I'm not an expert on this stuff. Does this seem like a better alternative than water, alcohol, or methanol injection or is this really a breakthrough?
http://jcwinnie.biz/wordpress/?p=1567A turbocharger is added to produce more power. The ethanol injection system with the turbocharger would give a driver more power than a conventional engine of the same size.
The higher pressures and temperatures of a turbocharged engine can lead to a problem known as knock, which occurs when the fuel and air in the engine explode prematurely, hurting performance and potentially damaging the engine.
Cohn said his group?s technology avoids that problem by injecting ethanol into the engine when knock is likely to occur. The ethanol vaporizes and cools the fuel-air mixture, keeping it from exploding until the engine is ready.
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2006...l_direct_.htmlThe Car Boys2 note that direct injection of ethanol in a turbocharged gasoline-fueled engine would boost the overall fuel octane rating to more than 130. The high octane rating allows the engine to use massive levels of turbo boost without the need for lowering the engine?s compression to reduce knock. The Ethanol Boosting Systems solution uses small quantities of ethanol. The MIT researchers expect that a two- to six-gallon, auxiliary, ethanol tank would last for two to four months of driving.