Plasma Ignition Technologies enable Ultra Lean Burn Combustion and new engine operational methods which:

Dramatically reduce fuel consumption – in some instances nearly in half

Reduce exhaust emissions – NOx and CO

Improve power

Improve acceleration

Improve cold start capability without fuel enrichment

Improve combustion pressure profiles in many applications

Burn multiple types of fuels

Provide detonation resistant combustion


The applications include, but are not limited to:


Industrial low speed natural gas fueled legacy engines

Industrial high speed natural gas fueled reciprocating engines

Automotive engines

Spark ignited diesel engines – thick fuel

Gas turbines


The centerpiece technology is the Dynamic Spark Ignition which enables engines to operate more efficiently by reducing operating temperatures through robust ignition of very lean fuel mixtures.

CTS provides engine performance solutions by using skunk works* methodology to accomplish impossible tasks, in an impossible time period, at an impossible budget. CTS develops bleeding edge methods and technologies for internal combustion engine advancement while providing leading edge solutions to their customers.


* A skunk works project is a project developed by a small and loosely structured group of people who research and develop a project primarily for the sake of radical innovation.[1] The terms originated with Lockheed's World War II Skunk Works project.

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Best Available Control Technologies

Best Available Control Technologies
Natural Gas Pipeline Engine Technologies. Low speed, high speed, legacy 2 & 4 cycle engines.

Dynamic Spark Ignition

Dynamic Spark Ignition
The DSI produces a long duration plasma discharge at the gap of a conventional spark plug.

100 mpg technologies

100 mpg technologies
DSI is at the heart of improved fuel economy for automotive appications