The natural gas technology company Energtek Inc. has introduced a three-wheel vehicle with a two-stroke engine that has been converted to run on natural gas. Over the next year, Energtek will convert thousands of similar small vehicles with two-stroke engines for identical conversions as part of the company's commercial project in the Philippines.
The converted vehicle is a Yamaha RS100T motorcycle with a locally produced sidecar. The vehicle is now operating on natural gas utilizing Energtek's absorbed natural gas technology. Two-stroke engines powered by gasoline are cheap, but they release significantly more hazardous emissions than four-stroke engines. Many governments, such as the Philippines, are attempting to limit or ban two-stroke engines powered by gasoline. The conversion to natural gas may solve the problem.
Two new technologies from Stratasys, created in partnership with Boeing, Ford, and Siemens, will bring accurate, repeatable manufacturing of very large thermoplastic end products, and much bigger composite parts, onto the factory floor for industries including automotive and aerospace.
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