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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Opposed-Piston Opposed-Cylinder Engine
EPOC Engine Layout
EcoMotors International has developed the OPOC engine - opposed-piston opposed-cylinder engine.  This engine can run on a number of fuels and is lighter in weight and produces more power than a conventional engine.

The basic engine "unit" has 2 pistons per cylinder and multiple "units" can be coupled for a more powerful engine - or one or more "units" can be turned off at idle or during highway speeds.

" ... demonstrate, in 2010, the automobile industry's first 5-passenger car capable of 100 mpg on the EPA highway cycle."

" ... ground-breaking internal combustion engine ... eliminates the cylinder-head and valve-train components ... lighter, more efficient and economical, with lower exhaust emissions compared with conventional designs...."

Via:  EcoMotors International  LINK

1 comment:

  1. green guy,

    could you take a look at two "similar-technology" engines,

    the PatOP engine at http://www.pattakon.com/pattakonPatOP.htm

    and the OPRE engine at http://www.pattakon.com/pattakonOPRE.htm

    and then write down a couple of advantages of the OPOC engine over them?

    Manousos Pattakos