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Argonne mechanical engineer Thomas Wallner adjusts Argonne's 'omnivorous engine,' an automobile engine that Wallner and his colleagues have tailored to efficiently run on blends of gasoline, ethanol and butanol  

'Omnivorous engine' hopes to run on many fuels

The “omnivorous engine” is no picky eater. Gasoline? Down the hatch. Ethanol? Butanol? It'll slurp those up too. The creators of the omnivorous engine, engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, seek to fashion an engine that can run on just about any type of spark-ignited fuel. More...


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