A new internal combustion engine produces almost no harmful emissions
The world is increasingly moving away from the use of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, but some companies are aiming to repurpose proven technology to enable it to live in harmony with the demands of climate change.
One example comes from Astron Aerospace, which unveiled the Omega 1, an engine designed to breathe new life into internal combustion amid ever-decreasing fossil fuel consumption, according to a report of Motor1.com.
The Omega 1 was designed to run on several different fuels, and its creators claim it can run while producing very low emissions. On his websiteAstron Aerospace claims the Omega 1 produces “extremely low to zero harmful emissions”, and is the “ultimate range extender”.
The company says it has a working prototype of its engine and will release more information in the not too distant future. Meanwhile, he revealed that, just like a Wankel engine, the Omega 1 does not feature an offset crankshaft, eccentric shaft or reciprocating pistons. However, unlike Wankel engines, the Omega 1 comes with a pre-chamber, connected to a pair of chambers, which separates the cold intake air from the exhaust gases, eliminating the problem of exhaust gas overlap. ‘exhaust.
The world’s first active linear power transfer motor
According to Astron Aerospace, it all makes the Omega 1 the world’s first motor with active linear power transfer. “When the Omega 1 engine is running,” the company says on its website, “all power is transferred through the single rotating power shaft.” The company also claims that the Omega 1 does not require rotary joints due to tight tolerances and revs so high there is not enough time for air to leak.
Astron Aerospace says the Omega 1″will change the world for the better by delivering a new engine that’s smaller and more powerful while using far less fuel. The company says its new creation will “produce significantly less greenhouse gases, while improving torque and horsepower in [an] incredibly small package.”
A standard Omega 1 motor weighs only 35 lbs (16 kg) and produces 160 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. The company says its innovative motor design also allows multiple motors to be stacked together, increasing power. Although this design is not likely to prevent the continued push towards electrification – Canada and Norway, for example, recently announced bans on ICE vehicles – it may well help internal combustion technology, which is so reliable for over a century, sticking around. just a little longer.