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Creating the clean diesel engine

Creating the clean diesel engine

Creating the clean diesel engine

Ron Kukler has spent 30 years as a combustion engineer, before he had a specific need - he wanted a lightweight diesel engine for a high-speedboating application and available motors were too heavy, too noisy, too expensive, or vibrated too much, and they were all imported. So he decided to create his own.

The end-result may yet play a role in the history of the internal combustion engine as the two-stage injector has resulted in not only a 30% power increase and a 30% reduction in fuel consumption, it has reduced diesel emmissions by 97% and is capable of meeting both US and European 2008 emmission requirements. The entire system including the pressure pump is included in the injector itself, as it is self-energising, using the pressure in the combustion chamber for power.

The two stage injector offers additional benefits over existing diesel engines - it significantly reduces combustion noise and vibration too.

Ron recently became a joint winner of the Australian Design Awards' Invention of the Year Award 2003 for his invention - follow the links below for further information or contact Ron via email at

About the Author
Mike Hanlon After Editing or Managing over 50 print publications primarily in the role of a Magazine Doctor, Mike embraced the internet full-time in 1995 and became a "start-up all-rounder" – quite a few start-ups later, he founded Gizmag in 2002. Now he can write again.   All articles by Mike Hanlon
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