A consortium of companies developing new homogenous charge compression ignition (HCCI) engine technology reportedly plans to have an HCCI engine in production in 2007. The HCCI technology blends the efficiency of diesel-like compression ignition with the lower emissions typical of gasoline engines. The HCCI system requires sophisticated temperature control of the compressed, homogenous air/fuel mixture and auto ignition timing. (See related story: California CO2 Law Puts Heat on Engine ...

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