Libertine’s Linear Power Systems technology will be at the heart of Free Piston Research at one of Asia’s most prestigious international universities, following the signing of a partnership with Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) in Malaysia, which is supported by the PETRONAS oil and gas company.
UTP’s Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Professor Abdul Rashid Abd Aziz commented: “UTP has an established programme of free piston engine research and development. Building Libertine’s Linear Power Systems technology into our research engine is expected to improve piston motion control and allow us to accelerate our research into high efficiency combustion systems.”
About Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) was established in 1997 and has grown to be one of the most prominent private universities in Malaysia. UTP has produced more than 10,000 graduates and currently has an enrolment of over 6,000 undergraduates and 1,200 postgraduates from more than 50 countries around the world. The university conducts extensive research activities in collaboration with PETRONAS and other institutions and industries locally and abroad focusing on nine niche areas which are Enhanced Oil Recovery, Carbon Dioxide Management, Deepwater Technology, Nanotechnology, Green Technology, Biomedical Technology, Hybrid Energy Systems, Intelligent Cities and Sustainable Resources. UTP was awarded a 5-star rating by Malaysian Research Assessment Instrument for its research, development and commercialisation efforts.