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:

Vehicle/Fuel Efficiencies

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.


The Problem:
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


Stanton Anderson

Senior Counsel President

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Anthony Alexander

Chief Executive Officer

First Energy.

James Arbogast

Senior Vice President

GoJo Corporation

David Bossie

Chief Executive Officer

Citizens Unitede

Pat Condon

Major General (Retired)

United States Air Force

Tom Hissong

Managing Partner

Delta Consulting

John Kahl

Chief Executive Officer

Shurtech Brands

Steve Kohler

Chief Executive Officer

Ridge Global

Dale Lumme

Captain (Retired)

United States Navy

John MacDonald

Major General (Retired)

United States Army

Brad Pace

Senior Vice President)

Impartner

Dennis Reimer

Member Joint Chiefs, General (Retired)

United States Army

James Smith

Director

Center for Industrial Research

William Titera

Partner

Ernst & Young

Lindsey Williams-Drath

Managing Partner

Sentinel Strategic Partners

Ronald Leirvik

Chief Executive Officer

Moen Brands

Corey Lewandowsky

Chief Executive Officer

Lewandowsky Group

Frank Linsalata

Chief Executive Officer

Linsalata Capital Partners

Steven Moore

Chief Economist and Media Contributor

Heritage Foundation – Fox News / CNN

Jack Peak

Executive Vice President

Area Wide Protective

Hon. Thomas Ridge

Secretary of Homeland Security

Governor of Pennsylvania

John W. Saxon

Chief Executive Officer

dihBOWELS

Michael Snyder

Partner & Chairman of Energy Practice

Benesch Freidlander

Sharlene Hawkes

President

RMS Productions

Doug Benns

Advisory Board Chairman


Management


John Ferchill

Chairman of the Board

APEG Group

CEO & Managing Director

Bob Ellsworth

Director of Communications

Sam Johnson

President & CEO

Military, Fleet, Energy Division

Patrick Mangin

Chief Operating Officer

Senior Vice President Fleets

Matt Palumbo

Director of Government and Community Affairs

Military, Fleet, Energy Division

Theodore Reich

Chief Marketing Officer

Senior Vice President Military

President & CEO

Consumer Products Division