Ricardo spin-off produces cryogenic engine


Ricardo, UK-based global strategic engineering and environmental consultancy that specialises in the transport, energy and scarce resources sectors, has formed spin-out company Dolphin N2 Ltd, to exploit potentially game-changing liquid nitrogen (LN2) engine technology.

The Ricardo CryoPower concept uses new engine technology which aims to substantially increase the fuel efficiency while reducing operating costs and CO2 emissions, for long haul trucks and other heavy-duty applications.

The technology has been the subject of active R&D by Ricardo for approximately 10 years and has demonstrated the potential to reduce operating fuel costs and fuel usage by, respectively, 20 and 30% in comparison with today’s heavy-duty engines

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