The future of motorcycle combustion engines is being looked at by a group of researchers, and the results are very exciting.
The researchers say their work, led by researchers from the University of Rochester, is a new way to design and produce fuel cell electric motor engines, which will allow them to generate a new class of motorcycle fuel.
In the future, this could lead to electric bikes powered by liquid oxygen or other liquid fuels, instead of gasoline or diesel.
These batteries would also be able to store a significant amount of energy, the researchers say.
“The fuel cell is one of the most exciting ideas in the world of fuel cells, because it opens up a whole new way of thinking about what we can do with gasoline engines,” said co-author Chris Jones, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University at Buffalo.
“We are talking about a new type of engine that is powered by a liquid.”
“What we’ve done is really put together a framework, a theory of how to do this,” said John Vavrides, a member of the University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
“This is the first time anyone has looked at a fuel cell, and they have done it with the goal of being able to do it in a relatively simple way, with very little technology.”
The team has designed a fuel cells that run on water.
Instead of the usual combustion engine that uses the fuel’s carbon dioxide and hydrogen, the new engine uses water to drive the spark.
When the fuel is injected into the engine, the water in the fuel cell heats the air in the cylinder, which then drives the spark plug to the engine’s ignition circuit.
That spark causes the engine to start, but the fuel does not actually run.
Instead, the spark is driven by a small electric motor.
“When the fuel in the combustion engine is heated up, it will ignite the fuel, but it’s not going to ignite the spark,” said Vavpides.
“It’s just going to burn water.
That’s why the spark will ignite.”
The scientists say the fuel cells also use a gas, which they say makes them lighter and cheaper than a combustion engine.
But the researchers are looking at a number of other factors that could make these fuel cells more competitive than traditional gasoline or even diesel engines.
The fuel cells would use much less energy than traditional combustion engines, they could be able go longer between runs, and that the fuel can be stored in the system longer than traditional fuel cells.
The research is being funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation.
The work was funded by a grant from the UB Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies and the University, Buffalo.
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