Solving Our Global Transportation Energy Needs
For more than 150 years, the world has relied on fossil fuels as the primary source for generating energy. And over that time it has located, extracted, and consumed enormous quantities of such fuels. But as we all know, the Earth's reserves of coal, oil, and natural gas are limited…and non-renewable.
In fact, at current levels of usage, estimates only give us about 40 more years of oil production before we run out entirely. Furthermore, most people are surprised to learn that Transportation, alone, makes up 63% of the world’s total oil consumption…and a full 25% of all forms of global energy consumption.
However, the underlying problem is not with the preservation of fossil fuels; rather, it’s that mankind wastes an enormous amount of the energy it generates. Frankly, it’s incredible that-- over the past 100 years--the efficiency of the Internal-Combustion-Engine (ICE) has been improved by only a few paltry percentage points, and that--to-date--from each liter (or gallon) of gasoline, we only convert about 25% of it into energy (it’s 30% from diesel)…while the rest escapes into the air as wasted heat (and pollution).
— Crude oil and petroleum products exports from US in Milion Barrels per day
Here are some of the challenging issues that need to be faced…
- When will people really be willing to put up with an annoying ‘start /stop’ button that stops the engine every time it’s just idling?
- How long will it be before mankind will introduce a truly functional electric car…one that —in a single charge— will operate as long as a modern diesel engine, and will maintain all of the power & luxury features that we all have in our current cars?
- Or picture a Hydrogen-powered car…with the hydrogen canister located right behind your back. For most people, that conjures up the image of a giant ‘mushroom cloud’ forming over the site of your next minor accident.
- And just imagine how long it would take for solar panels—or compressed air—to generate the energy needed to pass a truck…or to wait in a 4-hour traffic jam or snow storm.
- Hybrid vehicles may represent the future, but current hybrids simply use a combination of classic ICE--with an inefficient generator—along with an electric motor. While this may well mean slightly less gas-consumption and pollution…in practical terms, such vehicles are only suitable for those people who don’t use their cars very often…or go very far.
- It should also be noted that—even in the event of a global recovery--each alternative fuel will still require drastic changes in the world’s energy grid, and an entirely new global infrastructure.
- And lastly, the fact is that all of these alternative forms of energy for Transportation are in their infancy…and yet we still need to come up with some serious solutions right away!
Given all of these facts, why hasn’t someone come up with a solution to dramatically improve the efficiency of the existing basic Internal-Combustion-Engine…which still accounts for a full 96% of all vehicles used in transportation?
We already have a reliable & functional global infrastructure for that…so, in the short term, all we really need is a way to make the ICE do the following 4 additional things:
1. Run on Less Fuel;
2. Minimize Wasted Heat Loss;
3. Expel Fewer Pollutants; and
4. Operate at a Lower Overall Cost.
Well, we’ve done it.
RTU’s patented new technology is a unique combination of a Modified Combustion Process, a Super Low-Friction Material, and our own Engine Management Computer Software System (EMCS)…that together generates an unprecedented improvement in all four of these goals—less fuel consumption (much better mileage); less wasted energy (up to 70% greater engine efficiency); less pollution (dramatically exceeding current emissions standards); and lower overall operating costs—all while actually increasing engine power & performance (in both gasoline & diesel engines).
While we are developing our own engines (using this advanced new technology) for use in new vehicles of all kinds —including cars, trucks, boats, and planes— we now have the existing capability to retrofit existing Internal-Combustion-Engines in vehicle fleets…for all kinds of clients: from small construction firms to multinational companies, and from global NGOs to government entities around the world.