Busting Convention With The Combustion Engine

Do you ever try to envision a world where all the cars are electric – quiet, clean and carbon-neutral? Sounds great, but the truth is that the shift to a fossil-free fleet of vehicles on this planet is likely to be a slow cumbersome process that unfolds over several decades. In the meantime, however, there are some bright, inventive minds trying to ease the pain associated with the dirty, carbon-intensive status quo.

This week on Sea Change Radio, host Alex Wise speaks to two men whose start-up companies are reworking the old-fashioned combustion engine into cleaner, greener machines – a seemingly simple solution whose time should have come long ago. First, we hear from David Johnson, the CEO of Achates Power, whose new version of the diesel engine promises to significantly upgrade transport and hauling. Then, Alex talks to Ron Hoge, whose company, Pinnacle Engines, is building car motors that are more efficient but can be dropped right into existing automotive assembly-lines with minimal modifications. This week on Sea Change Radio, a practical interim solution to the carbon-free utopia we all dream of.

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2 Responses to “Busting Convention With The Combustion Engine”

  1. Alex, that was a great show – nice job! It was a great pleasure to do the show and thanks again for the invitation. I look forward to hearing the feedback from your listeners and to a chance to follow-up. Let me know if you are in San Diego and would like a tour. Would be my pleasure.

  2. J Ball says:

    Loved the show… a message of HOPE when we need some good news!

    Would like you to follow up with whomever it is that is looking at making synfuels from the excess carbon we are generating in our rush to the brink.

    Thnx for the great information