China's largest internal-combustion
locomotive manufacturer, CSR Ziyang has signed a contract with China's Ministry of Commerce to produce two internal-combustion
passenger locomotives and spare parts for Turkmenistan in 2013, and is the only firm to do so, said CSR.
The vans use both a traditional gasoline-powered internal-combustion
engine and a battery-powered electric motor.
Scuderi says its design is able to achieve compression cylinder pressures equal to that of a conventional internal-combustion
engine during the combustion cycle, thus creating large amounts of turbulence for improved atomization of the fuel/air mix.
The fuel cell, which chemically converts hydrogen to electricity (with water as a byproduct), has the potential to eventually replace the internal-combustion
engine, because its far more than just the best environmental choice.
The new microturbine system is cleaner, more compact, and simpler to operate than the internal-combustion
engines, officials said.
Forklift buyers have long had to make a fundamental choice between internal-combustion
and electric models.
Gasoline automobiles (and the internal-combustion
engine which burns gasoline) took over the auto industry for three primary reasons: (1) in 1901, vast oil reserves were discovered in Texas; (2) in 1912, a viable electric starter for gasoline engines was introduced; and (3) Henry Ford decided to mass-produce gasoline-burning cars.
The coming of the internal-combustion
engine, especially the Otto four-stroke engine (see 1876), offered a much better hope.
CSR noted that CSR Ziyang, China's largest internal-combustion
locomotive manufacturer, is the only company to entered into a contract with China's Ministry of Commerce for the production of two internal-combustion
passenger locomotives and spare parts for Turkmenistan in 2013.
Among other things, we need to agree on standards for the production of environmentally friendly, low cost and easily deliverable hydrogen; gas stations have to be turned incrementally into hydrogen stations; reliability standards must be established and cost goals met for fuel-cell battery replacements; and fuel-vehicles must become affordable, with a range, reliability and cold-starting performance that exceeds their internal-combustion
BAT shares are up nearly 400 percent in 1998, gaining on news that the company has developed a technology that lets a modified internal-combustion
engine propel a standard-size car at least 80 miles on a single gallon of fuel.
If such an internal-combustion
engine were developed, it would be much smaller than a steam engine and so much more readily set into motion.