Ford Taps Tiny Bubbles for Lighter, More Fuel Efficient Cars

March 22, 2011, GigaOm/earth2tech and Reuters

Ford is turning to a new tech to reduce the weight of its cars and improve fuel efficiency: tiny bubbles. Ford says it is trialling a technology out of the labs of MIT, now owned by Trexel, called MuCell, which injects micro bubbles into plastic components.


Greener, smarter, cheaper engines for passenger and commercial vehicles

March 17, 2011, San Diego Daily Transcript

James Lemke is an airplane enthusiast who owns quite a few aircraft. Among those are several single-engine planes, which he was anxious about flying without a backup engine. So he wondered, why not have a lightweight engine as a backup?


Achates Power to Release More Efficient Engine

March 4, 2011, RoadScholar.com

Achates Power, founded in 2004, proposed the creation of a new engine that would save on two important matters, both which are intermingled: fuel and cost.


An Engine That Costs Less and Gets Better Mileage?

March 4, 2011, GreenTech Media

Achates Power… claims that its proposed two-stroke opposed piston diesel engine -- an idea put into practice by the Junkers aircraft company -- will cost 10 percent to 15 percent less than a conventional engine to manufacture and will increase fuel efficiency by 10 percent to 15 percent, according to CEO David Johnson.


Interview with David Johnson, President & CEO, Achates Power

February 15, 2011, Auto Monitor


A Nerd’s-Eye View Of The North American International Auto Show

January 12, 2011, CBSDetroit.com


Developer Looks to Take Next Step With 2-Stroke Engine Concept

December 7, 2010, WardsAuto.com


Opposed-piston Diesel Engine Closer to Reality

November 29, 2010, SAE.org


Xconomy Forum Calls for Bold Leadership and Collaboration in Smart Energy

June 30, 2010, Calit2


Sixteen Ancient Green Technologies Reborn

March 31, 2010, CBS News

Not everything is new in greentech. A number of companies are based around technologies and concepts coined years and even centuries ago.