Dr. Douglas Baker
has developed a new thermodynamic compression ignition engine cycle which
extracts power from fuel more efficiently and much cleaner. Most of the
new engine technology today is focused on improving fuel economy and emissions
through advanced fuel injection systems and control schemes. Dr. Baker’s
Nextier technology is a more fundamental breakthrough that is patent pending
in the U.S. and internationally. Independent compression ratios, peak-cycle
turbulence generation and late-cycle oxygen enrichment strategies are
just a few of the advanced features our technology has to offer. Additional
patents are being pursued in some of these areas.
Key Advantages of
the REVOLATION™ Engine are:
- Significantly improved
fuel economy—up to 40% over that of gasoline engines, and 20%
over current diesel engines
- Engine responsiveness
comparable to spark-ignited engines – 2-3.5 times wider range
in engine speed over current diesels; reduced turbo-lag and component
- Significantly reduced
emissions—at least a 20% reduction in NOx and soot compared to
diesels of today
- Significantly improved
power to weight and power to volume ratios over current diesel engines
(typical is 4-5 times increase in output horsepower for the same displacement
volumes and system weight)
- Multi fuel compatibility
- Lower manufacturing
costs – modular design with off the shelf components
- Lower cooling load
– reduced heat signature and space requirement for cooling system
REVOLATION™ utilizes many engine parts that are widely available today.
It provides the engine designer with more ways to control and tune the engine
to improve emissions and fuel economy beyond that of conventional gasoline
and diesel engines. The market needs for an improved diesel engine are:
- Current diesel
technology cannot meet new U.S. and worldwide emissions regulations.
Current EPA clean air regulations have been upheld by the U.S. Supreme
Court. They effect every category of diesel engines including on-road,
off-road, marine, stationary and mobile.
- Diesel technology
is heavily penetrated into the European Market and is struggling to
meet more stringent European clean-air emission standards.
are struggling to meet current U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (C.A.F.E.)
standards and are under pressure to meet new higher standards.
- U.S. military
has mandated that all combat-theatre equipment use heavy fuel propulsion.
They need high–power density engines ( > 1 hp/lb ) that are
compact, with a low heat signature. Some applications need diesel engines
that are man-portable. There are currently no engines available to meet
all of these requirement .
The need is
clear, and the answer is the REVOLATION™.