Wisconsin promotes RCCI engine, which can run on gas and diesel together

May 19, 2014 |

In Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is promoting a new vehicle engine that incorporates anti-emissions technology. The new engine boosts fuel economy by 20 percent while cutting nitrogen oxide (NOx) and soot emissions by record margins. Called reactivity controlled compression ignition (RCCI), the base technology uses multiple injections of differing fuel types, including both gasolines and diesel, to optimize combustion in cylinder, reducing the reliance on costly NOx and soot after-treatment systems with the potential to eliminate them altogether. “It’s a breakthrough that has eluded engine researchers for more than a century. Now, it might be as little as five years away,” wrote a journalist for The Chronicle Herald in Canada.

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