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Is this Chicago-area startup the ‘Tesla of heavy-duty’ trucking?

Kari Lydersen writes in GreenBiz about a startup that is looking to decarbonize trucking.

The C3 Take
  • ClearFlame Engine Technologies is looking to reduce emissions from heavy-trucking through a variety of low-emissions fuels like ethanol and liquid ammonia.
  • While the company thinks that electrifying heavy transportation is important, they recognize that it will take years to electrify the whole sector.
  • Testing of ClearFlame’s engine shows that it delivers equal or greater torque compared to diesel engines while running on fuels that are up to 40%-50% cleaner.

“Blumreiter and Johnson co-founded ClearFlame Engine Technologies to market engine technology that allows trucks, generators and other motors to run on a variety of low-emissions fuels such as ethanol, methanol or liquid ammonia. While these fuels are not zero emissions, various studies have shown pure ethanol’s life cycle greenhouse gas emissions are roughly 40 percent to 50 percent less than petroleum-based fuel.”

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