Securing "Series B" funding from two prominent investors represents a major advance in the global commercialization of the opoc™ technology.
TROY, Michigan, July 12, 2010 -- EcoMotors International CEO Don Runkle announced today that the Company has secured substantial Series B funding – sufficient to complete engineering and testing of the opoc™ engine.
TROY, Mich., May 17, 2010-- EcoMotors International CEO Don Runkle announced today that Zhongding Holding (Group) Co., Ltd. has signed a letter of intent to fund further development of EcoMotors innovative opoc® engine technology.
Exceeds 500 Hours of Successful Testing of High-Efficiency opoc™ Engines
EcoMotors International CEO Don Runkle announced today the company’s commitment to helping automakers meet – and exceed – the just-announced 2016 Federal Fuel Economy Standards for light vehicles. This announcement coincides with EcoMotors’ passing the milestone this week of over 500 hours of successful dynamometer testing of the revolutionary OPOC™ engine.
In early March, EcoMotors was in the news on both sides of the country – at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C., and the Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics conference in Santa Barbara, Calif.
The EcoMotors OPOC™ engine was showcased in late February at Heli Expo 2010 in Houston, Texas – a major annual international helicopter trade show. The OPOC™ engine was featured in the exhibit of Eurocopter, the world’s largest helicopter manufacturer.
An Industry Leader, Don Runkle Brings Decades of Experience to Pursuit of Clean and Efficient Propulsion Systems
TROY, Mich., September 14, 2009 – EcoMotors International announced today it has named seasoned industry executive Donald L. Runkle as its CEO.
In a joint announcement with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), and EcoMotors, Governor Jennifer Granholm heralded EcoMotors and their plans to begin development of the next generation of diesel engines. Highlights from the press release are included below and the full text is available at the official state of Michigan website.
This development in turbocharger technology incorporates an electric motor into the turbo assembly. In essence, it provides a supercharger, driven by the electric motor, as an adjunct to the exhaust-driven turbocharger. Boost pressure can be created by the electric motor, the turbocharger, or both. The ect™ effectively eliminates turbo lag because the electric motor provides much faster turbine response, and also provides boost when there is low energy from the exhaust flow. The motor is actuated by an electronic controller, which can be integrated with the engine control unit. When it is being spun by the turbocharger, the electric motor acts as generator, producing electricity.