I hope the FBI keeps the Arabs and the worst of the oil companies from disrupting this technology by buying people off or by sabotage. Of course, that function was performed by the Department of Energy's incompetence in prior years.
So, couple this up with the scuderi air-hybrid add-on, and slap a turbo charger on it and you could probably achieve 80% effiency...and the USA will still not produce it!
The use of an additional fuel in diesel engines (stationary, passenger vehicles and big rigs) is not new. The use of petrol is probably more palatable for the scaremongers out there than the, more common and cheaper alternative: LPG \'fumigation\' broadly used in Australia. It is also available, both in diy and workshop fitted form, in the USA and some countries in Europe. The fuel savings possibilities are considerable, but it must raise a big red flag for manufacturers and legislators/enforcers, due to \'warranty\' and taxation/classification issues, respectively. I would use it if I could!
Will, the tink
I was going to try 25/75 gas/diesel in my vw diesel but according to this study, a 50/50 mix would be the best. I have over 500 gallons of stale gasoline from a wrecking yard that I have been collecting/saving on my farm just for experimentation! I will first try it in my Yanmar diesel tractor and later, in my VW and will report back on results
Craig Jennings
Surely this isn\'t new? Still, 53% is a mighty large number :) well done chaps. With the obvious example set (as Uly posted) lpg/propane with diesel
Abs De Austria
do we need to modify the engine? or not? little bit confusing. so in the gas tank we just put 20 liters gasoline and 20 liters diesel? any suggestion? how about old engines?
Neil Larkins
So.... Here it is December, 2011 and no further word on this. Over two years. Looks like the naysayers were right: The evil twins, the DOE and Big Oil quashed this one. We\'ll probably hear some time later that \"research\" and \"experimentation\" is still being done, but that\'s all that will ever come of this simple yet effective idea. If it sounds too good to be true, it\'s too good to ever happen. Guess that\'s why they call it the Department of Energy. Want to make sure we keep using more and more of it. All the talk and posturing from the gummint about cutting back is eyewash for the public and grist for the media mill. The real players in this game, the ones who make the big money and buy the politicians make the choices.
Robert Hannent
Neil, apparently it is quite difficult to get right, but there are production units, a few major haulage companies in the UK are using Diesel Blend LPG systems to improve combustion by 10-20%.
Guy Macher
If you run gasoline through a diesel you will destroy the engine. Gasoline detonates at compression levels well below the normal compression ratios (CR) of diesel engines. Even low octane gasoline detonates in gas engines at about 12 to 1 CR. Racing fuel for use in engines with hi CR are hi octane because it is less volatile and will But diesel engines run at 20-1 or higher and even racing gas will not work properly.
The article suggests that gas is less reactive than diesel Not true. Run diesel through a gas engine and it will produce less than 50% power and will smoke like like a house afire. It will also gum up everything in the carb or fuel injection system.
Ask any diesel mechanic. Gizmag is not powered by folks who actually work on engines; they just write about them.
Charles Hoss
gasoline will not detonate if injected in the cilinder like you would do it with the diesel - it will detonate if you mix it in the intake and compress it in the cilinder . you mixed up two very different ways of engines .