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January 28, 2007


Power Antennas

Ford Motor Company has been recently chosen by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct a research regarding flex fuel engines that are capable of running with E85 and clean diesel fuels. Ford will do the research in conjunction with the Michigan State University (MSU). Ford and MSU will focus on improving the flexible-fuel engines in day to day applications.

Ford has received a total of $4.5 million from DOE to fund the research. In fact, DOE will put up 21.5 million to finance 11 cost-shared research and development projects here in the US. Two of these 11 research projects were given to Ford. DOE gave the Dearborn-based automaker with $3.2 million for the research on improving flexible-fuel engines, and $1.3 million for a research project that focus on diesel-boosting technologies to improve the efficiency and performance of advanced clean combustion diesel engines.
Well, we should support this kind of research and hope that this will contribute in the development of alternative fuel powertrain system.

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