CNG One Source, Inc., a Pennsylvania corporation specialising in Compressed Natural Gas technologies and service, has developed new fuel system technology for CNG engines and for a variety of other fuels. The company is now preparing to test the advancements in the field.
In 2014, CNG One Source partnered with Penn State University for advanced fuel system design. The university completed work on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) studies. In 2015, CNG One Source received provisional patent status for the technology, and has successfully prototyped the system. Field testing is the next step towards commercialisation.
The new engine technology will be available for dedicated CNG/LNG natural gas engines as well as dual-fuel diesel and CNG and bi-fuel gasoline and CNG. Preliminary studies have shown reduced emissions through all engine regimes as well as lowered engine temperatures.
CNG One Source states that this multi-fuel technology will substantially lower costs of engine conversions for fleet owners. In addition to the provisional patent, the company owns existing patents for converting diesel engines to run on natural gas.
(Source: CNG One Source)