SuperTurbo Technologies and Linamar Corporation have entered into an exclusive agreement to bring the SuperTurbo, a “transformational technology”, to market. The SuperTurbo improves the efficiency of diesel, hydrogen, and natural gas internal combustion engines, while significantly reducing harmful emissions. McLaren Engineering, a division of Linamar, will produce prototype units for durability testing. Upon successful completion of testing, under the terms of the exclusive agreement, Linamar will manufacture and test SuperTurbos for the global market.
SuperTurbo is a mechanically driven turbocharger that provides on-demand boost to internal combustion engines, providing the ability to precisely control and balance boost pressure and air-fuel ratio. It supports 7.5L to 16L internal combustion engines for highway and construction applications, where increasingly strict emission and CO2 regulations require advanced air management systems. SuperTurbo Technologies said leading global engine OEMs continue to demonstrate strong interest in the SuperTurbo as a key component of their next-generation engine architectures to enable compliance with China 7, Euro 7 and California Air Resource Board/EPA 2024/2027 emissions requirements.
SuperTurbo CEO, Mark Herbst, said the partnership brings the company a step closer to commercialising a technology that can significantly reduce emissions, increase engine performance, and lower fuel costs relative to competing engine boosting technologies. “Linamar is a world-class manufacturing enterprise and an ideal partner for our company as it progresses into the critically important stage of delivering a commercial-ready product to market. We look forward to leveraging Linamar’s vast global resources to manufacture and launch new products globally,” said Herbst.
Linamar CEO, Linda Hasenfratz, said the company is looking forward to the partnership. “We are excited to partner with SuperTurbo to produce prototypes for durability testing of their revolutionary product that significantly reduces emissions of hydrogen, diesel and natural gas internal combustion engines while achieving higher levels of productivity and lowering total cost of ownership for the on-highway and off-highway commercial vehicle market. We consider SuperTurbo a leader in bringing this technology to market which will have a positive impact on our environment,” said Hasenfratz.
In addition to the Linamar partnership, SuperTurbo recently announced it had completed a collaboration with AVL List to investigate carbon and emissions reduction possibilities of hydrogen internal combustion engines (H2ICE). Focusing specifically on commercial vehicle applications, the SuperTurbo demonstrated the ability to optimise the lambda to lower engine out NOx to less than 1-2 g/kWh over the majority of the engine operating range, increasing efficiency by up to four per cent while maintaining rapid, diesel-like transients.