Motor positioned in engine compartment

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Started putting the motor/tranny into the engine compartment. Got it positioned and connected the driver sigde motor mount. Feels good. Kind of wondering if I should have tested the motor before I put it in. Not sure how I would have done that

2010 100

Toyota introducing new powertrain units based on TNGA; transmissions, engine, hybrid system, 4WD

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The basic function of any transmission system is to achieve transmission efficiency, high-efficiency engine ranges, and highly responsive gear changes. 2.0-liter Dynamic Force Engine, a New 2.0-liter Direct-injection, Inline 4-cylinder Gasoline Engine.

2018 116