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Back in the 1970s, a Bobcat at Ford was a Mercury-badged version of the infamous Pinto. Hopefully, the new usage of the name at Ford will turn out with better results. So far, it's looking very promising. Our buddy Mike Levine has been doing some digging in the document treasure trove at the U.S. Department of Energy and uncovered some materials on Ford's new Bobcat. It turns out Bobcat is the code name for the new ethanol boosted engine being developed in Dearborn. Ford recently presented some

There isn't anything new about boosting an engine through the use of a turbocharger or supercharger, and direct injection is becoming more and more common as well. As you're surely aware by now, it's also rather common for an automaker to create engines that can run on alcohol fuels like ethanol. According to Ricardo, though, combining these technologies into one package, as it has done with its EBDI test engines, can have some highly desirable results. "The EBDI engine project is a great exampl