Opposed-Piston Engines: A Threat to Clean Energy?
July 4, 2011, Machinery & Electronics Business Daily
July 3, 2011, Shanghai Automotive News
July 1, 2011, china.auto.net
June 29, 2011, Greentech Media
Although electric cars tend to grab most of the headlines, established companies and a select group of startups like Achates Power and EcoMotors are tinkering with ways to improve the efficiency of internal combustion engines.
June 17, 2011, Heavy Duty Trucking
"Pistons stay cooler and less heat is rejected than in current four-stroke diesels, which allows use of a smaller cooling system. Lab testing shows the Achates has 12 to 16 percent better brake-specific fuel efficiency. And if a modern four-stroke diesel's thermodynamic efficiency is 45 to 46 percent, then the Achates engine's "is on the order of 50 percent, and we have a road map to go to 55 percent," says Achates' president, David Johnson."
June 16, 2011, SoCal Tech
San Diego-based Achates Power, the developer of improved internal combustion engine technology, said today that it has named John Koszewnik as Chief Technical Officer.
May 11, 2011, CNN Money
"...Achates Power say their engine designs could drastically cut diesel consumption."
May 8, 2011, The San Diego Union-Tribune
Sorrento Valley company working on efficient engines
April 8, 2011, North County Times
Walmart Heir Played Hand in Achates Powers' Quest to Revolutionize Engine Market
March 31, 2011, KGTV-TV