In line with the issues and opportunities just mentioned, KYRDYN® proposes a compression-ignited engine exhibiting an expected final efficiency increased by at least about 5 points as compared with a modern Diesel. Those versed in engine development will recognize this as a considerable break-throuh, as usual progresses in the field are rather counted in tenth of points.
The KYRDYN® engine suits implementation in trucks, buses ; agricultural, building and mining machinery ; ships, locomotives, generators ; etc.. Automotive use is technically possible and relevant as well, depending on the regulations regarding motor-cars powered by combustion engines, country by country.
Increasing the final efficiency by 5 points, i. e. from currently about 45 % to 50 % at the best point of operation of a truck engine, represents more than 10 % fuel savings. On a 38t long distance truck, currently burning 25-30 liters/100km (or yielding 8-10 mpg), such an increase represents a saving of at least 2.5 to 3 liters/100 km (about 1mpg), thus 12,500 to 15,000 liters after 500,000 km (3-4,000 gallons after 300,000 miles), so about 20-25,000 € savings (according to current fuel prices in western Europe) and…. 30-35 tons CO2 less in the atmosphere, wherever in the World.
Beyond fuel savings, a modern engine must meet or if possible exceed the emission standards in force, and more generally appear as exemplary in this respect. More specifically, it would be desirable to enhance the NOx elimination over currently available Diesels during the warming up phase and low load operation.