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Rotary engine maker looks for clean-tech traction
Written by Gizmo   
Sunday, 31 December 2006 13:12

Read the full story at CNET:

"John Robertson has spent more than a decade perfecting an engine his boosters claim could mark the death of the piston. He will know soon whether it was time well spent.

Robertson's Reg Technologies is building a lightweight, clean-burning new engine technology capable of running on fuels ranging from diesel to hydrogen.

The engine is an offshoot of the rotary design, which replaces the reciprocating motion of the piston with a single rotor that moves around an oval chamber. The design is significantly smaller and more lightweight than a typical piston engine, giving it more push per pound. And because it has fewer moving parts (13, compared with 40 on a piston) and operates in a smooth motion, advocates claim it causes less strain and vibration and is therefore easier to maintain and repair."

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