Green Solutions

Knite’s employees, partners, investors and affiliates are all committed to reducing the harmful impacts that humanity can have on the environment.

Knite’s Kinetic Spark Ignition™ System (KSI™) produces a faster and more complete fuel burn, resulting in:

  • greater fuel efficiency and power,
  • reduced engine temperature,
  • reduction of emissions of hydrocarbons, oxides of nitrogen and carbon monoxide.
Hydrocarbons (unburned fuel vapor resulting from incomplete combustion) are a precursor to ground level ozone, a greenhouse gas and a serious air pollutant in many cities across the U.S. and in other countries. Hydrocarbons contain many toxic compounds that cause cancer and other adverse health effects.

Oxides of nitrogen form when fuel burns at high temperatures, as in motor vehicle engines. Oxides of nitrogen, reacting with hydrocarbons in sunlight, form ground-level ozone, a key component of smog. More than half of the air pollution by oxides of nitrogen in the U.S. is produced by mobile sources, such as automobiles.

Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that also results from incomplete combustion. The EPA estimates that as much as 95 percent of the carbon monoxide in typical U.S. cities comes from automobiles and other vehicles.

Currently, automobiles use catalytic converters to reduce some harmful emissions. These use expensive platinum as a catalyst. When the engine is started, before it warms up, the converter is largely ineffective for 30-60 seconds. The use of KSI ignition systems substantially reduces emissions during warm-up and allows the converter to use less platinum and in some cases may even allow for elimination of catalytic converter.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the European Environmental Agency are adopting new regulations requiring tighter emissions limits. Engine designers and manufacturers are challenged to meet these new standards, while maintaining performance and limiting additional costs.

KSI can be a vital part of this process.