The DyneGen engine and engine management system and overall vision is clearly ahead of the competition.

Several BIG manufacturers dominate the large engine market in the fossil fuel world but have no significant development invested in clean running, alternative fuel, spark ignited, large displacement product. It is estimated that DyneGen has a one to two year advantage over these big players. The DyneGen engine has proven more efficient than conventional internal combustion engines (ICE). All evaluations of the technology, thus far, show development and cost leadership. We have a significant lead built-in versus the conventional technologies and we recognize that there is a compelling need to accelerate deployment to gain market advantage.

Natural gas runs on a compression ratio of ~11:1 but is most efficient at 13.5:1. Ammonia works exactly the same way with one important difference: the engine has to be very warm. Ammonia will not burn at 9:1 without a flame propellant which is why certain other inventors built a dual fuel engine designed to run on ammonia - with a little gasoline injected all the time. DyneGen has created a bi-fuel engine designed to get warm on one fuel and then switch over to another fuel while still in operation. It has a compression ratio that is ideal for both fuels.

Not every block and cylinder head can run at 13.5:1. Many engines will destroy themselves, over time, at that compression ratio. If a turbo is added, life expectancy could be even shorter. Burning natural gas (the hottest of all alternative fuels) efficiently is the key to our success since only a very few can compete. Knowing that both natural gas and ammonia operate best in this space, DyneGen takes the advantage over nearly every other engine in prototype or development - we know this because of the proven strength of the block and heads. Diesel engines can handle the characteristics noted here but they have many efficiency issues, especially when attempting to run on low BTU (alternative) fuels. Push rod engines, like the one developed by DyneGen, are far more efficient and can handle the same performance characteristics as the diesel engines. This is a key competitive advantage.

When the engine is configured to burn hydrogen, the compression ratio must be different. There are no significant suppliers in the hydrogen engine market at the moment although that is expected to change over the next few years as the demand for clean fuels continues to increase. DyneGen has experience (via one of its business partners) in building the blocks for hydrogen engines that are supplied to a systems integrator. In addition, all of the necessary technology has been identified as well as the engineering talent to complete the engine development. DyneGen will have hydrogen engines tested and fielded within 5 months of funding, putting the brand well ahead of the other competitors.

 

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