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National Program 213: Biorefining

Teleseminar Series on Biofuel Engines
A  joint effort by USDA and DOT to disseminate information about new or modified engine technologies which are especially suited for biofuels. Participants are experts in the area of IC engine engineering & design, and anyone wishing to participate can e-mail Robert.Fireovid@ars.usda.gov


May 11, 2010

Luke Cruff describes Ricardo, Inc.’s “ethanol-boosted direct injection” engine (EBDI), a spark-ignited gasoline-ethanol engine with performance similar to diesel engines.

·     audio recording

·     presentation slides

 

May 25, 2010

Brian Duddy, Senior program manager in the Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT),  discusses DOT funded research on the emissions and operating characteristics of E20 (20% ethanol to 80% gasoline mixture) in conventional internal combustion engines.

·     audio recording

·     presentation slides

 

July 7, 2010

Kevin Kenny of Clean Flex Fuel Systems discusses their technology for dual-feeding ethanol/water and diesel fuel to increase overall fuel efficiency and reduce particulate emissions of/from diesel engines.

·     audio recording

·     presentation slides

 

November 3, 2010

Brad Holen describes AmeriFuels’ modified GM 8.1L engine for irrigation applications. Their engine runs on 100% ethanol.

·     audio recording

·     presentation slides

 

November 30, 2010

Matt Brusstar describes research at EPA to evaluate ethanol fuel performance.

·     audio recording

·     presentation slides

 

January 11, 2011

Brian Duddy of the Rochester Institute of Technology presents data showing higher-than-expected fleet mileage from E85. 

·     audio recording

·     presentation slides

 

February 14, 2011

Don Althoff of Flex Fuel US discusses his company's engine conversion kits for using E-85 fuels. 

·     audio recording

·     presentation slides

 

March 1, 2011

Hakan Yilmaz of Bosch summarizes their DOE-funded project to develop an E-85-optimized engine.

·     audio recording

·     presentation slides

 

March 29, 2011

Robert Stein of AVL summarizes their DOE-funded with Ford and Ethanol Boosting Systems to develop an E-85-optimized engine.

·     audio recording

·     presentation slides


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