Hino Motors and Scuderi Group Sign Consortium Development Agreement
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Jan. 15, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Scuderi Group, Inc.,
developers of the SCUDERI™ Split-Cycle Engine, today announced that Hino
Motors, Ltd. has officially signed as a Participant in its Scuderi Split-Cycle
(SSC) Engine Consortium. The SSC Engine Consortium is a cooperative research
group of participants engaged in the development of pre-competitive SSC engine
The mission of the SSC Engine Consortium is to develop and demonstrate SSC
technology, complete with compressed air energy storage (CAES) capability, for
both stationary and mobile applications. As a participant, Hino will become
an active member of the consortium's Project Advisory Committee, which will
guide the specific research tasks undertaken by the consortium.
The current objectives of the consortium are to build a 150 to 250 kilowatt
SSC diesel research engine with air hybrid capability for mobile applications,
as well as a 30 kilowatt SSC natural gas research generator with CAES
capability for stationary applications. The Consortium work is planned to be
conducted primarily at Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas.
The Consortium work is scheduled to be completed within a two year period.
"We are very excited to form a partnership with Hino Motors and look forward
to working with their world-class engineering team," said Deryk Langlais,
Director of Asian Operations for Scuderi Group. "We appreciate what a great
opportunity this is for Scuderi Group and the advancement of split-cycle
The Scuderi Engine's Split-Cycle design separates the compression stroke from
the combustion/power stroke to potentially achieve world-class efficiency
levels without compromising power. In addition, many advanced features are
currently being developed, including a compressed air energy storage
capability that can be used as an air-hybrid for mobile applications and
energy storage for electric power generation.
For further information, please visit online at www.ScuderiGroup.com.
About Scuderi Group
Scuderi Group, Inc., is an engine development company that has advanced the
design of the internal combustion engine through its split-cycle engine
technology known as the SCUDERI™ Engine. Through its Engine Development and
Power Generation/Energy Storage engineering efforts, the company has
discovered new ways that split-cycle thermodynamics can increase fuel
efficiency and reduce emissions beyond what conventional engines achieve
today. Additionally, the Scuderi Engine provides the manufacturability and
power density required by the world's largest engine manufacturers without the
use of exotic parts or changes to the conventional engine block. Scuderi
Group holds a patent portfolio that contains more than 500 patents filed and
over 200 patents issued worldwide. Scuderi Group is headquartered in West
Springfield, Mass., USA, with offices in Frankfurt, Germany and Nagoya, Japan.
For more information, visit www.ScuderiGroup.com.
About Hino Motors, Ltd.
Hino Motors, Ltd. is a leading global manufacturer of diesel trucks, buses,
and other vehicles. Based in Hino, Tokyo, Japan, the company is a constituent
of the Nikkei 225 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and is a Toyota Group company.
For more information, visit http://www.hino-global.com .
SOURCE Scuderi Group, Inc.
Contact: Bill Wrinn, Scuderi Group, 978-559-1970, Bill@ScuderiGroup.com
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