Clean Air Power, Ricardo Team On Dual-Fuel Engine
Clean Air Power has announced the award of a funded concept development agreement with a global truck manufacturer, under which it will work with Ricardo to develop a dual-fuel engine for a South East Asian Market.
The purpose of the development programme is to utilise Clean Air Power’s Dual-Fuel combustion technology to deliver an advanced dual-fuel engine that will meet the needed emissions regulations and will also reduce the extent of emissions aftertreatment technology required by the base diesel engine. Subject to a successful concept phase, expected to last six months, the agreement will then enter a second stage to bring the advanced dual-fuel engine to start of production.
In late 2013 Ricardo and Clean Air Power announced that they had entered into an agreement for the development of the dual fuel engine business, aiming to strengthen the offering to clients of both companies. Bringing together Ricardo's system integration expertise with CAP's dual-fuel technology of compression ignited diesel engines that use natural gas with diesel pilot ignition, the development announced today is the first major contract to arise from the collaboration between the two companies.
“It is a pleasure to be announcing a concept study so quickly after entering the cooperation agreement with Ricardo,” said Clean Air Power CEO John Pettit. “This is a very exciting but challenging program which highlights the interest in our technology in major world markets including Asia.”