Need an engine fueled by either ethanol, hydrogen, natural gas, or propane? No problem.

While the media's been focusing on Toyota or Ford hybrids or GM's latest promotion of E85, Hydrogen Engine Center Inc., has been developing and testing engines that can run on a gamut of fuels. Called 'Oxx Power', the engines are not for mid-sized sedans, full-sized SUV, or any consumer vehicle. Instead, says company founder and Ford retiree Ted Hollinger, the engines will replace those found in airline ground equipment, tractors, and even buses.
Hydrogen Engine Center has created three and six cylinder engines as well as other products. The industrial engine market has literally opened up for the company since the Detroit Three have all but abandoned it as part of their cost-cutting measures. The company is currently researching using ammonia as a possible fuel due to hydrogen's well-known storage problem. Hollinger is not adverse with working with any automaker interested in his company's technology and hopes that some will do so in the future. 

[Source: Associated Press via MorningSun]

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