Startup MWI Micro Wave Ignition AG of Germany is developing a potential replacement for spark plugs: microwave pulse ignition. The company claims that its ignition system can be used in both gasoline and diesel engines, reducing fuel consumption by as much as 30 percent.
Additionally, lower combustion temperatures are said to reduce nitrous oxide emissions—normally caused by high combustion temperatures—by as much as 80 percent. MWI even says that engines don’t need to be redesigned to accommodate the technology, which can be retrofitted to existing production engines.
Read the article at The Drive.