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Bill would provide loans, grants for clean energy

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House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi filed a mammoth clean energy bill yesterday that would provide loans and grants to municipalities to pursue renewable energy and provide a $2,000 credit for purchasers of hybrid vehicles. The 364-page Green Communities Act would also expedite permitting for the siting of clean energy facilities, provide a $300 credit for businesses to offset the purchase of solar water heaters, and require state government to take steps to cut down on electricity use and set guidelines for energy-conscious state construction projects. DiMasi, touting his bill as the first of its kind in the country, said that only a $1.4 million appropriation would be necessary to finance the tax credit portions of the bill and that overall the bill "is going to save an awful lot of money." Read more of the State House News Service story on Boston.com.

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Live from Detroit: Scuderi at SAE

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Executives from the Scuderi Group are busy hosting the company's booth (1502) at the 2007 SAE World Congress at the Cobo Center in Detroit today, the first day of the conference. The SAE World Congress is one of the biggest automotive conferences in the world, with engineers, manufacturers, and journalists from around the world converging here to discuss the latest technological designs and accomplishments. This year's theme at SAE is "sustainable mobility." In a welcome message to participants, Michigan Governor Jennifer M Granholm wrote that developing sustainable resources and practices "is one of the most critical issues of our time." With a theme like that, the Scuderi Group is in the right place at the right time at this year's SAE World Congress. Since the beginning of the event this morning, Scuderi executives have met with representatives of OEM's from Asia, India, and North America. The company's new video has spurred interest and discussion and many more meetings are planned through the week. We will be blogging live from this year's SAE World Congress, so keep coming back for updates as they unfold.

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MBTA interested in bus pilot program with Scuderi engine

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After several meetings with officials from the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) and the state’s Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA), the Scuderi Group has been informed that the MBTA is interested in possibly using the Scuderi Air-Hybrid Engine as part of a future air-hybrid bus pilot project. The MBTA is the country’s oldest transportation system serving around 1.2 million passengers on a daily basis, operating a fleet of approximately 1,000 buses, consisting of diesel, compressed natural gas and electric. It is constantly looking at ways to improve its fleet's efficiency and environmental performance. While the MBTA has recently began procuring a fleet of 155 new emission control diesel buses, they agreed to consider using buses with the air-hybrid engine once the engine’s are fully developed. "A pilot project could potentially be developed, however, where MBTA expertise, bus routes, and/or buses could be used for real time testing of the Scuderi Engine,” wrote Maeve Bartlett, Assistant General Manager for Environmental Compliance. "If such a program is appropriate, we would be interested in working with the Scuderi Group and its partners to test the new technology…” In further discussions, the EOEA has also expressed their interest in using the Air-Hybrid Power Generator engine application, initially, as back-up generators for several state buildings, including prisons, hospitals, and schools. After reviews of the air-hybrid technology, officials are convinced that once the working engine is available on the market, it will enable them to save thousands of dollars in electrical costs.

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Help is here. Innovation has to be taken seriously

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It's clear given the recent poll covered on CNN today that it's going to take a lot for the Big Three to reclaim the trust and faith of the American driving consumer any time soon. Over 60 percent surveyed said that they oppose any government assistance to bail out the auto industry. While all the talk and opinion has mostly centered on the financial turmoil, Congressional and automotive leaders need to be more aware of the innovation taking place that has the ability to be give the industry what it needs to survive. It will be interesting to hear what the Big Three actually have in the works to help restore their businesses and their brands. New ideas and ways of managing the internal combustion process will be at the heart of future R&D. With the reality of electric batteries and cars revealing many limitations and barriers to becoming an adequate fuel source for the transportation industry, things will be running on oil and gas for a long time. There's no getting around it. So, before that time comes, the Scuderi Engine is going to change for the better the way automobiles, trucks, and buses burn fuel and impact the environment. Those involved in deciding the automakers' futures need to take this into consideration as they decide the fate of the Big Three. Nothing else on the table holds this much promise. This week, the Scuderi Group provided Mass. Lt. Governor Tim Murray with a technical briefing on the building of the prototype and it's efficiency gains and enormous environmental impact. (Read more in The News.) As an entirely new internal combustion process and the most significant advancement since the Otto Cycle over 130 year ago, the Scuderi Split Cycle Engine - along with its Air-Hybrid component - has the potential to reach historical efficiency increases and emit up to 80 percent less toxins than any engine on the road today. Conventional or hybrid. As the issues continue to be discussed and get more attention, we hope the industry and the lawmakers take the time to understand the technology and the worldwide benefits it holds.

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First Scuderi Engine Prototype to be Unveiled April 20 in Detroit

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Fulfilling a family dream and passing another milestone in internal combustion engine efficiency, the Scuderi Group will unveil on April 20 a working model of the first proof-of-concept prototype for its Scuderi Split-Cycle Engine. It will be on display at the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Booth 837. The one-liter, naturally aspirated gasoline prototype is expected to produce up to 80% less toxins than a typical internal combustion engine. And when fully developed with its turbo charged and air hybrid components, it is expected to achieve significant gains in fuel efficiency – the most since the inception of the Otto Cycle over 130 year ago. The introduction of the Scuderi Split-Cycle technology to the engine manufacturing industry is significant because it will give OEMs a new, cleaner burning solution to comply with tough emissions and efficiency standards going into effect around the world – without having to make significant investments to retool or modify current production processes. The original Scuderi Engine was designed and invented by Carmelo Scuderi (1925-2002).

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First Scuderi Engine Prototype to be Unveiled April 20 in Detroit

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Fulfilling a family dream and passing another milestone in internal combustion engine efficiency, the Scuderi Group will unveil on April 20 a working model of the first proof-of-concept prototype for its Scuderi Split-Cycle Engine. It will be on display at the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Booth 837. The one-liter, naturally aspirated gasoline prototype is expected to produce up to 80% less toxins than a typical internal combustion engine. And when fully developed with its turbo charged and air hybrid components, it is expected to achieve significant gains in fuel efficiency – the most since the inception of the Otto Cycle over 130 year ago. The introduction of the Scuderi Split-Cycle technology to the engine manufacturing industry is significant because it will give OEMs a new, cleaner burning solution to comply with tough emissions and efficiency standards going into effect around the world – without having to make significant investments to retool or modify current production processes. The original Scuderi Engine was designed and invented by Carmelo Scuderi (1925-2002).

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About the Scuderi Group

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The Scuderi Group is an engine development company of fluid and thermodynamic experts focused on improving the performance of the internal combustion engine. The revolutionary Scuderi Split-Cycle Engine technology is the most significant improvement in engine performance in decades and can be applied to any internal combustion engine including gasoline, diesel, bio-diesel, and natural gas. An independent engine laboratory has completed a year-long computer modeling study resulting in further advancements in the technology as well as significantly adding to the company’s already impressive patent portfolio. Currently underway at a world renowned independent laboratory is the development of both gasoline and diesel prototypes of the Scuderi Split-Cycle Engine. Funding efforts are well underway for the continued development of the working prototypes and the commercialization of the technology through a worldwide licensing program.

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Contact Us

Posted on 28 March 2006 | 0 Comments

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If you have any questions about the Scuderi Group or airhybridblog.com, don't hesitate to contact us. We want to hear from you! Scuderi Group, LLC 1111 Elm Street, Suite 4 West Springfield, Mass 01089 Tel: +1.413.439.0343 (Fax) +1.413. 439.0266 E-mail: info@scuderigroup.com Media Contact: Bill Wrinn, Scuder Group (Tel) +1.978.381.0110 E-mail: Bill@ScuderiGroup.com.

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Welcome to Scuderi's Air Hybrid Blog

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The Air Hybrid Blog is a product of The Scuderi Group. This site aims to serve as a central portal for news and information relating to the development of air hybrid engine technology. We will also focus on hybrid developments related to gas-electric, hydrogen, fuel cell and other new technologies. The Scuderi Group is an engine development company of fluid and thermodynamic experts who have developed a breakthrough air-hybrid technology, leading to the world’s most fuel efficient internal combustion engine. The Scuderi Group’s air-hybrid system doubles the fuel efficiency of today’s conventional engines and reduces toxic emissions by up to 80 percent - all within a design that will make hybrid vehicles easier and far less expensive to build. Backed by the U.S. government and verified by a world renowned independent laboratory, the Scuderi Air-Hybrid Engine is adaptable to diesel and gasoline automobiles, commercial vehicles and any other applications powered by internal combustion engines. The Scuderi Group is unveiling the design of its revolutionary air hybrid engine technology at the Society of Automotive Engineers 2006 World Congress in Detroit April 3-6. Bookmark this site for more news and information on air hybrid engine technology and news.

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