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Iran Heavy Diesel Engine Mfg. Co. Developing V-12 Natural Gas/Diesel Engine

PressTV. Iran Heavy Diesel Engine Mfg. Co.(DESA) is designing a V-12 engine that will run on a blend of 80% natural gas and 20% diesel.

DESA was established four years ago to design, develop and manufacture medium-duty diesel engines for automotive, industrial and power generation applications. It unveiled its first diesel—the Model D87—on 24 July.

However, the 800 kW (1,072 hp) dual-fuel version will have great environmental advantages. The V-12 dual-fuel engine is a derivation of the D87 family, which is made up of four engines ranging from 500 kW (671 hp) to 1,250 kW (1,676 hp)...There are plans to expand the range to 16 and 20 cylinders, with outputs of up to 2,000 kW (2,682 hp).

The state railways company has already ordered 35 of these engines for use in locomotives, with deliveries due to begin in October 2010.


Henry Gibson

Diesel engines have been designed to run on even lower percentages of diesel, perhaps in Australia. It is a very good idea for trains as they can even pull many tank cars at low expense compared to automobiles. A combined diesel natural gas automobile is not hard to make either. ..HG..


Iran has enough natural gas to run their whole country for 200 years, there is no need for nuclear power plants. If you read some of the comments from Iranian born people, you will see the issue is their "right" to develop nuclear power. No one is going to tell them what to do is the prevailing attitude.

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