Elsbett was born as one of nine children of the farmer Viktor Elsbett and his wife Maria. He grew up on a farm and first learned to be a farm mechanic. He later studied mechanical engineering and aircraft construction at the engineering schools in Bad Frankenhausen and Neustrelitz .
After the war, Elsbett went into business for himself in Salzgitter with the production of a two-stroke diesel engine.
Ludwig Elsbett played a significant role in the further development of diesel engines , especially the direct injection process . This was also used in the Elsbett engine , which he presented in 1973 and which can be operated with natural vegetable oil.
Together with his sons Günter and Klaus Elsbett, he received the Philip Morris Research Prize in 1989 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German engineer, inventor of the Elsbett engine|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 8, 1913|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Salt, Lower Franconia|
|DATE OF DEATH||March 28, 2003|
|Place of death||Salt, Lower Franconia|