Diesel Engines Benefit Also
Diesel engines especially stand to benefit from the technology, the Scuderi Group says, because the engine wouldn't need turbocharging, injectors, or exhaust treatment. So far, the design has attracted some $8 million in investment, including $1.2 million in government funding, the company said. Besides the efficiency gains, the engine would reduce toxic emissions by up to 80 percent. The technology is based on the research and inventions of the late Carmelo Scuderi (1925-2002), an engineer who developed new technology used for recycling the refrigerant chemicals that deplete the ozone layer. The Scuderi Group plans to license the technology to qualified engine manufacturers.