From today’s AOPA ePilot:
"FRENCH COMPANY TO PRODUCE DIESEL ENGINE
A French company has received Design Organization Approval in Europe for its SR 305 230-horsepower diesel engine that offers improved performance, longer TBO, and the ability to run on jet fuel. SMA, Societe de Motorisation Aeronautiques, created four years ago by Aerospatiale and Renault for the development and sales of a range of piston aircraft engines, plans to go into production soon. All of the testing has been completed. Following an administrative process, the company expects to have certification under the Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) by the end of the month, said a company official. Through a reciprocal agreement, SMA also plans to receive FAA certification in the United States later this year. A price has not been announced."