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EBDI: Ricardo develops technology to optimize ethanol-powered engines’ performance

Ricardo Inc. claims to have developed a new technology that optimizes ethanol-fuelled engines to a level of performance that exceeds petrol engine efficiency and approaches levels previously reached only by diesel engines. Called ‘Ethanol Boosted Direct Injection’ (EBDI), this technology takes advantage of ethanol’s best properties – higher octane and higher heat of vaporization – to create a renewable fuel scenario that is independent of the cost of oil. Work on this research project was carried out at the Detroit Technology Campus of Ricardo Inc.

‘We’ve moved past theoretical discussion and are busy applying renewable energy technology to the real world,’ says Ricardo Inc. President, Dean Harlow...

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IEA insists India should do away with fuel subsidies

The Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) has suggested that India should phase out fuel subsidies in order to moderate demand. The IEA and some other similar organizations have been saying that the recent worldwide increase in the prices of fuel is largely due to increased demand in countries like India and China. They’ve also said that these countries’ policies for subsidizing fuel are to blame for fuel price hikes.

On its part, OPEC says that Asian countries are not to blame for the price hikes. Instead, says OPEC, it’s market speculators and the weakening dollar which are responsible for the record rise in oil prices, which touched US$147.40 a barrel in July this year.

IEA, however, continues to insist that India should do away with fuel subsidies...

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