About American Plasma Energy Group
Exclusive US Licensee, Manufacturer and Distributor
of the Plasma Igniter System
APEG is a diversified company that operates in three primary segments: APE Brands (Consumer Aftermarket), APEG Military Ignition (Military Applications), and American Fleet Ignition (Fleet and Commercial Vehicles). APEG manufactures and distributes the revolutionary Plasma Ingiter Ignition System in the United States through these three segments under exclusive license.
Plasma Igniter has developed the patented Coaxial Cavity Resonator Ignition System (CCRIS), a compact, dual signal next generation ignition system. The heart of the system, the Quarter Wave Coaxial Cavity Resonator (QWCCR), is a novel use of a microwave plasma source as a spark plug replacement. Testing demonstrates that the CCRIS is superior in igniting conventional lean fuel/air mixtures and particularly effective in igniting alternative fuels. The CCRIS is effective as a low-energy ignition source at high compression ratios, creates lower levels of controlled emissions and, most importantly, provides on-board diagnostic capabilities for realtime ignition and combustion modifications.
Testing demonstrates that the CCRIS is superior in igniting conventional lean fuel/air mixtures and particularly effective in igniting alternative fuels. The CCRIS is effective as a low-energy ignition source at high compression ratios, creates lower levels of controlled emissions and, most importantly, provides on-board diagnostic capabilities for realtime ignition and combustion modifications..
The Plasma Igniter technology and its various patents were developed over the last decade by various groups at West Virginia University led by Dr. James E. Smith (Former 2009 President of SAE International). The technology is proven and tested against other potential ignition technologies—beating them hands down. Research testing is complete and final implementation engine testing phase is underway. Plasma Igniter, LLC holds/controls all PI technology rights and is now interacting with industry players to sublicense it for manufacturing and expeditious market introduction. All tests conducted at West Virginia University's CAFEE labs.
The Plasma Igniter Benefits Include:
Creates historically impossible vehicle/fuel efficiencies, in part by interacting effectively with today’s onboard computer diagnostics and affording real-time in-cylinder measurements. More efficient combustion of fuel, allowing for leaner burn and more complete combustion. Allows use of leaner fuel-air ratios and a variety of gaseous multi-fuel mixtures, and allows the ignition of problematic, multi-fuel mixtures and gaseous fuels.
Exceeds Standards —
Enables manufactures to immediately far exceed existing and forthcoming compliance standards (CAFÉ and other emission and fuel-efficiency standards).
Lower Temperature Combustion Initiation—
Results in reduction of complex NOx and SOx emissions.
Lower Emissions —
Reduces the need for catalytic converters, eliminates some emission elements altogether, reduces CO2 emissions, and allows much-improved environmental stewardship.
Works with Natural Gas —
CCRIS is ideally suited for engines fueled by natural gas.
Lower Fuel Needs —
Permits smaller gas tanks, lighter cars, and other design-choice improvements.
Quickly Implemented / Readily Adopted —
Advanced energy technology with geopolitical, economic, and environmental ramifications, but that allows continued use of existing internal combustion engine systems, features and designs (with minor adaptation). This “plug and play” characteristic makes the CCRIS an easy option for upgrading existing engines in stationary and mobile applications.
Major Breakthrough —
Represents a game-changing breakthrough for internal combustion engines that dramatically extends fossil-fuel supplies and reduces the cost of their production and use.
100-year-old spark plug
Today's ignition systems are centered on the spark plug—
the long-standing “go to” source to ignite most combustion engines. The problem with spark plugs is this: it is 100-year-old technology that’s reached the end of its effective life cycle. Even the best of today's plugs are not able to meet upcoming emission standards, they waste fuel, and they offer little hope of significantly increased vehicle/fuel efficiency.
Board of Advisors
Chief Executive OfficerFirst Energy.
Major General (Retired)United States Air Force
Chief Executive OfficerRidge Global
Captain (Retired)United States Navy
Major General (Retired)United States Army
Senior Vice President)Impartner
Member Joint Chiefs, General (Retired)United States Army
DirectorCenter for Industrial Research
PartnerErnst & Young
Managing PartnerSentinel Strategic Partners
Chief Executive OfficerThe Ferchill Group
Chief Executive OfficerLinsalata Capital Partners
Chief Economist and Media ContributorHeritage Foundation - Fox News / CNN
Hon. Thomas Ridge
Secretary of Homeland SecurityGovernor of Pennsylvania
John W. Saxon
Chief Executive OfficerdihBOWELS
Partner & Chairman of Energy PracticeBenesch Freidlander
Advisory Board Chairman
APEG GroupManaging Director
Director of Communications
President & CEOMilitary, Fleet, Energy Division
Chief Operating OfficerSenior Vice President Fleets
Director of Government and Community AffairsMilitary, Fleet, Energy Division
Chief Marketing OfficerSenior Vice President Military
President & CEOConsumer Products Division