Ricardo touts abilities of ethanol-optimized EBDI engine

07/4/2013 | EthanolProducer.com

British engineering firm Ricardo says its extreme boosted direct injection engine is optimized for ethanol's high octane rating and can achieve diesel-like performance while running on E85. "Ethanol fuel properties make it possible to match diesel efficiency," company President Thomas Apostolos said at an industry summit in Brazil. Ricardo is part of a recently announced collaborative research effort involving the Department of Energy that will seek to boost engine efficiency and cut tailpipe emissions on vehicles operating on ethanol blends.

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