The world is at an energy turning point - demanding clean, efficient and climate-neutral power. The entire energy sector is working to improve performance at price points enabling rapid, widespread adoption. The graphics on this site work most effectively in Chrome, Firefox and Safari browsers.

Examining the options for responding to the acute climate and environmental concerns of our day – manufacturers, consumers and investors are asking…

What if the world had a truly new engine – smaller, lighter, more powerful, more efficient and cleaner than any engine to date, fully scalable and producible in high volumes at low cost?

Lumenium proudly introduces its

New World IDAR (Inverse Displacement Asymmetrical Rotational) Engine

  • A critical element of the path to a realistic net zero carbon future
  • The ideal power source for hybrid electric power systems
  • Adaptable to newly developing carbon-neutral fuels AND hydrogen combustion

IDAR’s architecture derives from a patented interaction of convex and concave shapes. Neither piston nor rotary based, Lumenium’s advanced technology IDAR Engine is simple, durable and cost-effective to manufacture, and signals a transformation in engine technology that is ripe for accelerated implementation in a climate-challenged world.

The IDAR Engine produces work performance at a power density well beyond that of existing engines in a dramatically smaller, lighter and more efficient package.

IDAR fully burns all injected fuel with low temperature combustion that naturally reduces harmful emissions – especially NOx in compression ignition diesel engines – and minimizes complex and costly after-treatment systems.

Lumenium’s advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling shows the IDAR Engine to be highly adaptable to clean and carbon-neutral fuels, including hydrogen.

IDAR is ideally suited – by size, shape, and power density – to hybrid electric platforms and planned multi-source power generation systems.

IDAR can be scaled dimensionally by diameter or width in a single power module of varying displacements…

Or by stacking power module “slices” to create an engine family of varying displacements, simplifying maintenance, spare parts availability and repairs. Power module slices may be combined to achieve displacements from 250cc to 11 liters, and from 5 horsepower to 750 horsepower.

IDAR has less than half the parts count, and can be manufactured at less than half the cost of conventional piston engines, allowing the world a pathway to hasten the transition to cleaner power through accelerated retirement of existing engine technology.

IDAR is in accelerated pre-production development today, working with various Original Equipment Manufacturers for initial licensing and production over the next few years. Lumenium is fabricating its own parts, as well as assembling and testing IDAR Engines in its Fredericksburg, Virginia engine lab facility.

Even now, Lumenium is working with leaders in the field of 3D metal printing, taking advantage of the latest advances in additive printing technology to ensure that the IDAR Engine will be largely printable by the time of commercial production.

The IDAR engine adapts to a wide range of applications, including generators, automobiles, trucks, off-road construction, forestry and agricultural equipment, as well as watercraft, aircraft and drones.

Supplementing our considerable internal capabilities, Lumenium maintains strong and active working relationships with renowned independent engine design firms and advanced simulation experts, as well as with a celebrated national laboratory.

Lumenium also has entered into a formal joint development relationship with one of the world’s largest engine OEMs, and is in active discussions with an international automobile manufacturer as well as a Fortune 100 manufacturer of construction and agricultural equipment, all with a view toward developing entire families of IDAR engines for a wide range of applications.

The Lumenium Team

William R. Anderson
CEO, Board of Managers and Executive Committee
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Yakir M. Lubowsky
Managing Director - Strategy & Legal, Board of Managers and Executive Committee
William Lukaczyk
Director of Engineering and Chief Engineer
Peter B. Schwartz
Board of Managers and Executive Committee
Sudhakar Das
Director of Simulation & Combustion Analysis
Lester L. Turner, Jr.
Technical Advisory Board, Retired President of Kenworth of Tennesee
Joseph B. Wooldridge
Board of Managers
Leonard J. Loventhal
Board of Managers
Allen O. Kinzer
Technical Advisory Board, Retired President, BMW Manufacturing Corporation
Paul H. Plahn
Technical Advisory Board, Retired Vice President of Advanced Systems Design, Cummins, Inc.
John H. Stang
Technical Advisory Board, Retired Director of Advanced Product Development, Cummins Power Generation, Inc.
Uri Shuchet
Technical Advisory Board, Retired President, Marvin Land Systems
Michael J. Brien
Technical Advisory Board, Retired Global Head of IT Sourcing, BP America, Inc.
Karl Schneider
Technical Advisory Board, Retired Head of Purcahsing & Supplier Systems, Fiat-Chrysler America
Mark C. Cherry
Technical Advisory Board, Vice President & General Manager of Vertical Lift, The Boeing Company

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