Hino Motors and Scuderi Group sign consortium development agreement

Scuderi announces Hino Motors has joined the Scuderi Split-Cycle Engine Consortium, a cooperative research group for the development of the Scuderi Split-Cycle engine technology.

Scuderi Group Inc., developers of the SCUDERI Split-Cycle Engine, announce that Hino Motors Ltd. has officially signed as a Participant in its Scuderi Split-Cycle (SSC) Engine Consortium. The SSC Engine Consortium is a cooperative research group of participants engaged in the development of pre-competitive SSC engine technology.

The mission of the SSC Engine Consortium is to develop and demonstrate SSC technology, complete with compressed air energy storage (CAES) capability, for both stationary and mobile applications. As a participant, Hino will become an active member of the consortium’s Project Advisory Committee, which will guide the specific research tasks undertaken by the consortium.  

The current objectives of the consortium are to build a 150 to 250 kilowatt SSC diesel research engine with air hybrid capability for mobile applications, as well as a 30 kilowatt SSC natural gas research generator with CAES capability for stationary applications. The consortium work is planned to be conducted primarily at Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, TX. The consortium work is scheduled to be completed within a two-year period.

“We are very excited to form a partnership with Hino Motors and look forward to working with their world-class engineering team,” says Deryk Langlais, Director of Asian Operations for Scuderi Group. “We appreciate what a great opportunity this is for Scuderi Group and the advancement of split-cycle thermodynamics.”

The Scuderi Engine’s Split-Cycle design separates the compression stroke from the combustion/power stroke to potentially achieve world-class efficiency levels without compromising power. In addition, many advanced features are currently being developed, including a compressed air energy storage capability that can be used as an air-hybrid for mobile applications and energy storage for electric power generation.