The company announced it has entered into a funded concept development agreement with a global truck manufacturer to produce an advanced natural gas dual-fuel engine. This is the first program to be awarded through the cooperation deal with Ricardo, Inc, signed in September 2013.
The purpose of the development program is to utilize Clean Air Power’s Dual-Fuel™ combustion technology to deliver an engine that not only achieves its emissions objective but also reduces the extent of emissions after-treatment required by the base diesel engine. Subject to a successful concept phase, expected to last 6 months, the agreement will then enter a second stage to bring the innovative engine to start of production.
“It is a pleasure to be announcing a concept study so quickly after entering the cooperation agreement with Ricardo. This is a very exciting but challenging program which highlights the interest in our technology in major world markets including Asia,” said John Pettitt, CEO of Clean Air Power.
“We congratulate Clean Air Power on the announcement of the award of this important project,” added Ricardo, Inc. president Tom Apostolos. “This achievement serves as a highly tangible validation of our strategy of collaboration with Clean Air Power, combining its market leading dual-fuel engine technology with Ricardo’s expertise in vehicle systems integration, and hence providing significant value to customers on a global basis.”
Source: Clean Air Power