Gas engines

Gas engines
are engines transforming the chemical energy of gas fuel into useful (mechanical, chemical, thermal) energy.
The first internal combustion engine in which illumination gas was used as a motor fuel was designed by the French inventor Etienne Lenoir in 1860.
Since 1915 compressed natural gas has been used in vehicles in addition to illumination gas.
Gas engines vary greatly in operating processes and design.

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