Advanced Manufacturing Media is a leading source for news and in-depth technical information about advanced manufacturing in North America. If San Diego-based Achates Power is ahead of its time now, it was completely revolutionary when it was founded in 2004 by James U. Lemke, former physics professor and founder of Spin Physics Inc. The company designs green internal combustion engines for passenger and commercial vehicles, and for military, marine, and stationary use. Achates Power’s success in designing high efficiency, low cost engines has resulted in working relationships with nearly every passenger and commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturer in the industry. The engines meet emissions standards such as EPA 2010, Euro 6, and Tier3/LEV 3. In addition to various industry awards, Achates Power was awarded $9 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s ARPA-E program to create their new gasoline compression ignition opposed-piston engine. This innovative compression ignition engine design is a result of a partnership with Argonne National Laboratory and Delphi Technologies. The 2.7-liter gasoline engine will be used in full-sized pickup trucks and boasts 37 miles pe...