Libertine Uses Software Control to Optimize Engine Combustion

Replacing crankshafts with software control optimizes combustion events for cleaner, more efficient engines.


On this week’s episode of OEM Industry Update we speak with Sam Cockerill, CEO of Libertine FPE. The company is developing opposed free-piston engine technology which replaces crankshafts with software control. This enables every combustion event to be optimized through the use of real-time compression ratio control.

This enables engines to be cleaner and more efficient, says Cockerill. It also allows the use of renewable fuels like ethanol and methanol which require more nuanced compression ratios. 

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