Ricardo, Clean Air Power To Cooperate
Engineering specialist Ricardo and dual fuel system supplier Clean Air Power (CAP) announced that they have entered into an agreement for the development of the dual fuel engine business. The agreement is intended to strengthen the offering to clients of both companies by 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.
"Natural gas in a dual fuel application offers both fuel economy and cost savings to the large and heavy duty engine industry," said Tom Apostolos, president of Ricardo’s U.S. business Ricardo, Inc. "This agreement will help our global clients to achieve those savings more quickly, with reduced development time and robust system integration. We are pleased to be working with CAP as a system integrator for their patented dual-fuel technology."
CAP's dual-fuel system enables heavy-duty vehicles to operate primarily on natural gas, with diesel fuel used to provide ignition. As system integrator, Ricardo will use its full vehicle knowledge, engine design and controls experience and system modeling capabilities to ensure that CAP's dual fuel system meets the requirements of vehicles.