12/2017 Service and meeting tour through Asia
Our last service and meeting tour this year led us in November/December to China, Malaysia and Thailand. Beside some service work we already discussed new projects for 2018. These projects will focus mostly on waste vegetable oil handling and using in our engine applications, ECU projects and hybrid applications. Last one will merge liquid and gaseous fuels in our engine applications. One of the highlights was meeting people from educational projects while servicing their exhibition truck. Looking forward to see you all again in 2018!
12/2017 Suzuki kits are online now
People asked often about it, now we got them online: our conversion kits for the most popular models of the Suzuki brand. This include well known model like Samurai or Vitara, but even very new cars like SX4 or Wago R+. Please check it out here. Let us know if you can't find your model, we will do our best to help.
10/2017 Our Central and North America customer tour
Time is flying and so we were happy to make our 2017 Central and North America tour happen in October. We enjoyed seeing plenty of well known customers and their conversions (some of them since 15 years in operation), sharing knowledge, presenting our latest products and test results, and discussing future potential of SVO/WVO technology. We talked about markets in the SVO/WVO business and explained advantages of new diesel technology for SVO/WVO use. There was only one weak point: not enough time :-( So I promised to join next time even more the West coast again. See you all again in 2018!
08/2017 Future of SVO/WVO engines
Due to an ongoing discussion about electric cars and other transport options we collected some data to compare these different options. We won't discredit with this comparison any of these options. Rather, we want to point out the need of a real energy mix. We are convinced that each of these options may have a good position in future days. Just to count one of them as the only solution is like running in the trap of the fossil energy supporters. This game to compare one by one is well known since years. It let always the alternative energies lose. For more information please check the document made by Mr. Guenter Elsbett on our server: Comparison Passenger Car Drives
08/2017 Comparison Passenger Car Drives
06/2017 Southeast Asian customer tour
As every year we got our 2017-Southeast-Asian customer tour this year again in May/June and we met different groups and enterprises in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. It helped us to get closer contact to different interested people and gave us a better understanding about local applications and customer demands. Traditionally this trip included a couple of meetings, presentations and workshops. Meetings got organized by our local partners or enterprises. On that way we continued our more than 25 years partnerships in that region. We presented this time even our new multi fuel concepts which includes beside different new and used vegetable oils - bio-methane.
03/2017 30 years Jatrotha oil technology
30 years ago we finished our first Jatropha projects in cooperation with the GTZ on Cape Verde. Originally these projects were made to support local farmers and to protect agriculture from erosion and other damages. The collected nuts grow on fences around the fields were processed to oil. This oil was used for local machinery driven by ELSBETT engines and for some production of soap. Unfortunately many of these projects were captured by huge agricultural enterprises to produce Jatropha based biofuel on mega plantations for the entire world. Most of these projects failed by well known reasons and people got lost again with their local problems. During the last 7-10 years we invested a lot to get these projects back to the original idea and suitable size to make them profitable for the local people. We still believe that the technology still sustainable and may be a key to develop rural areas in Africa, Asia and Latin America by supplying them with local made fuel for their machinery.
01/2017 more Jeep models online now!
The release of the Single tank conversion kits for some Jeep model gave us motivation to renew our complete Jeep chapter in our online-shop. You may find there now more than 16 models and much more sub-models. The kits cover popular models like Grand Cherokee, Liberty or Patriot. All kits are released for new and waste vegetable oils which will meet our standards. Depending from the engine technology there are single and 2-tank-kits available. People who already got a conversion of their Jeep may have a look even for interesting upgrades.