Industry Leading Engine Solutions
Enabling technology for best-in-class engines. Achates Power works with leading engine companies, licensing designs, development and test tools, software, and patents that enable engines for a range of applications that reduce CO2 and criteria emissions and provide robust compliance in a cost-effective manner.
Tomorrow’s cars and trucks need to emit fewer harmful emissions and do so while remaining practical and affordable for customers.
The company has concurrent customers whose contracts encompass four key engine applications:
Accelerating Economic Transportation
Achates Power provides economic value to its customers while accelerating positive impact on the environment.
The company’s Opposed-Piston Engine design allows for transportation that is proven to be:
Our History Makes Us Who We Are Today
Dr. James Lemke, a serial entrepreneur with a history of founding and leading companies, and a personal passion for science, engineering, and education, conceived of Achates Power with an idea that would transform the transportation industry by revitalizing the opposed-piston, two-stroke engine. As an influential physicist and entrepreneur holding more than 100 patents, Lemke understood that access to affordable and reliable transportation improves lives, but that transportation needed to be markedly more sustainable if we are to meet our energy and environmental goals. That solution came in a 1930s-era engine architecture that demonstrated great potential, but momentum had dissipated when the tools of the time could not produce a clean and reliable version.
Lemke’s idea was that modern tools and components could be used to create clean and reliable designs while optimizing the inherent efficiency advantage of OP engines. In 2004, he partnered with his long-time friend, John Walton, to form Achates Power. They were joined by a collection of bright engineers and scientists and established a culture where ideas and discourse flow unabated and the expectation that each fulfills their utmost potential. While amassing top talent in the industry, Lemke’s vision began to manifest results. The Achates Power engine demonstrates as much as a 30-percent fuel efficiency improvement compared to the industry’s engines with comparable or better emissions and cost.
Jim Lemke passed away in 2019. We are proud to continue his legacy by demonstrating that practical, reliable, cost-effective transportation can be made substantially less harmful to our environment.