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BEI’s proprietary 24 Opposed-Piston Turbo Diesel Engine/APU has successfully demonstrated cold start, low idle, high idle and incremental loads nearing the target power output.  See it run at With a target of 20kW output, this technology has widespread potential due to its small size, flexible footprint, power-to-weight ratio, low part count, and fuel efficiency.  The single cylinder engine also provides a low compression ratio with low heat rejection, variable boost, high speed, good cold starting and multi-fuel capabilities.  The Opposed-Piston Turbo Diesel Engine is based on traditional design coupled with advanced engine health management strategies.  Operating on the two-stroke cycle, the inwardly-opposed-piston engine offers reliability and efficiency of a breathe-easy piston port design.

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