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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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Cummins B6.7 Performance Series engine now features stop-start capability

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Specially developed bearings in the engine, along with upgrades to the flywheel ring gear and starter motor, support long life and reliable performance with frequent starts. The engine system was thoroughly tested to confirm its durability for the rigors of Stop-Start operations.

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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

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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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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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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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

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.

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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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

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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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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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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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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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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Rolls-Royce unveils 3rd Pearl engine; 5% higher efficiency, capable of operating on 100% SAF

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Rolls-Royce has officially unveiled the Pearl 10X, the third and most powerful member of its market-leading Pearl engine family for the business aviation market. Rolls-Royce is the world’s leading engine supplier in this market, powering more than 3,600 business jets.

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Insight into benzene formation could help development of cleaner combustion engines

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That insight could also help the car industry make cleaner combustion engines. The industrial processes behind crude oil refineries and the inner-workings of gas-powered combustion engines can emit PAHs, which can form into toxic air pollutants such as soot.

Nuvera boosts fuel cell engine test capabilities

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Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, a provider of fuel cell power solutions for motive applications, has expanded its hydrogen fuel cell engine testing capabilities with the commissioning of a large-scale durability test facility in Italy.

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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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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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California Assemblymembers introduce bill phasing out gasoline-fueled small off-road engines

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California Assemblymembers Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) and Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) introduced legislation to phase out the sale of new gas-powered small off-road engines (SORE), which are primarily used in lawn and garden equipment, including leaf blowers, lawn mowers, and other outdoor power equipment. Smog-forming emissions from small engines will surpass those from passenger vehicles this year. Emissions Engines Regulations

Volvo Cars and Geely Holding create Aurobay for joint powertrain operations; engines, transmissions and hybrids

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The new company will be a global supplier of complete powertrain solutions including next-generation combustion engines, transmissions and hybrid solutions. For Geely Holding, the new entity will benefit from the addition of a strong R&D team and technologically advanced and efficient combustion engines and hybrid powertrains for its portfolio of brands, creating a strong base for substantial operational, industrial and financial synergies.

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Daimler Truck and Cummins enter strategic partnership for medium-duty commercial vehicle engines

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signed a memorandum of understanding establishing a global strategic partnership for medium-duty engine systems. As part of the planned strategic partnership, Cummins will invest in the further development of medium-duty engine systems for Daimler Trucks and Buses and the global production and delivery of medium-duty engines by Cummins for Daimler Trucks and Buses beginning in the second half of the decade. Diesel Engines Vehicle Manufacturers

Westport Fuel Systems & Scania partner on direct-injected hydrogen engine research project

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fuel system with hydrogen to the latest Scania commercial vehicle engine. Hydrogen use in an internal combustion engine with our HPDI fuel system could offer another cost-competitive pathway to reduce CO 2 emissions from transportation. Engines Heavy-duty Hydrogen

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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Researchers scale-up hydrogen and ethanol production from engineered bacteria

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Researchers in Mexico have used a genetically engineered Escherichia coli to scale-up the co-production of hydrogen (H 2 ) and ethanol (EtOH) using hemicellulosic hydrolysates from wheat straw pretreated (WSP) as substrate from a 0.01

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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Rheinmetall to supply aluminum engine blocks in €100M follow-up order from German carmaker

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The technology group Rheinmetall AG has won a follow-up order from a well-known German carmaker to produce aluminum engine blocks with a total value of more than €100 million. Rheinmetall has been supplying the premium automaker with engine blocks for various vehicle models since the 1990s.

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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International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) is an Annual Celebration of Female Engineers

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International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) is an Annual Celebration of Female Engineers & their accomplishments. The post International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) is an Annual Celebration of Female Engineers appeared first on EV Obsession.

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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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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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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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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MAN ES reports Tier III exhaust-after-treatment orders for low-speed engines pass 1,000

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MAN Energy Solutions’ Two-Stroke Business has surpassed 1,000 orders for secondary-measure, Tier III-compliant, emission-reduction technology for its portfolio of MAN B&W-branded, low-speed ship engines. MAN SCR system for 2-stroke engines.