You can’t burn ethanol in a diesel engine. Nope. Just not done. Like mixing oil and water.
But what if you added more water to the ethanol? And came up with a way to mix the hydrated-ethanol blend with the diesel… or better yet, biodiesel… right at the point of ignition? Ahhh… then you’d have something that National Corn Growers Association chairman and Nebraska corn farmer Bob Dickey calls the CleanFlex Power System… a new venture he has formed with Ron Preston, president of CleanFlex. Together, they hope to get the 60 million diesel engines in the U.S. to burn some ethanol as well.
They don’t have a Web site, yet, but you can contact CleanFlex at 402-480-0346.
In this edition of the Domestic Fuel Cast, listen to Bob and Ron as they discuss how this process works and how it will help renewable fuels meet the next round of emission requirements set to kick in in 2011.
Listen to the podcast here: [audio:http://www.zimmcomm.biz/domesticfuel/DFCast-10-16-09.mp3]