Ford Motor Co. is moving into its fourth-generation Fumes-to-Fuel system at its Oakville, ON, Canada, assembly plant. The long-term goal of the innovative program was to create electricity from fumes created by the painting process. That now has been accomplished through a series of steps. The pilot version, which launched in 2003 at the auto maker’s Dearborn, MI, truck plant, sought to validate the technology, which used carbon beads to collect volatile organic compounds produced by ...

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