Alternative Fuel Technology, LLC

1237 Woodbine
Redford, MI 48239
http://www.altfueltechnology.com
6 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 4
Total Value of Awards $1.33MM
First Award Date 01/20/09
Most Recent Award Date 08/11/11

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
McCandless James McCandless 4 Message

4 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A09-199
Budget: 08/11/11 - 08/11/13

The Army uses intensified fuel injection systems on a number of their diesel powered vehicles. These systems are currently limited to injection pressures of about 20,000 psi. In an effort to increase thermal efficiiency (fuel economy), raise power output and operate on a variety of heavy hydrocarbon fuels, the army desires to develop an ultra-hi...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A08-128
Budget: 04/25/10 - 04/25/12

Development of the Bosch CP-3 Common Rail Pump for JP-8 Fuel. In Phase 1, tests showed that the CP-3 pump had high wear after only 500 hrs. of testing using JP-8 fuel. This wear is caused by the very low viscosity of the fuel, and the lack of effective anti-wear additives in the fuel. The primary problems identified are: (1) tappet wear, (2) plu...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A09-199
Budget: 04/02/10 - 10/02/10

The author is one of the original members of an engineering team that developed the first production intensified common rail injection system (CAT-Navistar HEUI), and we are therefore very familiar with this technology. We (AFT) have developed a 450-500 bar (6500-7250 psi) common rail pump that is used in our prototype DME fuel system. Although ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A08-128
Budget: 01/20/09 - 02/22/10

The Army uses JP-8 fuel for both its tactical and non-tactical, diesel powered vehicles. Some of the commercial engines used by the Army employ high pressure, common rail fuel injection systems to lower exhaust emissions, especially particulates. Modern common rail injection systems produce pressures of 1500 to 2200 bar. These systems are design...