REDFORD, MI--(MARKET WIRE)--Jun 15, 2009 -- Alternative Fuel Technologies Inc. (Other OTC:AFTC.PK - News) is pleased to announce that it has received a Phase 1 SBIR1 from the United States Army to assess the acceptability of running jet fuel (JP-8) in a very high pressure (30,000 psi) diesel fuel injection system. The project and option involve durability testing of a high pressure fuel system for 500 hrs and assessing the wear of critical parts. Once assessed, a Phase 2 proposal will be submitted to redesign the pump to reduce wear and build and test a prototype.
Phase 1 + Option (Phase 2 proposal) is valued at $120,000. The durability test is now running and will be completed inside of 3 weeks. Phase 2 is valued at $500,000. AFTC's proven DME pump "low wear" technology will be incorporated into the phase 2 design -- if the Army proceeds, which the Company believes is likely.
AFTC CEO James C. McCandless stated, "This contract is significant for Alternative Fuel Technologies as it legitimizes the technology of our product as well as the capacity to implement such technology. AFTC is striving to become the simple solution for Alternative Fuel Technologies and this is a step in the right direction."
REDFORD, MI--(MARKET WIRE)--Jun 17, 2009 -- Alternative Fuel Technologies Inc. (Other OTC:AFTC.PK - News) -- President and CEO Jim McCandless has been invited back to Washington, DC to offer insight on how his alternative fuel and related technologies are capable of reducing fuel costs for the United States Military. The rising costs of Military Fuel and the insecurity of foreign suppliers has driven the Department of Defense to develop alternatives to traditional fossil fuels. Mr. McCandless has been asked to discuss how using DME, Dimethyl Ether, along with AFTC's proprietary DME Fuel Injection Systems can satisfy the United States prime imperative to provide National Energy Security, which impacts not only US and Western economic objectives, but our Military objectives, strategies, and missions.
This October, CEO Jim McCandless will return to Washington, DC as one of the key experts charged with leading the way for The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) in contributing to the solution of this critical cost burden. The OSD is the principal "element of the Secretary of Defense" whose role, in part, is resource management, fiscal, and program evaluation. On April 17, 2009, Mr. McCandless of Alternative Fuel Technologies Inc. (AFTC) discussed the possibilities and impact of using his DME or Dimethyl Ether "alternative" fuel in United States Military Vehicles.
CEO Jim McCandless is "overjoyed" to be invited back as a key expert at October's "Military Energy and Fuels Conference." Mr. McCandless stated, "Much will depend on making future systems, platforms and weapons more fuel efficient. However, the Department of Defense appears to be heavily invested in seeing that US technological ingenuity will provide the next generation of fuel solutions...We at AFTC feel strongly about our solution and potential to contribute to our government and our country."