Two-stroke engine

The East Midlands Development Agency (emda) is to provid Cougar Red with a £46,000 Grant for Research and Development (GRD) to develop a two-stroke engine.

The company specialises in the design and manufacture of parts for road and racing motorcycles and aims to produce clean, two stroke internal engines, which have the capacity to run on petrol and bio-fuels.

The proposed end product, the bio max quick switch engine, will be able to operate on either petrol or 100% biofuel which allows greater flexibility by being able to simply switch from one fuel to the other.

Cougar Red is also working closer with Energy Efficiency in Motorsport, which is providing expert advice and information as the engine is developed. It is anticipated that the first prototype engine will be available in eighteen months.