The key to making an internal combustion engine run cleanly and efficiently is the proper delivery of fuel and air. While this sounds simple, it appears as though we are still learning what the "proper way" actually is. However, thanks to a recent breakthrough made by Transonic Combustion Inc., we seem to be moving in the right direction.
While much of the information is still being withheld due to patent processing, it is known that the new fuel injection system will be able to make a diesel engine operate very efficiently on gasoline in the immediate future, as well as ultra-clean biodiesel down the road.
The secret behind the technology is the combustion time. Sure, combustion normally happens in the blink of an eye (faster actually), but the key to making clean power is fast combustion. By decreasing the amount of time it takes for the air/fuel mix to fully burn, and increasing the temperature it is burning at, more power can be drawn from less fuel. The increase in combustion temperature will also produce fewer emissions as compared to the engine we are currently running.
The most impressive part of this new technology is that it will require little or no change to the vehicles currently being produced. The entire system can be adopted for use in nearly any vehicle across a wide range of applications. Of course, some will be produce better results than others, but we will take any bump in fuel economy we can get.
Testing is still being conducted, with no official timeline established. Transonic Combustion Inc.