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News archive from 2009 relating to Directory:Fuel Efficiency.

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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Aerodynamic long tail improves fuel efficiency 15 percent - Ecomodder.com’s Darin Cosgrove added a tapered tailpiece to his Pontiac Firefly to improve its drag coefficient from 0.34 to 0.23 and its fuel efficiency by 15.1 percent at 90kmh (56mph) with/without measured from multiple bi-directional averaged runs at exactly 90kmh on a straight and level road, with no other traffic. (GizMag December 29, 2009)

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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Efficiency Retrofits > Directory:Fuel Efficiency Retrofits > Directory:Singh Combustion Chamber Turbulence > Another Groovy Invention (video) - Somender Singh describes (in English) his patented technology for a Belgian TV station. Says that by putting three simple grooves going into the combustion chamber that mileage can be increased by as much as 50%, through the properly-placed turbulence. (Canvas.be Nov. 2, 2009) (See our updated Directory:Singh Combustion Chamber Turbulence.)
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Latest: Directory:Fuel Efficiency / Directory:Viktor Schauberger > Directory:Gadgetman Groove - Ron Hatton's "gadgetmen" use a Dremel tool to cut a groove in the throttle body. The modification takes about an hour and is reversible through epoxy. Somehow, the air turbulence that is set up by that groove has the effect of increasing horsepower, torque, and mileage, while decreasing emissions. (PESWiki Dec. 7, 2009) (Comment)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Hydroxy or HHO Injection Systems > HH2 hydrogen technology purports to turn any gas-guzzler into a hybrid - California-based HydroLectricPower claims its HH2 system ("not HHO") can turn just about any fossil-fuel-powered vehicle into an eco-friendly hybrid with the installation of a book-sized device that uses energy from the vehicle's 12-Volt battery to extract hydrogen and oxygen (separately) from distilled water, which are then blended with the existing fuel source to enhance fuel combustion inside the engine combustion chambers. (GizMag Dec. 2, 2009)

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Latest: Directory:Alternative Fuels > Directory:Hydroxy or HHO Injection Systems / Directory:Electrolysis > Directory:Brown's Gas > Plasma orbital expansion theory for Brown's gas - Chris Eckman of Idaho State University presents an overview of his theory of how Brown's gas is electrical in nature. This precocious undergrad proposes a new isomer of water, something that lands a Nobel prize on more seasoned academics. (PESN Nov. 23, 2009) (Comment)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Europe Testing - In the Safe Road Trains for the Environment (SARTRE) system up to 8 vehicles (cars, busses, trucks) would travel as one "train," linked by wireless sensors, cutting fuel use by 20%. The lead "train", driven by a professional, would enable the trailing vehicles' drivers to become "passengers", able to take their hands off the wheel -- and they could come and go as they please . (EcoGeek Nov. 11, 2009)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Hydroxy or HHO Injection Systems > Hydrogen power or just hot air? - Bill Jenner, a lifetime auto mechanic from Australia, claims to have reduced his fuel consumption by up to 75% by an on-board electrolysis unit that he put together from plans downloaded online. The unit ducts hydroxy gas (hydrogen-oxygen mixture) into the air intake of his vehicle catalyzing a more efficient burn of the fuel. (EchoNews au Nov. 19, 2009)
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Template: 43 / Latest: Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Engines > Directory:Massive Yet Tiny (MYT) Engine > MYT engine to be demonstrated to Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) - Inventor Raphial Morgado has been invited as a guest speaker at the Oregon chapter of SAE to discuss and demonstrate his Massive Yet Tiny (MYT) engine next March May. Also working on building 5.5-inch versions to demonstrate this 40x power-to-weight ratio engine compared to conventional engines. (PESN Nov. 19, 2009) (Comments)
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Latest / Current events: Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Hydroxy or HHO Injection Systems > Directory:HHO Games > Events:2009:November:HHO Games and Breakthrough Technologies Conference - Three cutting-edge events will be taking place on the weekend of Nov. 21-22 2009. One is the HHO Games & Exhibition in Florida, another is the Breakthrough Technologies conference in Calgary, and there is the EarthMysteries Conference in Arizona. (PESWiki)
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Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > U.S. Army’s New Research Center Puts Fossil Fuels on Notice - The U.S. Army is building a 30,000 ft2 Ground System Power and Energy Laboratory (GSPEL) deep in the heart of the U.S. auto industry. The high tech GSPEL complex features eight separate laboratories dedicated to increasing energy efficiency, using more renewable resources, focusing on ready access to energy and power, and reducing environmental impacts. (Gas 2.0 Nov. 16, 2009)

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Latest: Directory:Suppression / Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:GEET Reactor by Paul Pantone > Paul Pantone describes his wrongful treatment at the Utah State Hospital (Interview) - On Nov. 2, Paul was a guest on K-Talk radio in Salt Lake City. In addition to describing his version of the wrongful treatment he received at the mental hospital, and how he ended up there despite being of sound mind he also received numerous calls from supporters in the state. (PESN Nov. 8, 2009) (Comments)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Boat tail reduces truck fuel consumption by 7.5 percent - European tests have shown that a boat tail – a tapering protrusion mounted on the rear of a truck – leads to fuel savings and reduced emissions by dramatically reducing the drag caused by the lower-pressure effect that occurs in the wake of a vehicle. (GizMag Nov. 5, 2009)

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Directory:Waste to Energy > GM Working On Efficient, Shape-Changing, Memory Metal Engine - The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded GM with $2.7 million to develop a working prototype of a Shape Memory Alloy engine. In theory, this engine could recycle the waste heat and turn it into electrical energy, perhaps one day even replacing alternators and improving fuel efficiency. (Gas 2.0 Nov. 2, 2009)

Directory:Solar Thermal / Directory:Building / Directory:Zero Point Energy / Directory:Methane > A few free energy developments in Romania - A Russian news agency reports on several interesting systems being developed, including an efficient solar water heating design, a composite building materials having strength and a high R value, a magnetic fertilizer, and a system that allegedly loads methane molecules with the vacuum zero point energy increasing the methane’s heating power by 40 percent. (Financiarul Oct. 30, 2009)

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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Engines > EcoMotors opoc™ engine design - The greater power density derived from this design provides a range of important attributes, including: lower weight, smaller size, lower material costs, lower friction, greater fuel efficiency, lower emissions, lower heat rejection. For a given power level, the opoc™ engine is 30-percent lighter, one-quarter the size, and achieves 50-percent better fuel economy compared with a state-of-the-art, conventional turbo-diesel engine. (Thanks Miroslav Karas Sept. 21, 2009)

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Latest: Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Engines > Directory:Massive Yet Tiny (MYT) Engine > Angel Labs gets angels Raphial Morgado bio posted - Recent infusion has enabled forward progress toward having a Massive Yet Tiny (MYT) engine in production. Permission given to reprint an article by Jeane Manning profiling the fascinating inventor, Raphial Morgado: A Win for the Little Guy Over Detroit's Big Boys. (PESN Sept. 11, 2009) (Comment)
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Directory:Transmissions > Torotrak’s new generation transmission is good gear - The continuously variable transmissions and infinitely variable transmissions by the UK-based engineering company, Torotrak, utilize a traction drive ‘toroidal variator’, which incorporates smooth, saucer-shaped discs and circular rollers. This variator allows the transmission to deliver a stepless range of ratios to meet all driving conditions.. (GizMag Sept. 3, 2009)

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Latest: Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Efficiency Retrofits > Directory:Hydroxy or HHO Injection Systems > Directory:HAFC Hydro Assist Fuel Cell > Dennis Lee's mileage-boosting HAFC shut down by FTC - FTC order included a prohibition against false or unsubstantiated claims, and it called for restitution to customers seeking refunds. The technology is being picked up by Genesis Technology Systems. Mary Yugo extends a $150,000 award for a provable demonstration of a 2x-stock mileage boost. Skeptic Eric Krieg may have found a working hydroxy boost system. (PESN Sept. 2, 2009) (Comment)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Fisher Yoke-Arm increases efficiency in piston engines - Yoke-Arm technology increases piston dwell during combustion for high combustion and fuel efficiencies in combination with significant power gains. All with the addition of a single component part, the yoke-arm. [posted Aug. 30, 2009]

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Latest: Directory:Fuel Efficiency / Directory:Plasma > Directory:GEET Reactor by Paul Pantone > GEET Plasma Reactor classes under way - In a recent interview, inventor Paul Pantone described various astonishing aspects of his technology and the warm reception he has received by very bright students who completed his first class since he was released from the Utah State mental hospital. (PESN August 26, 2009) (Comment)
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Directory:Prizes > The One-Gallon Challenge 100 miles on a gallon of gas - In the One-Gallon Challenge presenly under way (Aug. 19-22), six contestants and their very different vehicles will be journeying from Greenfield, MA to Boston in three hours using as little fuel as possible. (Gas2 August 17, 2009)

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Directory:Hydroxy or HHO Injection Systems > There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] >The Scorpion: Ronn Motor Company Hydrogen-Exotic - Here is the first production vehicle that will use the hydrogen boost technology in which an on-board electrolysis unit produces Brown’s gas which is then ducted into the air intake to effect a more efficient burn of the fuel, achieving 40 mpg in a muscle car. They call it the "H2GO hydrogen injection system". (Gas2 Aug. 18, 2009)

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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Prizes > The One-Gallon Challenge 100 miles on a gallon of gas - In the One-Gallon Challenge presenly under way (Aug. 19-22), six contestants and their very different vehicles will be journeying from Greenfield, MA to Boston in three hours using as little fuel as possible. (Gas2 August 17, 2009)

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Directory:GEET Reactor by Paul Pantone > Directory:GEET Reactor by Paul Pantone - Paul Pantone presents the GEET reactor for local television news, KASA-13 (FOX), in Albuquerque, New Mexico U.S.A. during the TeslaTech conference. He demonstrates running an engine on Mountain Dew, pointing out that the beverage is turned to plasma, which is what the engine sees, not the beverage. (PESWiki August 08, 2009)

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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:GEET Reactor by Paul Pantone > Your Engine Can Do The Dew Too! - Wired magazine pokes fun at Paul Pantone's GEET Plasma Reactor. Take a moment to add your knowledge in the comments section, especially the many among you who have successfully replicated the GEET on your own vehicle. Help turn this coverage into a turning point for the many people who read this magazine. (Wired August 6, 2009)

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Directory:Plasma / Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:GEET Reactor by Paul Pantone > Paul Pantone on Coast to Coast AM tonight - Paul told me he's going to be making an announcement on George Noory's show. Something to do with some GEET plans being made available for free. (July 23, 2009)

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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Efficiency > New Tires Made of Oil from Orange Peels - Yokohama is now selling a model made with 80 percent non-petroleum material, substituting orange oil as the primary ingredient to make vulcanized rubber. It also helps consumers save money at the gas pump by improving fuel efficiency via a 20-percent reduction in rolling resistance. (Earth 911 July 9, 2009)

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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Electric Bikes, Motorbikes and Scooters / Directory:Fuel Efficiency Hydrogen Injection > Hydroxy Moped Project at University of Wisconsin-Madison - Some egineering students with faculty supervision undertook some testing of some already-efficient, 90 mpg Vespa scooters, adding an on-board electrolysis system, ducting the hydrogen into the air intake and documented an additional 10% improvement in mileage, attributing it to catalyzing a "more complete combustion". (Perspective, UW-M Spring 2009)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Hydroxy or HHO Injection Systems > Savings or scam? Some say contraption lowers gas use - Ozzie Freedom, real name Eyal Siman-Tov, who sells the Directory:Water4Gas ebook about hydroxy technology, has been charged with violating Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act with his alleged 'bogus' info. Others vouch for the technology. (Sierra Vista Herald, Arizona Jun 22, 2009) [Comment: Scientists should stop looking at the hydroxy systems in terms of adding more fuel, and instead consider it as an exotic catalyst.]
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Directory:Humor > Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Smart Car's impact on cars of the future - See a gallary of what some of your favorite cars might look like if they were minaturized in the spirit of the Smart Car. Maybe you've already seen these, but I thought they were hillarious. Check out the Smorvette, Smaudi, Smamborghini, Smorsche (shown at right), Smerrari (Youtatech June 25, 2009)

Latest: Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Pre-Heating for Mileage Improvement > Directory:Green Mileage Maker by Vapster, Inc. - Patent-pending device uses an electrical heater rather than exhaust to pre-heat the fuel, resulting in improvements in mileage by 20-30%, as well as a reduction in emissions by 80%, confirmed by a Florida university. Combined with Directory:Hydroxy or HHO Injection Systems devices, the improvement in mileage goes as high as 45%. (PESWiki July 1, 2009) (Comment at Examiner.com)

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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Fuel Efficiency Hydrogen Injection > Cleaner fuel through hydrogen innovation - Normally, hydrogen fuel generators use electricity to divide molecules. Go Go Green LLC uses a chemical reaction that uses less energy. They can’t sell the device in the U.S. until it is certified by the California Air Resource Board and the EPA, but they can market the product internationally through their website. (Tracy Press, CA May 29, 2009)

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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Electric Bikes, Motorbikes and Scooters 4MC: The 20 year making of the tilting 4-wheeler - This first prototype of an entirely new design of leaning four-wheeled bike not only offers an increase in safety but would will be legal for anyone holding a car driving license to use without taking an extra test – all while keeping the cheap road tax, having good fuel economy and being exempt from congestion charging. (GizMag June 11, 2009)

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There was an error working with the wiki: Code[2] > Directory:Fuel Efficiency Hydrogen Injection > Water4Gas for Diesel Cars and Trucks - Ozzie Freedom's free online book shows you how to adapt your truck/van or any other diesel engine to run with less fuel via hydroxy technology which uses onboard electrolysis to run the H-H-O gas into the air intake to effect a more complete burn of the diesel. The ebook has lots of pictures, showing step by step here how to install the device at home. [posted June 10, 2009]

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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Hankook's enfren low rolling-resistance tires deliver 5 percent fuel saving - Hankook says its new range of low rolling-resistance tires could delivering significant fuel savings and environmental benefits without consumers having to upgrade their car. The silica compound enfren tire achieved a 5.1% saving over conventional steel belt radials. (GizMag June 9, 2009)

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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > GM's Spark-less Engine Boosts Fuel Economy By 15% - GM's homogenous charge compression ignition engine (HCCI) is able to improve fuel economy by 15 percent when combined with other advanced technologies. HCCI works by igniting the air and fuel mixture through compression instead of with a spark and saves fuel by reducing pumping losses, burning fuel faster at lower temperatures and reducing the loss of heat energy. (EcoGeek May 22, 2009)

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Latest: Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Engines > Directory:Massive Yet Tiny (MYT) Engine > Mighty (MYT) hope for auto dealerships - Raphial Morgado's Massive Yet Tiny (MYT) engine is not yet in production, which would enable the service department of dealerships to run a retrofitting business. However, dealerships might consider getting into the interim business of pre-owned/used car sales rather than just shutting down, if they can, to hold them over. (PESN June 5, 2009) (Comment at Examiner.com)
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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Engines > Wauseon plant opened Monday for 110-mpg car engines - Doug Pelmear, who drove his 20-year-old Mustang from Napoleon, Ohio, to Las Vegas and back last year on 39 gallons of fuel, is opening his first manufacturing facility Monday to allow others to get 110 miles per gallon. Horse Power Sales.net Inc. will begin manufacturing 20 engines per day. (Toledo Blade May 30, 2009)

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Latest: Directory:Suppression / Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:GEET Reactor by Paul Pantone > Paul Pantone of GEET released (interview) - After nearly 3.5 years of wrongful incarceration, primarily at Utah State Hospital, Mr. Pantone is now out and ready to move on, while also facilitating the international human rights organizations clean up a corrupt institution. A review of the GEET plasma reactor fuel efficiency technology. (PESN June 1, 2009) (Comment at Examiner.com)

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