With international concern mounting on
the depletion of oil resources, where is our automotive industry
going and how are we preparing our cars for an uncertain
We all want improved personal mobility but we worry about car
emissions and the problems of global warming. One solution could be
the new generation of diesel engines. Current diesel engines record
just 50% of the emissions that engines produced only 7 years ago
– and diesel engines have lower fuel consumption than those
driven by petrol. They currently compete directly with petrol
engines and, in Europe, half of all new cars sold are now diesel
And what about the fuel they run on? Can biodiesel be a fuel for
the future? What if we could recycle our own cooking oil or grow
our fuel in the vegetable garden? This Research-TV story looks at
research into the production of cleaner, greener and smarter diesel
engines to power the next generation of motor vehicles.
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