ROSH HAAYIN, Israel—Back in 2014, Shaul Yaakoby was spending his days assessing shop-worn vehicles for word companies. He spent his nights in a Tel Aviv-area appurtenance emporium slicing and convention pieces of aluminum. The self-described inventor, a high-school castaway who grew adult on an Israeli community citrus plantation and spent a final 25 years as an word assessor, has several patents for products trimming from a H2O catharsis complement to a theft-proof automobile key. Now, he is seeking to make a light, inexpensive and fit automobile engine—one that runs on significantly reduction fuel and produces fewer polluting emissions than what’s accessible today.
“When we feel we have a thought for something big, we only have to do it,” Mr. Yaakoby said. “So we bought a retard of aluminum and cut it by palm to build my engine.”
After several months of work, he took his product to his business partners, Gal Fridman, a technology-marketing veteran, and Ariel Gorfung, an industrial engineer. They founded Aquarius Engines Ltd. in 2014 to move Mr. Yaakoby’s super-efficient gasoline-powered engine to a increasingly environmentally unwavering automotive market. Now on a fifth-generation machine, a association has successfully tested a engine in a lab, yet not in cars.