DEARBORN – A Ford Motor Co. pilot project that uses paint fumes to generate electricity portends a safe return to solvent-based paints – coveted for superior performance and lower cost, the auto maker says. Fumes-to-Fuel, a system undergoing tests in the paint shop of Ford’s Dearborn Assembly Plant, collects volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from solvent-based clear-coat emissions. Currently, these compounds are incinerated. After collection, the VOCs are concentrated into hydrocarbons, ...
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