Achates Power Recognized with Product Innovation Award
March 6, 2013—Frost & Sullivan recently named internal combustion engine developer Achates Power, Inc., as the recipient of the Frost & Sullivan 2013 North American New Product Innovation Award in the medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicle engine market.
Achates Power was recognized for its efforts to modernize the opposed-piston engine and develop a solution to future regulatory challenges, including the GHG Emissions Program for model year 2014-2018 commercial trucks.
"Our goal at Achates Power has always been to create a more economically and environmentally sustainable engine," said David Johnson, CEO of Achates Power. "We're honored to be recognized by Frost & Sullivan, which is known internationally for its comprehensive commercial vehicle research. This award further validates our work and corroborates the feedback we receive from our customers and supplier partners around the globe."
The Achates Power opposed-piston, two-stroke engine has demonstrated lower cycle average brake-specific fuel consumption, less than 0.1 percent fuel-specific oil consumption and has achieved brake thermal efficiency of 47.8 percent.
Achates Power will accept the award at a Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards ceremony to be held on March 12.