Inside August 2007

Features

Daring to Design the Vehicle of the Future

BY Bryan SimsThe 2007 Challenge X: Crossover to Sustainable Mobility competition enables today's students to shape tomorrow's vehicles. READ MORE

Within the Petroleum Distribution Network

BY Anduin Kirkbride McElroyA partnership between Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP and Green Earth Fuels LLC literally places biodiesel production within the petroleum distribution network, right next to the pipelines. Kinder Morgan believes this would be effective in taking biodiesel out of its niche fuel status. READ MORE

Current and Future Passenger Diesels

BY Ron KotrbaAutomakers across the globe have been retooling their passenger diesel powertrains-tweaking fuel injection, timing and combustion specs while adding sophisticated advanced emissions control gear-to meet new U.S. and global regulations on particulate matter and nitrogen oxides. READ MORE

Motor City Methyl Esters

BY Nicholas ZemanDaimlerChrysler Corp., NextEnergy Center and Biodiesel Industries Inc. are cleaning up a brownfield site in Detroit to grow feedstocks for biodiesel production. Developing future fuels in Michigan is critical as it's the U.S. automobile manufacturing hub. Furthermore, if the project is successful it could serve as a model for the "greening" of hazardous waste sites nationwide. READ MORE

The Ideal Engine

BY Jessica EbertAn engine that produces near-zero emissions, gets great fuel economy and runs on fuels produced in the homeland is the dream of environmentalists, engineers and those who seen an energy-independent economy. Scientists across the globe are close to taking this concept from the realms of REM sleep and wishful thinking to plunking it into reality. READ MORE

Front End - Biodiesel News & Trends

RIN registration deadline approaches

BY Anduin Kirkbride McElroy

Earthrace returns to water

BY Jessica Sobolik

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