REDFORD, Mich. , Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Alternative Fuel Technology, LLC , a wholly owned subsidiary of Alternative Fuel Technologies, Inc. (Pink Sheets: AFTC) announced today that the Company has been awarded and has commenced working on a U.S. Army Phase 2 SBIR project valued at US$715,000 .
“This is the largest Army contract the Company has ever been awarded,” said James McCandless , Chief Executive Officer of Alternative Fuel Technologies, Inc. “The Phase 2 project is an extension of a successful Phase 1 project in which AFT identified a significant wear problem on a commercial diesel common rail fuel injection system running on JP-8 jet fuel.”
The Army uses JP-8 jet fuel in all of its diesel applications for logistics reasons. The Company will redesign the commercial diesel common rail pump to lower wear to acceptable levels in this Phase 2 project. To accomplish this goal, AFT will apply materials technology and other lessons learned during the development of the Company’s well known DME common rail fuel system.
“Following successful completion of Phase 2, the project may qualify for Phase 3 whereby the Company can commercialize the product and sell it to the military and commercial customers,” said McCandless.