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Re: Is there any way to convert a gasoline engine to run on methane gas?

Date: Tue Mar 28 15:25:35 2000
Posted By: Mike Scannell, Powertrain Product Engineer, Ford Motor Company
Area of science: Engineering
ID: 953821831.Eg


Yes, a gasoline engine can definitely be converted to run on methane. The more common term for methane is natural gas. And natural gas is used all over the world to power cars, heat houses, cook food, etc.

The term you'll hear most often when refering to vehicles converted to run on methane is CNG for Compressed Natural Gas. There are many commercially available CNG vehicles on the market. There are also companies who sell converted gasoline engines, or will convert your engine for you.

Here are a few links to learn more about methane and CNG vehicles:

Your Mad Scientist,
Mike Scannell

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