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ATG strikes deal with ARE Engines

24/06/2008 - 14:14

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Malaga-based Automotive Technology Group Ltd has signed an agreement with ARE Engines Ltd to jointly evaluate the fuel saving and lower emission capability of the patented Almasi Rotary Engine.

ATG strikes deal with ARE Engines

Malaga-based Automotive Technology Group Ltd has signed an agreement with ARE Engines Ltd to jointly evaluate the fuel saving and lower emission capability of the patented Almasi Rotary Engine.

Automotive Technology Group Limited executive director Steven Apedaile said the Almasi Rotary Engine was a significant evolutionary step forward in the development of low fuel consumption and low emissions engines which had overcome the limitations of traditional rotary engines.

Mr Apedaile said under the agreement, ATG and ARE Engines will assess the performance of the Technology using a four stroke prototype engine developed and engineered at ATG's specialist manufacturing and testing facility in Perth, Western Australia.

Under the terms of the agreement, the Almasi Rotary Engine is required to meet a minimum 30 per cent fuel saving and 30 per cent emissions reductions over a standard combustion engine while maintaining an equivalent power output.

"The global pressure to produce low emission engines that save on fuel consumption while maintaining power is only going to increase in the years ahead, which is the driving philosophy behind ATG's Sprintex supercharging technology," Mr Apedaile said. "If our prototype of the Almasi Rotary Engine meets expectations then rapid commercialisation is a real possibility."

Mr Apedaile said the Federal Government's recently announced plans to create a $2billion Green Car Innovation Fund might provide an opportunity for the commercialisation of the Almasi Rotary Engine to be fast-tracked if the performance targets were reached.

Key revolutionary benefits of the Almasi Rotary Engine to be evaluated include:

- Minimum 30% decrease in fuel consumption
- Minimum 30% decrease in emissions, including CO2
- No decrease in power output
- Elimination of the crankshaft
- Superior lubrication system and minimal friction to the cylinder
- Superior cooling mechanism
- Simple design and cost efficient manufacturing

Dr Mansour Almasi, inventor of the Almasi Rotary Engine and chairman of ARE, said the world's vehicle manufacturers were looking for ways to leap frog their competitors when it came to producing the most advanced low fuel-low emission engine.

"The fuel consumption and CO2/CO emission targets imposed by international authorities and established by each and every car manufacturing company are tight, aggressive and perhaps too optimistic in relation to their existing technology."

"The great potential of the Almasi Rotary Engine is that it may provide the solution to vehicle manufacturers trying to meet very stringent emissions and fuel consumption reduction targets."

 

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