PARIS -- Internal combustion engineers are developing spark-less gasoline engines in an effort to reduce emissions and increase mileage. Compression auto-ignition (CAI) is not new, but for the first time it was the subject of a recent international conference held at the headquarters of the French Petroleum Institute (IFP) in suburban Paris that attracted 240 people. CAI and a related process for diesel engines, homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI), produce less nitrides of ...

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