Ecosense Solutions is producing this direct injection system for Irrigation pumps, but they say it could be used on E85 Automobiles in the future. With the use of a water-ethanol mix, fuel efficiency is increased considerably. The ethanol would be less expensive to make because less of the water would need to be removed from the "beer." Refineries would need to be retrofitted to produce this hydrated ethanol because they are designed to remove virtually all of the water. -- Jeffrey
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by Terry Anderson -- September 7, 2006
"LaVaute said production on the Ethanol Pumper Retrofit Kit, with patent pending, will begin soon. The return on a farmer's investment would be speedy, Gehrke said.
'The system pays for itself in the first week of use,' he said.
And it's not just a device for the thousands of irrigation motors across the countryside.
'With our ethanol system, we can also implement its use in E85 autos, reducing emissions 90 percent while increasing mpg up to 60 percent,' Gehrke said. 'The auto's own computer won't know we're even on board.'"