Super Efficient New Engine Design

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have come up with an engine design that "can achieve efficiencies of between 20 and 35 percent better than standard diesel engines, which are themselves about 20 to 30 percent more efficient than gasoline engines. This is a major fuel extender technology. Its also projected the engines will emit 75 percent fewer greenhouse gases."

This kind of work can help us strip oil of its strategic status. The engine uses two fuels: Diesel and gasoline. But there is no reason to believe the engine couldn't also be a flex fuel, using methanol and biodiesel, for example.

Read more about this important engine-efficiency breakthrough here.


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