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Company Information:

Company Name: Alternative Fuel Technology, LLC
City: Redford
State: MI
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (313) 887-0932

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $189,953.00 2
SBIR Phase II $1,141,923.00 2

Award List:

JP-8 Fuel Effects on High Pressure Common Rail Pumps

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James McCandless, President and CEO
Award Amount: $120,000.00
Abstract:
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… More

Development of the Bosch CP-3 Common Rail Pump for JP-8 Fuel

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: James McCandless, President&CEO – (313) 720-8680
Award Amount: $715,829.00
Abstract:
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… More

Ultra High Pressure Jet Propellant-8 (JP-8) Fuel Injection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James McCandless, President & CEO
Award Amount: $69,953.00
Abstract:
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… More

Ultra High Pressure Jet Propellant-8 (JP-8) Fuel Injection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: James McCandless, President – (313) 720-8680
Award Amount: $426,094.00
Abstract:
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… More