Ricardo and Clean Air Power to collaborate on development of dual-fuel truck engine for SE Asian market
Clean Air Power announced the award of a funded concept development agreement with a global truck manufacturer, under which it will work with Ricardo to develop a dual-fuel engine for a South East Asian Market.
The purpose of the development program is to utilize Clean Air Power’s Dual-Fuel combustion technology to deliver an advanced dual-fuel engine that not only achieves its emissions objective but also reduces the extent of emissions after-treatment required by the base diesel engine.
Subject to a successful concept phase, expected to last six months, the agreement will then enter a second stage to bring the advanced dual-fuel engine to start of production.
In late 2013 Ricardo and Clean Air Power announced that they had entered into an agreement for the development of the dual fuel engine business, aiming to strengthen the offering to clients of both companies. Bringing together Ricardo’s system integration expertise with CAP’s dual-fuel technology of compression ignited diesel engines that use natural gas with diesel pilot ignition, the new development program is the first major contract to arise from the collaboration between the two companies.