EPA Official: The Future of the Internal Combustion Engine is Bright and Clear

October 5, 2011, Green Car Congress

"The future of the IC engine is bright and clear; I don't think that could be any more obvious to all of us," said Byron Bunker, Director, Heavy Duty Engine Center, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during his remarks in a panel discussion on the role for internal combustion engines in the energy future at the U.S. Department of Energy's 2011 Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research Conference (DEER) in Detroit.

Achates Power: Diesel Engine Tech Grows Small and Smart

September 30, 2011, ZigWheels

Read PDF Version Two-stroke diesel engines have been worked on for a while, but they never quite featured on production cars, until now that is. American engine developer Achates Power have been working on the technology for many years and today are very close to having a light, efficient, economical, and powerful two-stroke diesel engine suitable for cars and light commercial vehicles.

Announcing the 2011 GoingGreen Global 200 Top Private Companies

September 30, 2011, AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn is proud to announce this year's GoingGreen Global 200—the top emerging companies that are transforming big industry and creating viable business models for the green technology.

Prospects for Overhaul of Combustion Engine

September 21, 2011, Bloomberg TV

...Today we check out the engines that will power the cars of the future. . .A third start-up, San Diego-based Achates Power is working on its own version of an opposed-piston engine.

Achates Power to Present Fuel Efficiency Results of Its Two-Stroke Opposed-Piston Engine at SAE 2011 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress

September 6, 2011, The Auto Channel

Achates Power, developer of radically improved internal combustion engines that enhance fuel economy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and are lower cost, will discuss engine fuel efficiency challenges and improvements at the SAE 2011 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress (ComVEC) Sept. 13-14 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.

Most Promising Start-up Opportunities

July 5, 2011, SiliconIndia News

According to Business Week, the companies to look for are Achates Power (which is testing a clean-burning diesel engine), AltoRock Energy (which has bored wells as deep as four miles to tap geothermal energy), and BioFuelBox (which converts oil-laden sludge from sewage systems, industrial plants, and animal processing factories into clear, odorless diesel fuels).

Split-Cycle Engine Technology to Challenge EVs and Hybrids

July 4, 2011, Torque News

Contrary to modern belief and all the canned reports by many automotive media types that electrification is the only way to maximize automobile efficiency, the demise of the internal combustion engine is extremely exaggerated, especially as split-cycle engine technology comes of age and challenges the high costs of EVs and hybrid cars. . . In the meantime, major technical advances are coming from outsiders, like Scuderi Group, Tour Engine, even Achates Power and Cyclone Power.

Putting Old Tech In The Internal Combustion Engine Nets One-Third More Mileage

August 26, 2011, Fast Company

Other companies are pushing the limits of what internal combustion engines can do with a gallon of fuel, too... Achates Power, a San Diego engine start-up, have deployed similar opposed piston technology to create more efficient internal engines (diesel, in their case) to compete with hybrids and electrics on the road.

Pike Research Forecasts $1.5 Million EV Charging Locations in U.S.A. by 2017

August 9, 2011, Torque News

The latest report from Pike Research examines the growing global market for electric vehicle charging equipment and provides market analysis and forecasts for residential, workplace, public, and private charge points in the United States by 2017. . . If there is any technology that will combat electrification, I fully believe it will be the air-hybrid derivation that comes from the split cycle engine. . .Then there is Achates Power with its opposed piston, two-stroke diesel. While this is not a split cycle, it bears noting for its direct application to heavy trucks.

Achates Power Introduces Newly Designed Opposed-Piston Diesels

August 11, 2011, Automotive Industry-Vogel

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