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Performance Is A Byproduct Of Simplicity

Enginuity Basics

Enginuity’s modular family of opposed-piston engines offer scalable and lightweight performance previously unavailable in the small-to-midsize engine market. Our engines are available in sizes from 250 cc to 6 liters, and in various cylinder counts depending on a manufacturers needs. In addition, Enginuity engines are mirror-balanced, allowing them to operate with near-zero vibration across all RPM ranges. But most importantly, Enginuity engines cut particulate emissions by 30% when compared to conventional engines, making them the greenest power available.

Enginuity Basics

Enginuity’s modular family of opposed-piston engines offer scalable and lightweight performance previously unavailable in the small-to-midsize engine market. Our engines are available in sizes from 250 cc to 6 liters, and in various cylinder counts depending on a manufacturers needs. In addition, Enginuity engines are mirror-balanced, allowing them to operate with near-zero vibration across all RPM ranges. But most importantly, Enginuity engines cut particulate emissions by 30% when compared to conventional engines, making them the greenest power available.

Enginuity Basics Facts

How Enginuity Does It

The key to Enginuity’s high efficiency lies in the adiabatic interface created between the two opposing pistons.  The reduction in thermal loss through what would have been the engines ‘cylinder head’ means that more fuel is converted to power instead of being lost as heat.  Since the reduction in thermal loss is approximately 30% Enginuity’s engine will always be approximately 30% more efficient than a old fashioned block-and-head engine of similar displacement.

Emissions Made Simple

Obviously, when you reduce the amount of fuel that you put into an engine you automatically reduce the amount of emissions created by the engine.  The 30% reduction in fuel inputs our architecture makes possible translates exactly into a 30% reduction in particulate emissions.  This single fact makes Enginuity’s engines a natural choice for consumers are manufacturers who are interested in producing power with the smallest possible carbon footprint.

Next Level Green

In an exciting new project, Enginuity is now working with the Gas Technology institute and the Department of Energy on developing a hybrid system where photovoltaics create hydrogen to supplement the natural gas as the primary source of energy.  Using hydrogen as a supplemental energy storage system, or chemical battery, puts Enginuity on the forefront of green power production.  A target injection rate of hydrogen at 5% to 15% means that we will be reducing natural gas consumption by a corresponding amount. When added to our baseline efficiency increases hydrogen injection has the potential to make our engines 35% to 50% more efficient than a conventional engine.

Still Making Our Engine Better

Enginuity has developed and patented an adjustable compression ratio (ACR) method which is far less complicated than those currently on the market for manufacturers like Nissan.  Leveraging the simplicity of our engine design our engineers have built an adjustable compression ratio system which only requires two simple mechanisms to adjust the engine’s compression-ratio across an almost infinite spectrum of ratios. For the military, this means that a single engine can run on anything from alcohol to diesel fuel, effortlessly cycling between different compression ratios as conditions require.  This tremendous advance also means that passenger cars will get better fuel economy than was previously possible.  The automobile manufacturing industry considers 15% to the efficiency increase possible with adjustable compression ratio, if you take that 15% and add to to our already outstanding 35% to 50% efficiency improvements, is axiomatic that we have the ability to reach an efficiency improvement 50% to 65%.

This Next Bit Is Really Important

Most importantly, we have accomplished all of these goals by making the engine’s mechanical operation simpler, because if you can’t make engines substantially better while manufacturing them for substantially less, how ingenious are you?

As If All That Wasn’t Enough

Enginuity’s unique engine architecture offers advantages over and above efficiency as well.  Enginuity’s family of engines are ‘mirror balanced’.  In other words, whatever is happening on one side of the engine, the exact same thing is happening on the other side at the exact same time, in the exact opposite direction.  This means that inertial forces generated by rotating mass are canceled-out without the need for balance shafts or other inertial dampening devices.  Obviously, the fewer components you have spinning, the less energy is required to spin them. So there is a corresponding uptick in efficiency, but the biggest operational advantage is that our engines simply do not vibrate.

Why Is Low Vibration Important?

Just imagine being able to put your hand on an engine and being unable to tell if it was running or not: We can do that. In the industry there are many applications where power is needed, but vibration must be absent, like in the field of Combined Heat and Power Systems.  In conventional Combined Heat and Power Systems the engine and the tanks must be kept separated because the engine’s vibration would quickly shake the tank to pieces. Having multiple components complicates the design and installation of the units, increasing costs.  Because of our vibration free operation, we can combine the engine and the tank while still estimating a 20-year lifespan for our unit.

Enginuity Basics Facts

How Enginuity Does It

The key to Enginuity’s high efficiency lies in the adiabatic interface created between the two opposing pistons.  The reduction in thermal loss through what would have been the engines ‘cylinder head’ means that more fuel is converted to power instead of being lost as heat.  Since the reduction in thermal loss is approximately 30% Enginuity’s engine will always be approximately 30% more efficient than a old fashioned block-and-head engine of similar displacement.

Emissions Made Simple

Obviously, when you reduce the amount of fuel that you put into an engine you automatically reduce the amount of emissions created by the engine.  The 30% reduction in fuel inputs our architecture makes possible translates exactly into a 30% reduction in particulate emissions.  This single fact makes Enginuity’s engines a natural choice for consumers are manufacturers who are interested in producing power with the smallest possible carbon footprint.

Next Level Green

In an exciting new project, Enginuity is now working with the Gas Technology institute and the Department of Energy on developing a hybrid system where photovoltaics create hydrogen to supplement the natural gas as the primary source of energy.  Using hydrogen as a supplemental energy storage system, or chemical battery, puts Enginuity on the forefront of green power production.  A target injection rate of hydrogen at 5% to 15% means that we will be reducing natural gas consumption by a corresponding amount. When added to our baseline efficiency increases hydrogen injection has the potential to make our engines 35% to 50% more efficient than a conventional engine.

Still Making Our Engine Better

Enginuity has developed and patented an adjustable compression ratio (ACR) method which is far less complicated than those currently on the market for manufacturers like Nissan.  Leveraging the simplicity of our engine design our engineers have built an adjustable compression ratio system which only requires two simple mechanisms to adjust the engine’s compression-ratio across an almost infinite spectrum of ratios. For the military, this means that a single engine can run on anything from alcohol to diesel fuel, effortlessly cycling between different compression ratios as conditions require.  This tremendous advance also means that passenger cars will get better fuel economy than was previously possible.  The automobile manufacturing industry considers 15% to the efficiency increase possible with adjustable compression ratio, if you take that 15% and add to to our already outstanding 35% to 50% efficiency improvements, is axiomatic that we have the ability to reach an efficiency improvement 50% to 65%.

This Next Bit Is Really Important

Most importantly, we have accomplished all of these goals by making the engine’s mechanical operation simpler, because if you can’t make engines substantially better while manufacturing them for substantially less, how ingenious are you?

As If All That Wasn’t Enough

Enginuity’s unique engine architecture offers advantages over and above efficiency as well.  Enginuity’s family of engines are ‘mirror balanced’.  In other words, whatever is happening on one side of the engine, the exact same thing is happening on the other side at the exact same time, in the exact opposite direction.  This means that inertial forces generated by rotating mass are canceled-out without the need for balance shafts or other inertial dampening devices.  Obviously, the fewer components you have spinning, the less energy is required to spin them. So there is a corresponding uptick in efficiency, but the biggest operational advantage is that our engines simply do not vibrate.

Why Is Low Vibration Important?

Just imagine being able to put your hand on an engine and being unable to tell if it was running or not: We can do that. In the industry there are many applications where power is needed, but vibration must be absent, like in the field of Combined Heat and Power Systems.  In conventional Combined Heat and Power Systems the engine and the tanks must be kept separated because the engine’s vibration would quickly shake the tank to pieces. Having multiple components complicates the design and installation of the units, increasing costs.  Because of our vibration free operation, we can combine the engine and the tank while still estimating a 20-year lifespan for our unit.

Overview

All of these advances mean that the team at Enginuity has patented, developed, and built a family of new engines and systems which make what was  previously impossible in power production, possible.  It is one thing to improve engines in the usual fashion by adding complexity; Enginuity has taken the more difficult route of improving a mature technology by making it simpler.  The team at Enginuity is justifiably proud of their accomplishments we all look forward to working with manufacturing partners to bring our exciting new engines and systems onto the market.

Overview

All of these advances mean that the team at Enginuity has patented, developed, and built a family of new engines and systems which make what was  previously impossible in power production, possible.  It is one thing to improve engines in the usual fashion by adding complexity; Enginuity has taken the more difficult route of improving a mature technology by making it simpler.  The team at Enginuity is justifiably proud of their accomplishments we all look forward to working with manufacturing partners to bring our exciting new engines and systems onto the market.

One Engine, Many Fuels:

Gasoline

Natural Gas

Propane

Diesel

Kerosene

JP8 (Military Diesel)

An All-New Engine Design That Gives You:

Minimal Vibration

Ultra-Quiet At Operating Speed

+/- 27.2% Improvement In Fuel Efficiency

Reduced Parts Content

Simplicity Improving Durability

Lower Manufacturing Costs

Reduces Engine Size

Greater Power Density

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