Cox Powertrain enters into a Cooperative Research & Development Agreement with the US Coast Guard
The US Coast Guard and British diesel engine innovator Cox Powertrain have recently entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA). The CRADA will evaluate the advantages, disadvantages, required technology enhancements, performance, costs and other issues associated with diesel outboard engine technology. Tests will start with Cox providing and installing two of their diesel outboard engines onto a selected Coast Guard boat platform.
Interest in cleaner diesel alternatives is on the increase since NATO has introduced its single fuel policy. Military and naval forces of member countries are looking for more environmentally acceptable alternatives to petrol-fuelled engines which have lower fuel consumption and subsequently increased vessel range for more complex and time-consuming mission.
Mewburn Ellis partner Stephen Carter works with Cox Powertrain in relation to the building and defending of their European and international patent portfolio.
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