Volume 04 | 2018
You're Invited:OP Engine Symposium 2018
Achates Power Announces Leadership Changes
Company’s deep bench of talent highlighted by new roles for four executives

Achates Power, Inc. , the leading developer of opposed-piston internal combustion engines, today announced changes within their leadership team. Effective September 1, the following changes have been made:

  • John Koszewnik, chief technical officer since 2011, has retired and will remain a board member
  • Fabien Redon has been promoted to executive vice president and chief technical officer
  • Jerome Paye is now serving executive vice president and chief operating officer
  • Larry Fromm is executive vice president and chief commercial officer
  • CJ Kalebjian has been appointed vice president of development
  • Dan Hancock is joining the board of directors, replacing Frank Macher who is retiring.

Achates Power and Cummins develop leap-ahead capability for the US Army Ground Combat Fleet 
John Major, Vice President, Government Relations and Military Liaison

A joint development team from Achates Power and Cummins Corporate Research and Technology has been running at full throttle for over a year to develop an opposed-piston Advanced Combat Engine (ACE) for the U.S. Army. The engine is part the US Army’s 30-year strategy to modernize tactical and combat vehicles.

After several years of technology demonstrations and an intense competition, the Army kicked off the path to production by selecting the Achates Power / Cummins team last summer. This $47.4 million contract through the National Advanced Mobility Consortium propels the 1000 HP 4-cylinder ACE variant to Technology Readiness Level 6, which will make it suitable for in-vehicle and real-world testing.

In March, our single-cylinder test asset passed an aggressive 80-hour durability test; and, the Army displayed a scale model of the engine at the Association of the United States Army’s Global Force Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Alabama.

Saudi Aramco turns to tech to power future of oil
Aramco’s research centers are also developing a gasoline engine that uses diesel-like compression technology. In parallel, it is working with a US company called Achates Power on turning gasoline combustion engines into marine-like long stroke engines, Al-Khowaiter said. 

MAHLE develops new generation of thermally insulating piston coatings
A new generation of MAHLE piston coatings is being developed with the purpose of increasing efficiency and minimizing emissions. These coatings are intended to guide and reduce the heat entering the pistons.

California meets with federal regulators over fuel-economy rollback
Trump administration officials met with California regulators Wednesday to discuss the EPA and NHTSA's proposal to freeze fuel economy and emissions standards from 2020 through 2026.

Continued Testing, Cleaner Fuel Proposed for Diesel Engines
The trucking industry has come a long way over the past 30 years, one industry executive said. He noted it would take 60 trucks with 2010 engines — which were the first to drastically slash discharges of particulate matter and nitrogen oxide — to equal the emissions of one truck from 1988.

U.S. Automakers Reaffirm Commitment to Diesel Technology
Today, American automotive executives reaffirmed their commitment to Diesel technology, as new statistics about the future of the U.S. automotive Diesel market came to light. 

Thunder Creek Expands Multi-Tank Diesel Hauling Platform
Thunder Creek Equipment has expanded its multi-tank platform of diesel fuel hauling solutions to include a new medium-duty truck body — the multi-tank Upfit — that can haul bulk diesel on the road without requiring a CDL or HAZMAT endorsement.

We are excited to keep Achates Power colleagues and friends up to date. If you have any questions or comments, please email  info@achatespower.com
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