The opportunity for natural gas engines is based on the fact that current offerings do not achieve the performance of diesel engines on the market today and therefore are not  as widely used where better performance is required.

Also, the compelling thing about Natural Gas is that the infrastructure is already in place. The only thing needed is a compressor. The price of compressed natural gas (CNG) varies from state to state, but a report from the Department of Energy took the average fuel prices from across the country and found CNG to be half the price of diesel fuel.  The Energy Information Administration, in its Annual Energy Outlook 2009, estimates that natural gas demand in the United States could be 24.36 Tcf by the year 2030. That is an increase of six percent over 2007 demand levels, as compared to an expected total energy consumption increase (from all sources) of 12 percent (from 101.89 quadrillion British thermal units to 113.56 by 2030 ). The EIA predicts an annual demand increase of 0.5 percent over the next 21 years and it is important to note that this steady climb in demand for natural gas could increase as climate change legislation grows demand for low-carbon fuels such as clean natural gas.

The DyneGen Natural Gas Solution

The opportunity for natural gas engines is based on the fact that current offerings do not achieve the performance of diesel engines on the market today and therefore are not  as widely used where better performance is required. This custom engine product family consists of two configurations: 1.1 is built to burn natural gas and/or ammonia and will range in size from 7.5 liters to 12 liters.  Engine 1.2 is 12 liters and built to burn a LBTUF, specifically, hydrogen in this case.

Differences between the 1.1 and the 1.2 include the compression ratio, displacement, and fuel maps for the controller.

 

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