Start-up's engine is under starter's orders

Excell, Jon
January 2005
Engineer (00137758);1/14/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7666, p9
The article reports that an internal combustion (IC) engine, said to be 30 per cent more efficient than conventional reciprocating engines, is under development by London technology start-up Lontra. The company has recently received �75,000 from the DTI to develop its so-called "Lindsey Engine," based on an original concept worked on at Southampton University in Southampton, England, by Lontra founder Steve Lindsey. While the current patent status means that the company is tightlipped over technical details, business development director Simon Hombersley said that the invention is based on an entirely new geometry for an IC engine and is essentially a rotary engine concept.


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