Michigan Tech Fuel Efficiency Grant

Michigan Tech has just received a grant to extend research towards going green on the roads.

The grant is aimed at creating clean, efficient methods to link 2 21st-century auto technologies: flexible-fuel engines and hybrid engines.

Flex-fuel and hybrid vehicles are becoming more common, but design challenges with emissions have slowed efforts to produce more of them.

The goal is to make vehicles that run efficiently on anything from conventional gasoline to ethanol.

The grants build on more than a million dollars in support from companies including General Motors.

GM will end up using the technology to make energy-efficient vehicles that meet the federal government’s 2020 CAFE standards for coporate average fuel economy.