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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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.

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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

Jilin study shows coolant temperature in GDI engine at idle has critical effect on particulate number emissions

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Researchers at Jilin University in China report in a papaer in the journal Fuel that coolant temperature in a gasoline direct-injection (GDI) engine under idle has a critical effect on particulate number (PN) emissions and that optimizing other operating parameters will further reduce PN emissions.

2018 89

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

Volkswagen Millerized 1.5 TSI ACT BlueMotion gasoline engine offers diesel-like fuel economy; derivatives may be applied in hybrid systems

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Volkswagen has developed and deployed a gasoline engine that offers diesel-like fuel economy but is significantly cheaper to buy. This enables further reduced fuel consumption and emission levels plus powerful torque even at low engine speeds. Engines Fuel Efficiency Vehicle Systems

2018 114

Renault presents new 1.3L TCe engine at Geneva; co-developed with Daimler; ~1M units per year

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TCe engine, co-developed by the Alliance and Daimler, at the Geneva Motor Show. The new 1.3-liter powerplant combines greater driving enjoyment with higher torque at low engine speeds, plus higher, more consistent torque at higher revs and lower fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions.

2018 97

Volvo Cars debuts its first 3-cylinder engine in new XC40 compact SUV; designed for PHEV applications

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The new powertrain is the first three-cylinder engine in the company’s 91-year history. The new three-cylinder powertrain has been deliberately designed for integration into Twin Engine plug-in hybrid cars. Engines Fuel Efficiency Hybrids Plug-ins

2018 94

New TNGA Dynamic Force 2.0L engine for 2019 Corolla Hatchback smaller, more powerful than 1.8L

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The all-new TNGA-based powertrain features the 2.0-liter Dynamic-Force direct-injection inline four-cylinder engine (M20A-FKS) ( earlier post ) with gains in power, fuel efficiency, and cleaner emissions. Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency

2018 97

Study finds catalyzed gasoline particulate filters effective at reducing particulate and PAH emissions from GDI engines

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Although GDI vehicles offer the potential of improved fuel economy, less fuel pumping, and charge air cooling, they tend to produce higher particulate matter (PM) emissions when compared with the traditional port fuel injection engines. Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency Health

2018 111

2019 Nissan Altima features VC-Turbo variable compression ratio engine, AWD, ProPILOT Assist

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Variable Compression Turbo engine. Designated as the VC-Turbo, the new technology continuously transforms the engine characteristics, providing both dynamic and efficient performance. As a result, the engine capacity varies between 1,997 cc and 1,970 cc.

2018 84

DOE releases two Co-Optima studies; high-octane blendstocks, engine efficiency merit function

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released two studies from the Co-Optimization of Engines & Fuels initiative ( Co-Optima ) ( earlier post ). These new blendstocks, co-optimized with advanced gasoline engines, show potential to improve passenger vehicle fuel economy by 10%.

2018 94

New Pierburg air blower with speed-controlled motor for reduction of gasoline engine emissions

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Secondary air systems are used to reduce gasoline engine emissions by accelerating catalytic converter heat-up. It thus helps many engines to comply with such standards as EU 6.2, Emissions Engines Vehicle Systems

2018 89

Achates Power and Aramco Services Company partner on opposed-piston engine projects; Opposed-Piston Gasoline Compression Ignition (OPGCI)

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The first result of this agreement is the demonstration vehicle that will be shown at the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS): a light-duty truck with an Opposed-Piston Gasoline Compression Ignition (OPGCI) Engine. OP engine. Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency

2018 108

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.

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Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines to power four new LNG carriers

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The technology group Wärtsilä, through its joint venture company CSSC Wärtsilä Engine (Shanghai) Co (CWEC), has been contracted to deliver 16 engines for four new LNG carrier vessels being built at the Hudong Zhonghua shipyard in China. The engine speed is 720 / 750 rpm.

2017 78

Second-generation Audi A7 Sportback features standard 48V MHEV system with gasoline or diesel engines

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TDI (diesel) engine. With either engine, the MHEV system is based on a newly developed 48-volt primary electrical system and a belt alternator starter (BAS) generating up to 12 kilowatts of recuperation power. This helps the engine to heat up quickly following a cold start.

2018 94

Big Blue Bus investing $18.2M to upgrade bus fleet; Cummins-Westport Near-Zero NOx engines

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Among other enhancements, buses will be equipped with Cummins-Westport Near-Zero engines and fueled by Renewable Natural Gas, to further reduce NO x vehicle emissions by more than 90% by December 2018. In 2014, Big Blue Bus became the first transit agency in Southern California to purchase buses with near-zero compressed natural gas (CNG) engines. Emissions Engines FleetsBig Blue Bus (BBB), a bus operator serving Santa Monica and the Los Angeles area, will invest $18.3

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Argonne team identifies optimized engine designs for a given fuel

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have pinpointed optimized engine designs for a given fuel. et al. , “Numerical Investigation of a Gasoline-Like Fuel in a Heavy-Duty Compression Ignition Engine Using Global Sensitivity Analysis,” SAE Int.

2017 78

Qoros Auto unveils drivable engineering development car with QamFree engine; near +50% boost in power & torque, -15% fuel consumption

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At the 2016 Guangzhou Auto Show, Qoros Auto introduced the first drivable engineering development car—a modified Qoros 3 hatchback—equipped with the QamFree engine featuring FreeValve’s Pneumatic-Hydraulic-Electric-Actuator (PHEA) technology. Engines Fuel Efficiency

2016 101

Ricardo investigating potential for its split-cycle engine in large engine market

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Ricardo is exploring the value proposition for applications of its novel split-cycle combustion engine ( earlier post ). The engine is based on a fundamentally new split-cycle combustion concept using a recuperated split-cycle with isothermal compression via cryogenic injection.

2016 94

Infiniti unveils I4 Variable Compression Turbo engine; targeting 27% improvement in fuel efficiency over V6 engines of similar output

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At the Paris Motor Show, Infiniti unveiled the new VC-Turbo (Variable Compression Turbo)—the first production-ready variable compression ratio engine. The engine is able to offer any compression ratio between 8:1 (for high performance) and 14:1 (for high efficiency).

2016 98

Continental Motors Group expands general aviation diesel engine family with new fixed- and rotary-wing variants

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Continental Motors Group is expanding its family of diesel aero engines with the CD-265 and CDR-285 engines. As the other members of the CD-200 family, the CD-265 and CDR-285 are horizontally-opposed (boxer), four-cylinder, direct-injection, air-cooled turbocharged engines.

2017 95

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan powered by 2.0L EA888 Gen3B engine

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The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan arrives in US dealerships this summer powered by the most advanced version yet of Volkswagen’s EA888 four-cylinder engine, the Gen3B. Audi engineers described the development of the Gen3B at the Vienna Motor Symposium in 2015. Engines Fuel Efficiency

2017 84

Mercedes-Benz unveiling facelited C-Class at Geneva with new engines, plug-in hybrid versions

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Alongside the A-Class, the G-Class and the new four-door Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé, Mercedes-Benz will hold the world premiere of the new facelifted C-Class Saloon and Estate models featuring new gasoline and diesel engines, and plug-in hybrid versions. Engines Fuel Efficiency Hybrids Plug-ins

2018 84

DOE awards $1.2M to Colorado State Energy Institute team to study ultra-low emissions, high-efficiency natural gas engines

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Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to look at making natural gas engines as efficient as diesel engines in the same class. Specifically, the researchers will develop medium- and heavy-duty, on-road natural gas engines that are as efficient as traditional diesel engines often used in long-haul 18-wheeler trucks, garbage trucks and delivery trucks. to tackle this engine technology challenge. Emissions Engines Natural Gas

2018 65

Engineers propose coordinated control architecture for motion management in ADAS systems

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Engineers from Loughborough University in the UK and Jaguar Land Rover have proposed a coordinated control architecture for motion management in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) to increase safety and comfort across all vehicles, regardless of ADAS specifics.

2018 115

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. This program will demonstrate the first diesel engine to comply with the state standard. In addition, the engine will emit 10% less CO 2 than the 2027 federal greenhouse gas requirement. Diesel Emissions Engines Heavy-duty

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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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Cummins Westport ISB6.7 G midrange natural gas engine now in full production

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liter midrange, factory-built natural gas engine is now fully available as a production engine for shuttle bus, medium duty truck, and vocational applications in North America. G engine more than doubles its addressable market. Biomethane Emissions Engines LNG Natural Gas

2016 122

CDP Technologies offering new gaseous fuels aftermarket cylinder head package for GM 6.0L engines

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engines. The new CDP cylinder head will be available for the popular GM engines that have been, or are slated to be, converted to a gaseous alternative fuel engine. engine. Emissions Engines LPG Natural Gas

2017 116

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).

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"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

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Nissan licenses NMRP spray-coated cylinder bore technology to HELLER; production of efficient engines

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has licensed its Nissan Machining Roughening Process (NMRP), a proprietary technology used in making automotive engines, to German machine tool manufacturer Gebr. To reduce engine weight and improve fuel efficiency, automakers have begun replacing cast-iron liners with 0.2

2017 90

Mercedes-Benz investing ~€3B in new engine technology; new diesel family, particulate filters for gasoline engines

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billion) in engine technology to ensure further improvements in fuel consumption and emissions in gasoline and diesel engines in current as well as current vehicles, according to Prof. Gasoline engines with particulate filters in the future. Diesel Emissions Engines

2016 84

Swiss team concludes that particulate filters should be mandatory for GDI engines

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Based on a three-year study of toxic and environmentally relevant pollutants from gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines, Swiss researchers have concluded that some GDI engines emit just as many soot particles as unfiltered diesel cars did in the past.

2017 112

Eco-Motive reveals prototype H-Motor dual fuel engine; road testing to begin soon

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Eco-Motive , a startup developing what it calls the first dual-fuel “H” engine ( earlier post ), revealed photos of a full-scale prototype of the Eco-Motive H-Motor. It’s exciting to see all of our research, development and engineering culminate into a full-scale prototype.

2016 110

Winterthur dual-fuel X-DF engines to power CMA CGM’s giant container ships

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French shipping line CMA CGM, based in Marseille, has selected Winterthur Gas & Diesel’s (WinGD’s) largest, 92 cm bore, dual-fuel low-speed engine to power what are presently the largest containerships ever ordered. Emissions Engines LNG Ports and Marine

2017 78

Renault launches new generation gasoline engine, co-developed by Alliance and Daimler

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gasoline engine co-developed by the Alliance and Daimler. This new engine offers significant improvement in driving performance, with better torque at low rpm and greater and constant availability at high rpm, while reducing fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions. Engines Fuel Efficiency

2017 78

Update on DOE Co-Optima project to co-optimize fuels & engines; goal of 30% per vehicle reduction in petroleum

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In October 2015, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) launched a broad, joint effort to co-optimize the development of efficient engines and low greenhouse-gas fuels for on-road vehicles with the goal of reducing petroleum consumption by 30% by 2030 beyond what is already targeted.

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