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Advanced engine-control system reduces biodiesel fuel consumption and emissions

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Researchers from Purdue University and Cummins Inc. have developed an advanced “closed-loop control” approach for preventing diesel engines from emitting greater amounts of smog-causing nitrogen oxides when running on biodiesel fuels. Operating truck engines on a blend of biodiesel and ordinary diesel fuel dramatically reduces the emission of particulate matter, or […]

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Conference examines future of biofuels production

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Cropfields could play a major role in future energy needs, and some of the world’s top researchers will discuss the challenges and opportunities for agriculture in the renewable fuels industry during a conference co-sponsored by Purdue University. Growing the Bioeconomy: Solutions for Sustainability takes place from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. […]

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Renewable fuel talk turning to cellulosic gas, diesel

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Purdue University agricultural economist and energy policy analyst has changed his tune on renewable fuels. “We don’t just talk about ethanol. We talk about biofuels,” said Wally Tyner. “Ethanol is the product from corn, but you also can produce gasoline and diesel directly from cellulosic feedstocks. And when you bring […]

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Study shows more corn for biofuels would hurt water

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — More of the fertilizers and pesticides used to grow corn would find their way into nearby water sources if ethanol demands lead to planting more acres in corn, according to a Purdue University study. The study of Indiana water sources found that those near fields that practice continuous-corn rotations had higher […]

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Porsche converted by students in spotlight during Green Week

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Jim Danielson and Sean Kleinschmidt spent the summer before their freshman year at Purdue University turning a Porsche with a blown engine into an electric-powered vehicle. Their red, 1987 924S will be one of the featured vehicles at the alternative and fuel-efficient transportation show that is part of Purdue’s Green Week. […]

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Soybean oil blend works well as fuel for home furnaces

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A blend of degummed soybean oil and No. 2 fuel oil can be used as an alternative heating fuel and reduce sulfur emissions, according to a Purdue University scientist. Klein Ileleji, an assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering, tested blends of 20 percent, 50 percent and 100 percent degummed soybean […]

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