DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Co. is weeks away from launching the third generation of its innovative Fumes-to-Fuel system at its Oakville, ON, Canada, assembly plant. The pilot version, launched in 2003 at the Dearborn truck plant, collected volatile organic compounds (VOC) produced by solvents used during the painting process and converted them into hydrocarbons. Hydrogen was extracted from the hydrocarbons and fed into a small fuel cell that generated 5 kW (7 hp) of electricity, which ...
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