Tour Engine to present at DEER Conference in Detroit

For the second year in a row, Dr. Oded Tour, CEO of Tour Engine, will present at the 17th Directions in Energy-Efficiency and Emissions Research (DEER) Conference in Detroit on October 3-6, 2011.

The title of Dr. Oded Tour’s presentation per the DEER agenda will be as follows: Splitting the Cycle the Right Way: An Inherently Ultra-efficient, Low Emissions IC Engine.

For more than a decade, the DEER Conference has been the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) primary mechanism for the public exchange of state-of-the-art advanced combustion engine research and development (R&D); and Tour Engine will be there with good reason, because every gallon saved in fuel consumption is a green event.

That is where I come in as correspondent for Torque News. Having covered engine technologies, I have been invited by Dr. Tour to meet with him for another private interview, but this time face to face.

Fact is, I have conversed with Dr. Tour about two or three times over the phone. Just recently he gave me three hours of his time with a presentation that often goes to venture capitalists, explaining in great detail the design and efficiencies of the Tour engine that bears the name of his father, Hugo Tour of Israel.

First, Tour Engine is both a company and a split cycle-cycle engine design that separates the cold side from the hot side. Furthermore, it has a unique arrangement as being the only split-cycle with opposed pistons; and there is a rational reason as to why - maximum thermal efficiency.

After I finished the 3-hour review of his design, it became clear to me that Tour intends to become the most thermally-efficient, internal-combustion engine on the planet; my words, not his. After all, it’s not everyday that I get a private tutor of the caliber of Dr. Tour.


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