ABOUT US

Based in Bloomfield, CT, LiquidPiston develops compact, powerful, quiet, efficient, low-vibration, multi-fuel capable combustion engines that are scalable from 1HP to over 1000 HP.

IP PORTFOLIO

LiquidPiston has comprehensive patent coverage that includes the novel HEHC thermodynamic cycle, engines that embody the cycle, and enabling technologies.

FACILITIES

Located in Bloomfield, CT, in a 12000 sq. foot space, LiquidPiston maintains state-of-the-art laboratory facilities dedicated to developing and testing engines and supporting components. LiquidPiston has workstation computers with software for engineering and modeling engine systems, and has built two fully equipped dynamometer/test cells and laboratory test setups with instrumentation. LiquidPiston also has a machine shop with CNC machining and assembly capabilities.

HISTORY

Based in Bloomfield, CT, LiquidPiston develops compact, powerful, quiet, efficient, low-vibration, multi-fuel capable combustion engines that are scalable from 1HP to over 1000 HP.

2020+
1-2 NEW GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS

LPI is seeking non-dilutive government R&D funding and transition opportunities, working with the Army, Air Force, and Navy (ANTICIPATED).

2020+
2 FULL-FLEDGED DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS WITH PARTNERS

Final sprint toward a first product launch (ANTICIPATED).

2020
REGCF FUNDING

LiquidPiston officially closed a $1.07M Reg CF round. LiquidPiston met its funding goal in just 9 hours, making it one of the fastest Reg CF raises in history.

10/2019
FINALIST IN ARMY EXPEDITIONARY TECHNOLOGY SEARCH COMPETITION

Winner of $135K, and featured at AUSA.

10/2019
MAIDEN FLIGHT ON JET A FUEL

Demonstrated hybrid eVTOL capability on heavy fuel. 55 lb UAV.

2019
LAUNCHED 4 PAID FEASIBILITY PROJECTS

Adapting the X engine for specific customer applications. Potential to evolve into much bigger programs in the future.

7/2019
DELIVERY OF HYBRID JP8 GENERATOR TO US ARMY

$3M Rapid Innovation Fund Award; Delivered 2kW Hybrid Electric Generator, weighing 41 lbs, operating on heavy fuel. Undergoing field testing.

2019
35TH PATENT ISSUED (16 PENDING)

Expect filing of additional 2-5 patents in 2020.

1/2019
DEMO OF 40HP DIESEL X-4 ENGINE CORE

$6M DARPA Awards. Measured > 40 horsepower and > 34% efficiency (net indicated) from engine core. Pathway to > 1 hp / lb rotary diesel engine.

2016

Developing the power-dense, near-zero vibration, quiet X Mini, 70cc gasoline powered rotary four-stroke engine.

2012

Built working, firing 70 and 40 HP diesel engines, model “X,” that demonstrated the capability of engine architecture and thermodynamic cycle

2011

Invented and designed a new engine architecture, model “X,” that embodies the HEHC cycle

2010

Built firing 20 HP diesel engine prototype, and what may be the world’s first naturally-aspirated rotary diesel engine

2007

Received small business innovation research (SBIR) grant from Army
Received first venture funding. Key investors include: Northwater Capital and Adams Capital Management

2004

Awarded top three winner prize in MIT’s entrepreneurship business plan competition (now called the $100K entrepreneurship competition)

2003

Dr. Nikolay Shkolnik and Dr. Alexander Shkolnik invented the innovative HEHC thermodynamic cycle and initial engine designs that embody the cycle