BLOOMFIELD-A developer of advanced multi-fuel-capable rotary combustion engine technology, LiquidPiston, Inc, received $3 million from the U.S. Army.
The money is part of the Rapid Innovation Fund award, and will be used to develop an innovative uultra-portable 2kW diesel Compact Artillery Power System.
The project team is lead by LiquidPiston and also includes HDT Expeditionary Systems-a leading supplier of expeditionary military equipment including generators sets, and General Atomics-a leading developer of military technology including battery and energy systems.
“This marks a shift from research towards a product and a first real commercial application. We also are happy to be working with partners. Developing the technology is one thing, developing the business unfortunately is an almost equal aspect. You can’t develop the technology without developing the business. It’s really hard to start an engine company from scratch. Our model is to work with partners. We bring technology development and innovations. What we find in partners like HFT and General Atomics is the proven capability to deliver systems to end users, sales, manufacturing and distribution. We leverage each others’ strengths,” said Dr. Alexander Shkolnik founder and CEO of LiquidPiston.
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