Employing technology developed in pharmaceutical aerosol delivery systems, Detroit-based Nostrum Motors plans fleet trials of a new, vastly more efficient fuel injector beginning later this year.
The company claims its new injector produces 20% better fuel economy for most gasoline- or diesel-fueled internal-combustion engines.
Nirmal Mulye, inventor and chairman of parent company Nostrum Pharmaceuticals, says the injector can be used in existing engines with conventional electronic controls.
His group also is working on a new 100 mpg (2.3 L/100 km) engine that could be on the road by the end of the decade. The new engine is cooled internally, allowing the radiator to be reduced in size or completely eliminated and lowering the amount of precious metals used in catalytic converters, Mulye says.