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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Achates Power Addresses Commercial Truck Mileage and Emissions Standards

August 9, 2011, Torque News

In a timely interview one week before President Obama announces the first U.S. CO2 emission rules for heavy trucks in Springfield, VA today, Achates Power, showed why it participated in the 2011 CAR Management Business Seminars in Traverse City, Michigan.


Heritage and Innovation – Achates Power is Dedicated to Opposed-Piston Two-Stroke Engine

July 30, 2011, Automobile & Parts Magazine

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A 54.5 MPG Standard to Hit in 2025: Here Are Ten Ways to Improve Mileage

July 28, 2011, Greentech Media

With higher fuel standards on the way, here are some technologies that you might see automakers adopt, or adopt more often. . .6. New Engines. Pinnacle Engines is working on an opposed-piston gas engine, while EcoMotors and Achates Power have opposed-piston diesels.


Heritage and Innovation – Achates Power is Dedicated to Opposed-Piston Two-Stroke Engine

July 27, 2011, oauto.com


The 50 MPG Chevy?

July 22, 2011, Greentech Media

Further out, expect to see trucks and/or cars powered by opposed piston diesel engines from the likes of Achates Power and EcoMotors. Achates Power says its two-stroke opposed piston diesel engine can increase fuel efficiency by another 10 to 15 percent.