PALO ALTO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—August 27, 2007— Based on its recent analysis of engine technologies, Frost & Sullivan is proud to present Scuderi Group LLC with the 2007 Frost & Sullivan North American Technology Innovation Award in the field of engine technologies.
This Award recognizes the innovative Scuderi split cycle engine,
which uses a large number of conventional parts, but with a different
design, has the potential to achieve better performance than
While engine technology has improved over the years, the basic
design is still the same as a hundred years ago. What has changed is
the engineering that goes into the modern engine and the advances in
metallurgical sciences that have contributed to engines running longer
The Scuderi split cycle engine keeps the conventional four-stroke
cycle and the components that make up a normal engine with some
modifications. Its design splits the cycle into two physically
distinct areas, which each handle two strokes of the four-stroke
cycle. The use of conventional components would considerably lower the
entry cost for manufacturers hoping to gain from this new design.
"The split-cycle design of the Scuderi engine provides greater
design flexibility than a conventional engine," notes Frost & Sullivan
Research Analyst Sivam Sabesan. "For example, supercharging the power
cylinder can be accomplished internally simply by increasing the
diameter of the compression cylinder. The split cycle design is also
supposed to improve fuel efficiency by 15 to 30 percent and reduce
nitrous oxides (NOx) emissions by 50 to 80 percent."
Moreover, the existing concept has been further extended to air
hybrid technology. The revision takes advantage of the fact that the
cycle is split to store energy as compressed air.
Adding a small storage tank to hold compressed air and valves to
control the flow would enable the split cycle engine to temporarily
store energy that would be otherwise lost during braking. It might be
possible to recover energy from the exhaust cycle with the whole
design being applicable for both gasoline and diesel engines.
"Being honored with such a prestigious award from such a
world-renowned growth consulting company is very clear validation that
the Scuderi Air-Hybrid Engine is poised to positively change the
automotive world," said Sal Scuderi, president of the Scuderi Group.
"We are committed to bringing this technology to market so that the
world's auto makers can deliver the most fuel-efficient,
environmentally-friendly internal combustion engine being developed
The Scuderi Group has already been granted over ten patents by the
patent offices in the United States, Taiwan, China, and South Korea.
The company also has an extensive patent portfolio with a number of
patents pending in 45 countries. It invests extensively in research
pertaining to the split cycle engine and is aggressively building up
its patent portfolio.
"The company has employed a judicious mixture of good engineering
with manufacturability, an issue that has been the bane of most
unconventional designs in the last century," says Sabesan. "The focus
on platform technology, something that can be used with all internal
combustion engines, also points to a clear focus by the company on
addressing the problems at a very broad level."
Recognizing the Scuderi Group's platform design and its potential
to change the face of engine technology, Frost & Sullivan is pleased
to award the Scuderi Group the 2007 Technology Innovation Award in the
field of engine technologies.
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About Scuderi Group LLC
Based in West Springfield, Mass., The Scuderi Group is an engine
development company focused on improving the performance of the
internal combustion engine. The revolutionary Scuderi Engine
Technology is the most significant improvement in engine performance
in decades and can be applied to any internal combustion engine
including gasoline, diesel, bio-diesel, and natural gas. The Scuderi
Engine, along with its Air-Hybrid feature, is expected to almost
double vehicle mileage and reduce toxic emissions by as much as 80
percent. Besides improving efficiency and reducing emissions, the
Scuderi Air-Hybrid Technology also improves power and performance at a
cost that is thousands of dollars below the current hybrid systems.
The Scuderi Technology is patented worldwide with six patents issued
and several pending in over 45 countries. For more information call
413-439-0343 or visit on the Web at www.scuderigroup.com; or
participate in the discussion at www.airhybridblog.com.
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